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Seniors Often Underestimate Their Frailty, Study Finds August 31, 2015

Nearly one-quarter had trouble getting out of hospital bed, walking 10 feet and getting back in bed

As Tropical Storm Erika Eyes Southeastern U.S., Residents Need to Prepare August 28, 2015

People should have emergency communication plan in place, stock up on essential supplies

Climate Change May Bring More ER Visits, Deaths, Study Says August 21, 2015

Strongest link between temperatures and heat-related hospital visits is among 18- to 64-year-olds, not seniors

Till Bolt Cutters Do Us Part: Titanium Rings a Challenge in the ER August 14, 2015

British medical team successfully removed durable wedding band from man's swollen finger

More Police Killed in States With High Gun Ownership: Study August 13, 2015

Risk of dying on duty is three times higher in states with more households with firearms

Hispanics in U.S. Least Likely to Dial 911 for Stroke August 12, 2015

Calling ambulance speeds up critical time to treatment, experts say

Steroids May Help Speed Pneumonia Recovery, Study Finds August 10, 2015

But a prospective, rigorous trial may be needed before standard therapy changes, expert says

More Hepatitis C Cases Being Seen in Urban ERs August 07, 2015

Researchers note emergency room doctors could play a role in slowing spread of potentially deadly virus

More Progress Needed To Get Stroke Patients Rapid Care July 31, 2015

Study finds transport time to specialized center was sometimes longer than two hours

Dialysis Patients May Be Unprepared for Natural Disasters July 28, 2015

Study notes that after Hurricane Sandy in 2012, fewer than half had detailed medication list available

When Bystanders Give CPR Right Away, Lives Are Saved, Study Shows July 21, 2015

Starting rescue efforts for victims of cardiac arrest before ambulance arrives boosts survival

1 in 6 Americans Too Far From Lifesaving Heart Centers July 13, 2015

Problem affects more rural, poor and Hispanic people, study finds

Second Severe Allergic Reaction Isn't Uncommon July 10, 2015

Study finds about one in seven kids has repeat episode

Make CPR, Defibrillator Training Mandatory for High School Graduation: Experts June 30, 2015

Having everyone learn these lifesaving interventions could boost cardiac arrest survival, panel says

Heart Association's Stroke Guidelines Support Clot-Removing Device June 29, 2015

If clot-busting drugs don't work, device can be used to pull the blockage out through the artery

'Skinny Jeans' Linked to Woman's Nerve Damage June 23, 2015

After spending the day squatting in too-tight pants, she temporarily couldn't walk

U.S. Hospitals Seeing More Kids With Self-Inflicted Injuries June 15, 2015

Cutting is the most common problem, followed by firearm injuries

Educating Stroke Survivors Helps Them Spot Another Stroke Faster June 11, 2015

Program can be especially helpful for minority patients, researchers noted

Early CPR Spurred by Smartphone Alerts Saves Lives June 10, 2015

Phone apps get trained volunteers to cardiac-arrest victims before ambulance, researchers say

Do You Need a Doctor for Bug Bites and Bee Stings? May 24, 2015

Most can be treated at home, but learn signs of emergency, expert advises

Many ER Patients With Chest Pain Can Be Sent Home, Study Finds May 18, 2015

Vast majority who have normal cardiac test results are in no immediate danger, researchers say

ERs See Spike in Narcotic Painkiller Abuse Cases May 14, 2015

U.S. report found problem was greatest among women and patients 55 and older

Expert Tips to Detect Early Warning Signs of Stroke May 10, 2015

Fast identification of brain attacks leads to better outcomes

ER Doctors Cautious When Prescribing Narcotic Painkillers: Study May 04, 2015

They're dispensing lower number of pills, using meds that carry less overdose risk

911 Best Call for Heart Attack Victims in Rural Areas: Study May 01, 2015

But many drive or are driven to hospital, losing precious time before treatment starts, researchers note

How to Lower Your Stroke Risk May 01, 2015

Neurologist suggests healthier lifestyle, treatment of heart conditions to help prevent brain attack

3.8 Million Chickens To Be Killed After Bird Flu Outbreak at Iowa Farm April 21, 2015

Experts stress this strain poses little risk to humans

More Evidence of Long-Term Illness in 9/11 Responders April 17, 2015

EMS workers join police, fire personnel still struggling with health problems, study finds

Teens Seen in ERs for Assault at Risk for Later Gun Violence: Study April 06, 2015

Researchers suggest emergency room might be best place to stop cycle of violence

New Stroke Prevention Efforts May Be Paying Off March 31, 2015

CDC study finds fewer patients treated in ERs for blood clots in the brain

Health Tip: Plan for Children in an Emergency March 26, 2015

Pack plenty of formula

Malpractice Fears Spurring Most ER Docs to Order Unnecessary Tests March 24, 2015

Study found 97 percent said they had patients undergo procedures that weren't medically needed

Health Tip: Create a Tornado Plan March 17, 2015

Make sure the family knows what to do

Surgery Seldom Needed When Older Person Breaks Upper Arm: Study March 10, 2015

British research found healing was just as efficient -- and safer -- when arm was immobilized in sling

ER Physician Raises Concerns About Powdered Caffeine February 27, 2015

One teaspoon of substance equivalent to about 25 cups of coffee

Blood Transfusion During Flight to Trauma Center Boosts Survival: Study February 16, 2015

But blood needs to be refrigerated on helicopters, researcher noted

Clot-Busting Drug May Be Safe for Those With 'Wake-Up' Strokes February 12, 2015

Small study may ease worry about use in people who feel symptoms upon waking, but more data needed

Prolonged Rescue Efforts May Not Help Young Drowning Victims: Study February 11, 2015

Researchers found brain damage and death likely when resuscitation attempts went beyond 30 minutes

Ultra-Early Stroke Care Can Start With Paramedics: Study February 04, 2015

Pre-hospital approach is sure to be adopted, expert says

Battlefield Blood-Transfusion 'Recipe' Passes Real-Life Test February 03, 2015

Balanced mix of blood products, developed in combat arenas, better than regular transfusions, trial finds

Medication Problems May Spur Many Child ER Trips, Study Finds February 02, 2015

Bad reactions, misuse are the common culprits, researchers say

Teens, Young Adults Most Likely to Go to ER After Car Accidents: Report January 30, 2015

Race also played a role, with blacks more likely to visit ER after crashes than whites, Hispanics

Eye Tracking May Help to Spot Concussions Quickly January 29, 2015

Simple technique offers possible way to assess brain injury severity, study says

72,000 Cases of Public Defibrillators Failing in Past Decade, FDA Says January 28, 2015

Agency vows action to boost the effectiveness of the life-saving devices

Watch Out for Falling Icicles January 25, 2015

Winter's hazards aren't all underfoot, doctor warns

Alcohol Poisoning Kills 6 Americans Every Day, CDC Says January 06, 2015

Older adults hardest hit by binge-drinking deaths, and long-term effects of alcoholism often play a role

Stent Treatment May Lower Stroke Disability December 17, 2014

Treatment must be given within 6 hours after a stroke starts, researchers say

Fear of Police Keeps Many Hispanics From Calling 911, Study Says December 12, 2014

Researchers explore barriers to cardiac arrest treatment

Heart Attacks Rose in N.J. in Hurricane Sandy's Wake December 12, 2014

Jump in residents' stress, physical exertion may have played a role, researchers say

Experts Urge Quick Use of Epinephrine for Severe Allergic Reactions December 02, 2014

New guidelines emphasize how effective and safe the injection is

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