• George LaRue: A Defenders of Tomorrow story

    On a Tuesday afternoon, George LaRue of Utopia, Texas, suffered a heart attack. Fortunately for George, Utopia’s volunteer Emergency Medical Services (EMS) received the call and rushed to the scene, where they were able to help George regain consciousness until San Antonio AirLIFE—an Air Methods program—arrived to help stabilize George and transport him to University Hospital – San Antonio.

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  • June is National Safety Month

    National Safety Month is celebrated every year in the month of June. The goal of this month is to raise awareness and focus on reducing the number of simple accidents that can cause injury and death at work, on the road and in our homes and communities.

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  • Kate Hopkins: A Defenders of Tomorrow story

    In March 2014, Kate Hopkins was visiting her family in California during Spring break from the University of Tennessee. She arose early on a Sunday to meet a friend in Yosemite National Park to go skateboarding. Texting her mom, Jackie Hopkins, that she would see her for dinner, Kate never made it back home; she had fallen from her skateboard, striking her head.

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  • Summer is Trauma Season

    You may know it as summer, but in emergency rooms across the country, the three-month period that follows spring is known as “trauma season.” That’s partially true because that's the time when children -- and adults -- who have been cooped up for months, emerge from hibernation and school classrooms.

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