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Emergency Medicine

GUEST COMMENTARY: Calm, compassionate caring shines in the face of calamity

GUEST COMMENTARY: Calm, compassionate caring shines in the face of calamity

Emergency situations can bring out the best in people, and there was no truer example than the way our community responded in the aftermath of the recent Interstate 94 motor vehicle accident.

January 30, 2014 12:00 am

JOHN DOHERTY: Are injury prevention priorities misplaced?

For all the ongoing angst involving concussion, the injury is almost always far less debilitating than a torn ACL in the knee.

January 06, 2014 6:15 pm

Extreme weather blamed for local injuries

At least one local person was treated for a hand injury related to unclogging a snow blower Monday, as the bitter cold and snowy conditions landed people in local hospitals.

January 06, 2014 6:02 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Paramedics' role in health care could change

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Paramedics' role in health care could change

As we begin 2014, we will all experience changes in our health care due to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. All areas of health care will strive for an increased focus on preventative care as well as outcome based medicine. EMS and pre-hospital care will be experiencing some dr…

January 05, 2014 12:00 am

JOHN DOHERTY: Fitness foundation necessary for athlete success

If you saw the Sunday Special in this section two days ago, you learned how unwise it is to specialize in one sport at the youth and high school levels. As reported by Times sports writer Hillary Smith, the data is pretty clear.

December 09, 2013 9:00 pm
EMS medical director honored as tops in state

EMS medical director honored as tops in state

Emergency medical service is the lifeblood of Stevan Vuckovic, D.O.

October 07, 2013 12:00 am

JOHN DOHERTY: Taking ankle lightly can be heavy burden

Athletes affected by head, heat and heart injuries or conditions attract immediate attention in the media.

July 15, 2013 5:45 pm

Taxpayers may get hit with 'convenience fee' under new pay-to-pay law

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers soon may be forced to pay a "convenience fee" when using a credit or debit card to pay municipal or utility charges under a new law signed by Republican Gov. Mike Pence.

April 30, 2013 12:45 pm Related

Pence to act on plan fast-tracking emergency medicine license for veterans

INDIANAPOLIS | Legislation making military veterans with at least two years of recent training and experience in emergency medicine immediately eligible for an Indiana emergency medical service provider license is headed to Gov. Mike Pence.

March 11, 2013 5:45 pm Related

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Vets might get fast track to emergency medicine license

INDIANAPOLIS | Military veterans with training and experience in emergency medicine would be immediately eligible for an Indiana emergency medical service provider license under legislation separately approved Monday by the Senate and House.

February 11, 2013 5:15 pm Related

EDITORIAL: Indiana on road to treating trauma gaps

Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. Gregory Larkin deserves credit for gathering information on the state's trauma care system. There are obvious gaps — including in Northwest Indiana, where no trauma center exists.

July 15, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Tonight's trauma listening session vital to community

GUEST COMMENTARY: Tonight's trauma listening session vital to community

Do you know the No. 1 killer of Hoosiers under age 45? It is injury, more specifically trauma.

June 28, 2012 12:00 am
Paramedic turned doctor is back home in emergency medicine

Paramedic turned doctor is back home in emergency medicine

VALPARAISO | David Cummins has gone full circle.

March 17, 2012 6:15 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: NWI needs local buy-in for trauma center

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: NWI needs local buy-in for trauma center

Discussion of a trauma designation has been as unrelenting as talks about a teaching hospital in Northwest Indiana. Both are major concepts dealing with quality of care in the region. The economic impact is estimated to be between $300 million to $600 million.

March 04, 2012 12:00 am

Underage drinkers calling for help may avoid punishment

INDIANAPOLIS | Legislation intended to ensure drinkers get medical attention when they drink too much was approved 95-0 by the Republican-controlled Indiana House Tuesday.

February 14, 2012 4:45 pm
Franciscan Physicians Hospital utilizes Hospitalist program for attentive treatment

Franciscan Physicians Hospital utilizes Hospitalist program for attentive treatment

As Franciscan Physicians Hospital experiences increases in patient volume, it is staffing physicians to cover acute and emergency situations at all times.

December 09, 2010 12:00 am
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