As NASA accepts emergency physician Andrew Morgan into the astronaut program, EPM takes a look at space medicine, and why EPs are so well suited for the unpredictable life on the final frontier

Incoming ACEP president Angela Gardner (pictured with Chuck Grassley (R-IA) talks about lobbying, legislation and her blue sky goals for the American College of Emergency Physicians
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alt Paul Begala, a democratic strategist and CNN political contributor, is set to headline the ACEP Scientific Assembly in Boston next week. The former Clinton consultant makes no apologies about his health care politics, stating in a recent piece in the Washington Post that "it would be a bitter disappointment if health reform did not include a public option."
altNick Jouriles never thought he’d be the ACEP president. “Not in my wildest dreams,” he said in a recent interview. But this month will mark the end of his tenure at that very position. 
They call me stan.
I was born in a factory, hand-made by skilled workers who painstakingly assembled all of my intricate parts into a life-sized replica of a human being. I talk, blink, and breathe; I can belch and vomit; my pupils react to light; my heart pumps; my bowels gurgle; my lungs respire. I can take an endotracheal tube, IV lines, a chest tube, a foley catheter, and CPR. You see, I’m a high-fidelity, computer-based, medical simulation mannequin. And they call me Stan. Let me tell you my story.
Every climbing season – April through May – the Everest Base Camp Medical Clinic comes to life.
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1994. Some emergency physicians were still in high school back when NBC’s show “ER” debuted, introducing the world to CBCs, difibrilators and George Clooney’s five o’clock shadow. Fifteen years, five Emmys and gallons of fake blood later that staple of Thursday night programming finally came off the air this spring. Twelve EPs, from a textbook writer to an ED chairman, reflect  on how the show impacted their lives and changed an entire specialty.
How One Urban Academic Center Successfully Implementing a Comprehensive ED Information System
altMaj. John Pryor, a trauma surgeon and army reservist, was killed by mortar fire in December while serving his second tour in Iraq.

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