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Health Tip: Plan for a Heat Wave August 15, 2017

Here's how

ER Rates Soar as Toddlers Ingest Pot, French Study Finds August 14, 2017

Accidental intoxication rose 133 percent in a decade; U.S. experts call findings highly relevant

For Cancer Patients in the ER, Delirium Linked to Poor Outcomes August 09, 2017

Seriously confused people were more likely to be hospitalized and to die early, study finds

Stress of Flying Doesn't Dim Abilities of Search-and-Rescue Dogs July 31, 2017

Though their bodies reacted, their performance wasn't affected, study showed

Health Tip: Preparing for an Emergency July 31, 2017

Don't be caught off-guard

When Disaster Strikes, Don't Forget Your Pets July 30, 2017

Prepare kit of essential supplies, evacuate early when you have animals, veterinarians say

Losing Medicaid Tough on People Battling Depression: Study July 19, 2017

Breaks in coverage result in more ER visits and longer hospital stays, research finds

Shortage of Bee, Wasp Venom Stings Those With Allergies July 07, 2017

Facing expected season-long shortage, doctors urge patients to carry EpiPens just in case

Blood Shortage Prompts Call for Donations July 06, 2017

American Red Cross says declines seen in summer leading to dangerously low supply

Workers Unprepared for Heart Emergencies on the Job: Survey June 26, 2017

Most employees are untrained in first aid and CPR and don't know where to find lifesaving equipment

Head Position May Not Affect Outcome After Stroke June 21, 2017

International study suggests patients will do as well sitting up as following doctor's orders to lie on their backs

Strike Back Against Snake Bites June 19, 2017

Expert advice on what to do if you're bitten and how to prevent a bite in the first place

Acupuncture May Be Effective Painkiller in the ER June 19, 2017

It's a safe alternative to addictive opioid pain relievers, Australian researchers say

Cardiac Arrest? Someday, Drones May Come to Your Rescue June 13, 2017

Like something from a science fiction movie, the machines can fly in carrying life-saving equipment

Teen Boys Treated for Assault Often Want Mental Health Care, Too June 07, 2017

Support can help adolescents recover and get back to school, researcher says

Overcharging Common in U.S. Emergency Rooms June 02, 2017

Minorities and uninsured are most often victims of 'price gouging', study contends

Costs of ER Treatments a Mystery to Many Docs May 30, 2017

Just 4 in 10 could accurately estimate charges for patients, study finds

Bystander CPR Helps Save Brain Function After Near-Drowning May 26, 2017

Heart compressions were even more effective than automatic defibrillator, study finds

Hospital Protocol Helps Thwart Serious Infection May 24, 2017

Study finds faster treatment leads to lower risk of dying from sepsis

Overcrowded ERs Risky for Some Seriously Ill Patients May 22, 2017

People with sepsis had to wait almost an extra hour for antibiotics in busy hospitals, study finds

ERs May Need to Rethink Opioid Prescription Practices May 19, 2017

States should limit the number of days these drugs can be given, study suggests

Black, Hispanic Americans Less Likely to See a Neurologist May 17, 2017

They more often wind up in the ER and face higher medical costs than white patients, study shows

Too Many Parents Say No to Helmets for Kids on Wheels May 10, 2017

Use of safety gear lags despite thousands of visits to U.S. hospitals each week, survey finds

Hear This! Keep Cotton Swabs Out of Kids' Ears May 08, 2017

An estimated 12,500 U.S. children are injured every year after cleaning mishaps, researchers say

Pot a Factor in More ER Admissions for Colorado Teens After Legalization May 05, 2017

Number of urgent care cases where teen showed pot use rose 4-fold after legalization, study finds

Could an Ice Bag to the Face Be Life-Saver for Trauma Patients? April 26, 2017

This easy remedy might give first responders needed time to transport injured patients, researchers say

Most Patients Not Shy About Revealing Sexual Orientation April 24, 2017

This information is important and people feel it's relevant to their health, researchers report

When to Pick the Nose in a Medical Emergency April 21, 2017

Instead of shots, some ERs are giving patients medicine through the nostrils, researchers say

Do Marathons' Road Closures Lead to More Local Deaths? April 12, 2017

Elderly with heart problems fare worse on race days, perhaps due to delays in care, researchers say

Defect Prompts Mylan to Recall Some EpiPens April 06, 2017

Rare cases of 'failure to activate' during potentially fatal allergic reactions spurred the action, company says

EpiPen Out-of-Pocket Costs More Than Doubled Over Decade April 04, 2017

Study questions steep price hikes for lifesaving drugs, even among insured patients

Do Energy Drinks + Booze = More Injuries? March 21, 2017

Adding caffeine boost to alcohol could make a dangerous cocktail, study suggests

ATMs, Coffee Shops Ideal Spots for Heart Defibrillators March 20, 2017

Having the devices easily accessible might save the lives of more cardiac arrest victims

Would You Feel Safe in a Driverless Ambulance? March 07, 2017

Vehicles would free up an extra person to care for patient, but studies find Americans have mixed views

Asthma Much More Lethal for Black Children, Study Finds March 06, 2017

This group has 6 times the odds of dying from the illness compared to whites, Hispanics

Rising Number of Kids Ill From Drinking Hand Sanitizers: CDC March 02, 2017

Some children aged 6 to 12 may be intentionally consuming brands containing alcohol, researchers say

Valium May Be Useless for Acute Lower Back Pain February 28, 2017

Another study casts doubt on notion that potent painkillers can really help

Ice Fishing Can Invite Serious Injuries February 25, 2017

Anglers may suffer burns, concussions and broken bones

Head Position Just After Stroke Doesn't Affect Recovery: Study February 22, 2017

Lying flat or sitting up slightly neither boosted nor harmed patients' outcomes

Anti-Addiction Meds Given in ER Can Help Battle Abuse February 17, 2017

Giving drugs to reduce cravings appears to be effective option, study finds

Some Docs May Help Fuel Opioid Abuse Epidemic February 15, 2017

Patients are 30 percent more likely to get hooked on painkillers if their ER physician prescribes them frequently

Student-Athletes Don't Have to Be Hit By Injuries February 15, 2017

Equipment safety, emergency training and time for recovery are key to avoiding trouble, experts say

Beware Heart Attack Risk From Shoveling Snow February 13, 2017

Canadian study finds cases rose for men after heavy snowfalls

How to Stay on Your Feet During Slippery Winter Conditions February 11, 2017

Any surfaces that look wet and dark are probably icy, safety experts say

Undocumented Immigrants Often Face Tough Health Care Choices February 06, 2017

Two U.S. studies find them unable to get adequate kidney dialysis and end-of-life care

Hey, Super Bowl Fans: Don't Choke on Game Day February 04, 2017

Be especially careful with meats as these foods are most likely to get stuck, study finds

Blood Shortage Prompts Red Cross Call for Donations January 06, 2017

Says decline in donors seen over holidays

Seniors' Health Can Tumble After ER Visit January 06, 2017

Disability and loss of agility more likely six months after treatment, study finds

On Hospital Wards, Patient Crises May Have 'Domino Effect' December 27, 2016

When one patient has an emergency, the odds that a 2nd patient will face trouble also rises, study finds

Serious Yoga Injuries, Though Rare, Are on the Rise December 22, 2016

Problems requiring ER care up about 70 percent, even more in older people, study finds

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