Trauma Centers: How They Impact the Community

By Craig Cook, MD
Trauma Centers play a critical role in keeping communities safe

You’re driving to work one day when suddenly a car runs a red light and hits your vehicle. You are hurt, but you don’t know how badly. Someone calls 911 and the ambulance arrives. Where should they take you? Will any hospital be fine or do you need a trauma center? Does it make a difference?

The National Institute on Aging: Recapping Older Americans Month

By Kristen Gooch, RN, MPH
Elderly Safety

The theme of this years Older American Month was Safe Today. Healthy-Tomorrow. When Older Americans Month was established in 1963, only 17 million living Americans had reached their 65th birthdays. About a third of older Americans lived in poverty and there were few programs to meet their needs. Interest in older Americans and their concerns was growing, however.