"Relic" - an object surviving from an earlier time, especially one of historical or sentimental interest. Relic derives from the Latin "reliquiae," meaning remains and a form of the Latin verb relinquere, to leave behind or abandon. Relics include the physical remains as well as other objects that have been "sanctified" by being touched to the body in life or death. From high over the bluffs of the Mississippi River Valley near ...

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shutterstock_117539575 As the helicopter emergency services (HEMS) industry enters its fifth decade, there is an 800-pound gorilla in the room and nobody is talking.  The average EMT, fireman and emergency physician too often make the flawed assumption that when it comes to HEMS, the industry is a uniform, high quality, strictly regulated entity.  They assume that all HEMS programs use state of ...

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