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Combative Patients a Hazard for ParamedicsJanuary 31, 2016

Study shows assault rate much higher than for firefighters

Parents Often Ill-Informed About Food-Allergy EmergenciesJanuary 26, 2016

Many don't know how, when to use epinephrine, study finds

Blood Donors Needed After East Coast Storm: Red CrossJanuary 26, 2016

Many drives were canceled for bad weather, but donations are desperately sought

Pain Relief Advice May Help ER Patients With Terminal CancerJanuary 15, 2016

These consultations linked to better and longer quality of life, researchers say

Pediatricians' Group Says U.S. Lacks Resources to Treat Kids in DisastersJanuary 04, 2016

Drugs to counter biological or other threats too often geared to adults, American Academy of Pediatrics says

Families of Critically Ill Patients Need Extra Support, TooDecember 31, 2015

Tips for coping when a loved one is in the ICU

More Evidence That Time-to-Treatment Is Crucial for StrokeDecember 21, 2015

Patients who got clot-busting catheter therapy sooner fared better in study

Emergency Surgery Patients Often Wind Up Back in Hospital: StudyNovember 11, 2015

Surgical site infections were the most common reason why

45-Minute Class Helps Middle Schoolers Master CPR BasicsNovember 09, 2015

They retained the info months later, even without a refresher session, study found

Lifesaving Defibrillators Often Behind Locked Doors, Study FindsNovember 09, 2015

Devices that shock heart rhythm back to normal were not available 25 percent of time in emergencies

Many Parents Unaware of Emergency Plans at Kids' Pre-schoolsOctober 30, 2015

Less than half knew crisis plans are online, poll finds

Few Americans Know Warning Signs of StrokeOctober 27, 2015

New song can help people recall symptoms and act quickly if one occurs, experts say

Unexpected Severe Allergic Reactions Strike Many SchoolsOctober 26, 2015

Study found 1 in 10 dealt with anaphylaxis case in 2013, 22 percent were kids with no known allergies

Disaster Plans Must Consider Children, Pediatrics Group SaysOctober 19, 2015

Youngsters face greater health risks from terrorist attacks, accidents and outbreaks

FDA Approves Drug to Reverse Blood Thinner's EffectOctober 16, 2015

Praxbind cleared for emergency use with Pradaxa when bleeding can't be controlled

Hospital Care for Nonfatal Gun Wounds Costs $679 Million a YearOctober 15, 2015

Average hospital stay is seven days, U.S. study finds

Dietary Supplements Land Thousands in the ER Each YearOctober 14, 2015

Weight-loss products, energy boosters are common culprits, study finds

Sensitive Blood Test May Help Rule Out Heart AttackOctober 08, 2015

Researchers say goal is to reduce hospital admissions, medical costs

Zip Line Injuries on the RiseOctober 05, 2015

Increasing popularity of the adventure sport brings increase in ER visits, study finds

ERs Often 'Safety Net' Care for People With Schizophrenia: CDCSeptember 23, 2015

Report finds more than 380,000 ER visits over 2 years for adults under 65

Many Critically Ill Patients Lack 'Do Not Resuscitate' OrdersSeptember 22, 2015

After surviving cardiac arrest, only one in four let doctors know their wishes, study finds

Hip-Fracture Surgery Risk Not Just Due to Age, Study FindsSeptember 15, 2015

Poor outcomes could stem from factors related to having an emergency procedure, expert suggests

Long Shifts Linked to Increased Injury Risk for EMS WorkersSeptember 15, 2015

The longer they work, the greater their risk, observational study shows

Kids' ER Visits for Medicine Overdoses Dropping: ReportSeptember 08, 2015

Education, prevention messages, safer packaging may be working, CDC says

Seniors Often Underestimate Their Frailty, Study FindsAugust 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 PrepareAugust 28, 2015

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

Climate Change May Bring More ER Visits, Deaths, Study SaysAugust 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 ERAugust 14, 2015

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

More Police Killed in States With High Gun Ownership: StudyAugust 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 StrokeAugust 12, 2015

Calling ambulance speeds up critical time to treatment, experts say

Steroids May Help Speed Pneumonia Recovery, Study FindsAugust 10, 2015

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

More Hepatitis C Cases Being Seen in Urban ERsAugust 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 CareJuly 31, 2015

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

Dialysis Patients May Be Unprepared for Natural DisastersJuly 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 ShowsJuly 21, 2015

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

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

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

Second Severe Allergic Reaction Isn't UncommonJuly 10, 2015

Study finds about one in seven kids has repeat episode

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

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

Heart Association's Stroke Guidelines Support Clot-Removing DeviceJune 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 DamageJune 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 InjuriesJune 15, 2015

Cutting is the most common problem, followed by firearm injuries

Educating Stroke Survivors Helps Them Spot Another Stroke FasterJune 11, 2015

Program can be especially helpful for minority patients, researchers noted

Early CPR Spurred by Smartphone Alerts Saves LivesJune 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 FindsMay 18, 2015

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

ERs See Spike in Narcotic Painkiller Abuse CasesMay 14, 2015

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

Expert Tips to Detect Early Warning Signs of StrokeMay 10, 2015

Fast identification of brain attacks leads to better outcomes

ER Doctors Cautious When Prescribing Narcotic Painkillers: StudyMay 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: StudyMay 01, 2015

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

How to Lower Your Stroke RiskMay 01, 2015

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