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Public health obligation to prevent TB transmission

- 01/26/2016

By Catherine R. Counts The recent tuberculosis outbreak in Marion, Alabama, has resulted in a controversial public health program paying people to get tested for TB. Although more than 1,000 ...


More than 1,000 tested for tuberculosis in rural Alabama

- 01/21/2016

By Phillip Lucas Associated Press MARION, Ala. — Tuberculosis, a global scourge, has mostly been eradicated in the United States, but minorities and poor people who lack regular health ...


Importance of education for EMS leaders

- 01/20/2016

Art Hsieh, EMS1 Editorial Advisor, describes the issues the EMS industry needs to confront in order to grow and evolve. "These little bolt on (solutions) don't come together" to meet the needs ...


Ambulance company owner pleads guilty to health care fraud

- 01/14/2016

Associated Press CINCINNATI — An ambulance company owner accused of submitting more than $1.4 million in fraudulent bills to Medicare and Medicaid has pleaded guilty in Ohio to health ...


Jon Stewart joins NYC mayor in honoring 9/11 firefighter

- 01/11/2016

By Verena Dobnik Associated Press NEW YORK — Jon Stewart says he was only a "wingman" to a cancer-stricken Sept. 11 firefighter who helped stage a last-ditch congressional ...


SC bill aims to cover PTSD under workers’ compensation

- 01/09/2016

By Ann Marie Farina A bipartisan group of South Carolina senators have introduced a bill, S429, that would permit some first responders to file for workers’ compensation benefits for ...


Guam ambulance company managers admit to fraud conspiracy

- 01/05/2016

Associated Press HAGATNA, Guam — Two employees of a Guam ambulance company have admitted guilt in a conspiracy to defraud the federal government of nearly $11 million. Trevor Cruz ...


First responders celebrate extension of 9/11 health act

- 12/20/2015

CBSNewYork NEW YORK — Lawmakers and survivors of the Sept. 11 terror attacks rallied Saturday at the World Trade Center in celebration of permanent funding for the Zadroga Act. The ...


9/11 health program included in bill set to pass this week

- 12/16/2015

By Mary Clare Jalonick ​Associated Press WASHINGTON — First responders who rushed to the World Trade Center after the Sept. 11 attacks, spent weeks cleaning up the site and later became ...


NY police commissioner fights for 9/11 health bill

- 12/11/2015

By Deb Riechmann Associated Press WASHINGTON — The New York Police Department commissioner, flanked by police and firefighters, pushed Congress on Thursday to keep dollars flowing to ...


Report: Improving patient safety will take a total systems approach

- 12/10/2015

BOSTON — Fifteen years after the Institute of Medicine brought public attention to the issue of medical errors and adverse events, patient safety concerns remain a serious public health ...


Legislators need to show they truly support first responders

- 12/09/2015

We are in the midst of the season where tradition calls for spreading good tidings of joy and kinship to both friends and strangers. It should be a time of fun gatherings, great food and good ...


Prayer shame for lawmakers blocking 9/11 responder bill

- 12/07/2015

It didn't take long for Tuesday's tragic mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, to turn political. It is, after all, election season. And those on both sides of the gun-control ...


9-year-old, lawmakers rally for 9/11 health benefits

- 12/07/2015

By Jonathan Lemire Associated Press NEW YORK — At a rally featuring speeches by nearly a dozen lawmakers, the loudest message of all was delivered by a 9-year-old boy who didn't ...


Jon Stewart, 9/11 responders ask Congress to extend health benefits

- 12/04/2015

By Mary Clare Jalonick Associated Press WASHINGTON — Comedian Jon Stewart, firefighters, policemen and other 9/11 first respondersconfronted lawmakers Thursday as they pressured Congress ...


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