UCLA’s Operation Mend Healing the Wounds of War

UCLA Health’s Operation Mend will celebrate 15 years of serving post 9/11-era wounded warriors and their families by walking with patients, their family members, physicians, staff, and supporters in the 2022 New York City Veterans Day Parade. They will be joining an estimated 25,000 marchers who gather to honor veterans, raise awareness of those who serve them, and to salute members of our currently serving military.

How more rigorous accounting leads to fewer workplace injuries

Businesses that want to make their workplaces safer might try adopting a more rigorous accounting system.
A new study from the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business found that firms with fewer workplace injuries also have more accurate earnings forecasts or have to restate their earnings less often.

Children in Rural Communities at Risk for Poor Lawnmower Injury Outcomes

Children in rural communities are 1.7 times more likely to undergo an amputation after a lawnmower injury than children in urban communities, according to a new study by researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). The researchers also found that although lawnmower injuries are prevalent throughout the United States, children in Southern and Midwestern states account for more than 80% of pediatric lawnmower injuries.

Vitamin D Boosts Chances of Walking After Hip Fracture

Senior citizens who are not vitamin D deficient have a better chance of walking after hip fracture surgery, according to a Rutgers-led study. The findings in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggest that vitamin D deficiency could limit mobility in older adults, said senior author Sue Shapses, a professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences at Rutgers University–New Brunswick.

Robot Uses Artificial Intelligence and Imaging to Draw Blood

Rutgers engineers have created a tabletop device that combines a robot, artificial intelligence and near-infrared and ultrasound imaging to draw blood or insert catheters to deliver fluids and drugs. Their research results, published in the journal Nature Machine Intelligence, suggest that autonomous systems like the image-guided robotic device could outperform people on some complex medical tasks.

Baylor Scott & White Health Opens New Sports and Orthopedic Center in Waco

Baylor Scott & White Health opened a new facility designed to promote the community’s health while advancing sports medicine and injury prevention across the region.


A study released today showed that 34% of public and private high schools, have no access to athletic trainers in the United Stated. Furthermore, the study indicates that lack of appropriate sports medicine care is even greater for private schools (45% with no AT access) where parents are traditionally paying for what they perceive as a better and safer experience.