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1 in 6 Teens Treated in ER Has History of Dating Violence: Study July 08, 2014

Both males and females affected; risk goes up with drug and alcohol abuse, researchers say

Hurricane Season Has Begun: Are You Ready? July 03, 2014

Hurricane Arthur serves as reminder to check emergency food, water and medical supplies

Teen Drinkers Risking Their Lives: Study July 03, 2014

And when they take drugs, chances of serious health outcomes rise even higher, researchers report

Sharp Rise in 'Meth'-Linked ER Visits in U.S., Study Shows June 19, 2014

Resurgence in abuse cases reverses a decline noted between 2005-2007, federal experts say

Older Black Trauma Patients Fare Better Than Whites in ER: Study May 28, 2014

Researchers found older white trauma patients were 20 percent more likely to die

Don't Let the Warm Weather Leave You Snakebitten May 25, 2014

If bitten, call 911 but keep the snake away from the ER

Sharp Rise in ER Visits Tied to Abuse of Sedative, Study Finds May 22, 2014

Use of Xanax along with painkillers such as Oxycontin can be especially deadly, experts note

Injuries From Swallowed Magnets on the Rise in Kids, Study Finds May 16, 2014

Small, spherical magnetic sets introduced in 2009 tied to more cases and worse outcomes

As Summer Arrives, CDC Offers Pool Chemical Safety Tips May 15, 2014

Injuries can occur when people ignore instructions or get careless with these hazardous products

ERs See Spike in Traumatic Brain Injuries May 13, 2014

Researchers say increased awareness, diagnosis could explain some of the 29 percent increase over a five-year period

Know the Signs of Stroke May 10, 2014

Follow the FAST rule, experts advise

Trampolines Linked to More Than 1 Million ER Visits Over a Decade May 02, 2014

Study finds cost of those injuries topped $1 billion

Dispatcher-Assisted CPR Boosts Cardiac Arrest Survival in Kids: Study April 30, 2014

When bystanders follow experts' instructions, more brain function can also be preserved, findings show

Research Shows Ways to Speed Stroke Care April 23, 2014

Studies looked at improvements in ER, specially equipped ambulance that could deliver clot-busting drug

Two Drugs Work Equally Well for Epileptic Seizures in Kids: Study April 22, 2014

Ativan, Valium both good options for emergency treatment, experts say

Protecting Children From Poison Emergencies April 12, 2014

Safety, treatment advice for parents from the American Academy of Pediatrics

More ERs Treating Headaches With Narcotics, Study Finds April 02, 2014

Despite guidelines against prescribing powerful painkillers for these patients, the trend has grown

ERs Dispensing More Narcotic Painkillers: Study March 21, 2014

Less-powerful drugs often better choice, depending on source of pain, doctors say

Women Face Delays in Heart Attack Care Compared to Men: Study March 17, 2014

Researchers found female patients under 55 waiting longer than males for ECGs, clot-busting drugs

Trauma Center Closures Tied to Higher Death Risk for Injured Patients March 13, 2014

California study suggests longer travel time makes a difference

Repeat Drug Overdoses Raise Risk for Hospitalization, Ventilator Care March 11, 2014

Risk rises with multiple ER visits, researchers say

Spring Break Drunkeness a Dangerous Tradition March 10, 2014

Expert says thousands of college students injured each year after drinking too much, and some die

Elderly Diabetes Patients on Insulin Most Vulnerable to Low-Blood-Sugar Trouble March 10, 2014

Study found they were more than twice as likely to end up in ER, five times more likely to be hospitalized

Texting While Walking Often Leads to Injuries: Expert March 06, 2014

Distraction causes people to fall down stairs, step into traffic, trauma doctor says

Vigorous Exertion at Work May Trigger Heart Attacks, Strokes February 25, 2014

Study looked at circumstances of firefighters who died on the job

Insured Patients May Not Always Get Best Trauma Care, Study Finds February 19, 2014

They were less likely to be transferred to trauma centers than the uninsured were

'Talking' Medical Devices, Apps Continue to Evolve February 18, 2014

Innovations can help people manage their conditions, function in emergencies, keep doctors informed

Giving Magnesium to Stroke Victims Early Not Helpful: Study February 14, 2014

Made no difference in long-term outcomes, but other drugs being developed might, study says

Few Americans Get Recommended Emergency Stroke Care February 13, 2014

However, most live within an hour of hospital that can give proper treatment, study finds

Infections Like Colds, Chickenpox Tied to Some Stroke Risk in Kids February 12, 2014

The brain attacks are rare in children, experts note, and study found vaccines may offer some protection

Survival Rates Similar After Accidents, Acts of Violence: Study February 07, 2014

Cause of traumatic injuries not necessarily related to likelihood of survival, surgeon says

Infants at Highest Risk for Childhood Burns February 04, 2014

Hot beverages, hair irons most often the cause, British study found

Twenty U.S. Kids Hospitalized Each Day for Gun Injuries: Study January 27, 2014

Nearly a third of these shootings are accidental, study finds

ERs Not Curbing Overuse of Antibiotics, Study Reveals January 24, 2014

Finding seen despite nationwide push against unnecessary use, to prevent drug resistance

Stocking Epinephrine in Schools Might Save Lives January 17, 2014

Advocates say one in four allergic reactions happens for the first time on school grounds

Avoiding Injury During Winter Sports January 05, 2014

Skiing, snowboarding, ice skating are common causes of sprains, dislocations, fractures

No Harm Done From 'Scoop and Run' Police Transport Policy: Study January 04, 2014

Survival of gunshot, stabbing victims similar whether they're moved by police or EMS

Medicaid Use May Boost ER Visits, Study in Oregon Suggests January 02, 2014

Expansion of public insurance plan unlikely to reduce urgent care, researchers say

When Winter Fun Isn't So Fun January 01, 2014

Sledding, skating, skiing and other cold weather activities all carry a potential risk of harm

Rise in U.S. High Chair Injuries Stuns Experts December 09, 2013

Either safety straps aren't working or adults don't use them properly, researchers say

Study Challenges Myths About Frequent ER Users December 06, 2013

They're likely to have chronic health conditions, rather than mental illness or substance abuse, authors say

Morphine, Blood Thinner Plavix a Bad Mix for Heart Attack Victims: Study December 04, 2013

Painkiller appeared to slow, diminish anti-clotting effect of heart drug

FDA Renews Warning on HeartStart Defibrillator Failures December 04, 2013

Owners of the recalled Philips automated external defibrillators advised to contact the company

Ecstasy Use on Rise Again Among U.S. Teens: Report December 03, 2013

Alcohol contributing to ER visits from hallucinogen, federal officials say

Cross These Dangerous Toys Off Kids' Christmas List, Experts Say November 26, 2013

Annual 'Trouble in Toyland' report cites playthings that could choke or poison a child

Nail-Gun Injuries on the Rise Among Construction Workers November 23, 2013

More than half of patients in Australian study needed surgery

CPR Devices No More Effective Than Hands-On Method: Study November 22, 2013

Researchers compared survival rates after resuscitation for cardiac arrest

CPR Training Rates Lower in Poor, Rural U.S. Communities November 19, 2013

Less bystander resuscitation training also seen in the South, Midwest and West

Sudden Cardiac Arrest May Have Early Warning Signs November 19, 2013

Study of men highlights importance of seeking medical help for chest pain, shortness of breath

Antidote Might Reverse Complication From Blood Thinner Pradaxa November 18, 2013

In early tests, new drug allowed blood to clot again with no apparent side effects