April 12, 2014: Protecting Children From Poison Emergencies
Safety, treatment advice for parents from the American Academy of Pediatrics

April 02, 2014: More ERs Treating Headaches With Narcotics, Study Finds
Despite guidelines against prescribing powerful painkillers for these patients, the trend has grown

March 21, 2014: ERs Dispensing More Narcotic Painkillers: Study
Less-powerful drugs often better choice, depending on source of pain, doctors say

March 17, 2014: Women Face Delays in Heart Attack Care Compared to Men: Study
Researchers found female patients under 55 waiting longer than males for ECGs, clot-busting drugs

March 13, 2014: Trauma Center Closures Tied to Higher Death Risk for Injured Patients
California study suggests longer travel time makes a difference

March 11, 2014: Repeat Drug Overdoses Raise Risk for Hospitalization, Ventilator Care
Risk rises with multiple ER visits, researchers say

March 10, 2014: Spring Break Drunkeness a Dangerous Tradition
Expert says thousands of college students injured each year after drinking too much, and some die

March 10, 2014: Elderly Diabetes Patients on Insulin Most Vulnerable to Low-Blood-Sugar Trouble
Study found they were more than twice as likely to end up in ER, five times more likely to be hospitalized

March 06, 2014: Texting While Walking Often Leads to Injuries: Expert
Distraction causes people to fall down stairs, step into traffic, trauma doctor says

February 25, 2014: Vigorous Exertion at Work May Trigger Heart Attacks, Strokes
Study looked at circumstances of firefighters who died on the job

February 19, 2014: Insured Patients May Not Always Get Best Trauma Care, Study Finds
They were less likely to be transferred to trauma centers than the uninsured were

February 18, 2014: 'Talking' Medical Devices, Apps Continue to Evolve
Innovations can help people manage their conditions, function in emergencies, keep doctors informed

February 14, 2014: Giving Magnesium to Stroke Victims Early Not Helpful: Study
Made no difference in long-term outcomes, but other drugs being developed might, study says

February 13, 2014: Few Americans Get Recommended Emergency Stroke Care
However, most live within an hour of hospital that can give proper treatment, study finds

February 12, 2014: Infections Like Colds, Chickenpox Tied to Some Stroke Risk in Kids
The brain attacks are rare in children, experts note, and study found vaccines may offer some protection

February 07, 2014: Survival Rates Similar After Accidents, Acts of Violence: Study
Cause of traumatic injuries not necessarily related to likelihood of survival, surgeon says

February 04, 2014: Infants at Highest Risk for Childhood Burns
Hot beverages, hair irons most often the cause, British study found

January 27, 2014: Twenty U.S. Kids Hospitalized Each Day for Gun Injuries: Study
Nearly a third of these shootings are accidental, study finds

January 24, 2014: ERs Not Curbing Overuse of Antibiotics, Study Reveals
Finding seen despite nationwide push against unnecessary use, to prevent drug resistance

January 17, 2014: Stocking Epinephrine in Schools Might Save Lives
Advocates say one in four allergic reactions happens for the first time on school grounds

January 05, 2014: Avoiding Injury During Winter Sports
Skiing, snowboarding, ice skating are common causes of sprains, dislocations, fractures

January 04, 2014: No Harm Done From 'Scoop and Run' Police Transport Policy: Study
Survival of gunshot, stabbing victims similar whether they're moved by police or EMS

January 02, 2014: Medicaid Use May Boost ER Visits, Study in Oregon Suggests
Expansion of public insurance plan unlikely to reduce urgent care, researchers say

January 01, 2014: When Winter Fun Isn't So Fun
Sledding, skating, skiing and other cold weather activities all carry a potential risk of harm

December 09, 2013: Rise in U.S. High Chair Injuries Stuns Experts
Either safety straps aren't working or adults don't use them properly, researchers say

December 06, 2013: Study Challenges Myths About Frequent ER Users
They're likely to have chronic health conditions, rather than mental illness or substance abuse, authors say

December 04, 2013: Morphine, Blood Thinner Plavix a Bad Mix for Heart Attack Victims: Study
Painkiller appeared to slow, diminish anti-clotting effect of heart drug

December 04, 2013: FDA Renews Warning on HeartStart Defibrillator Failures
Owners of the recalled Philips automated external defibrillators advised to contact the company

December 03, 2013: Ecstasy Use on Rise Again Among U.S. Teens: Report
Alcohol contributing to ER visits from hallucinogen, federal officials say

November 26, 2013: Cross These Dangerous Toys Off Kids' Christmas List, Experts Say
Annual 'Trouble in Toyland' report cites playthings that could choke or poison a child

November 23, 2013: Nail-Gun Injuries on the Rise Among Construction Workers
More than half of patients in Australian study needed surgery

November 22, 2013: CPR Devices No More Effective Than Hands-On Method: Study
Researchers compared survival rates after resuscitation for cardiac arrest

November 19, 2013: CPR Training Rates Lower in Poor, Rural U.S. Communities
Less bystander resuscitation training also seen in the South, Midwest and West

November 19, 2013: Sudden Cardiac Arrest May Have Early Warning Signs
Study of men highlights importance of seeking medical help for chest pain, shortness of breath

November 18, 2013: Antidote Might Reverse Complication From Blood Thinner Pradaxa
In early tests, new drug allowed blood to clot again with no apparent side effects

November 18, 2013: Transfusions During Hospital Transport May Help Trauma Patients Survive
Study compared short-term survival in severely injured patients

November 15, 2013: Bone Doctors May Miss Signs of Domestic Abuse, Survey Finds
Most orthopedic surgeons not trained to recognize broken bones caused by intimate-partner violence

November 12, 2013: Divorce May Raise Risk of Accidental Death
Rates of preventable deaths, such as in a fire, twice as high for divorced people, study finds

November 11, 2013: Fewer ER Visits for Kids After Cold Medicine Restrictions
CDC study ties improvement to label changes, voluntary manufacturer withdrawals

November 11, 2013: Signs of Early Kidney Damage Found in Some 9/11 Responders
Researchers say those who were exposed longest to polluted air at Ground Zero were most affected

November 08, 2013: Certain Allergies Plus Blood Pressure Meds Could Be Bad Mix
People on ACE inhibitors can experience oral allergy syndrome, a rare reaction to some fruits, vegetables

November 07, 2013: For Children of Teen Parents, Most Injuries Due to Falls: Study
ER records suggest efforts should be made to teach better supervision skills to young parents, researcher says

November 06, 2013: Health Tip: Keep a First Aid Kit in the Car
Include an over-the-counter painkiller

October 28, 2013: Too Few Kids Follow Bike Helmet Laws, Study Finds
In L.A. County over 5-year period, 8 of 9 children who died in bike accidents weren't wearing helmets

October 28, 2013: 'Super-Magnets' Pose Rising Threat to Kids, Study Finds
Ingestion of these magnets in desk toys, other items continues, pediatricians say

October 25, 2013: Ultrasound Device May Improve Emergency Stroke Care: Study
In combination with a powerful clot-dissolving drug, the technology might help clear blocked arteries

October 23, 2013: Seniors With Serious Injuries Often Don't Receive Specialized Care
Elderly patients treated in regular emergency rooms have higher mortality rates after release

October 14, 2013: Bullet Wounds Kill 8 Percent of U.S. Kids Treated at ERs
That's a higher level of serious injury and death than any other cause, even car accidents, study finds

October 07, 2013: Appendix Removal Isn't Riskier on Weekend, Study Says
But the bill you get afterward might be a bit higher

October 01, 2013: Better-Educated Public May Bring More Lifesaving CPR, Study Shows
In Denmark, survival after cardiac arrest rose as more bystanders received training