July 22, 2014: American Red Cross Issues Urgent Call for Blood Donations
'Emergency situation' could arise in weeks if shortages continue

July 17, 2014: With ERs, the Busier, the Better, Study Finds
Risk of death may be 10 percent lower at high-volume emergency rooms

July 08, 2014: 1 in 6 Teens Treated in ER Has History of Dating Violence: Study
Both males and females affected; risk goes up with drug and alcohol abuse, researchers say

July 03, 2014: Hurricane Season Has Begun: Are You Ready?
Hurricane Arthur serves as reminder to check emergency food, water and medical supplies

July 03, 2014: Teen Drinkers Risking Their Lives: Study
And when they take drugs, chances of serious health outcomes rise even higher, researchers report

June 19, 2014: Sharp Rise in 'Meth'-Linked ER Visits in U.S., Study Shows
Resurgence in abuse cases reverses a decline noted between 2005-2007, federal experts say

May 28, 2014: Older Black Trauma Patients Fare Better Than Whites in ER: Study
Researchers found older white trauma patients were 20 percent more likely to die

May 25, 2014: Don't Let the Warm Weather Leave You Snakebitten
If bitten, call 911 but keep the snake away from the ER

May 22, 2014: Sharp Rise in ER Visits Tied to Abuse of Sedative, Study Finds
Use of Xanax along with painkillers such as Oxycontin can be especially deadly, experts note

May 16, 2014: Injuries From Swallowed Magnets on the Rise in Kids, Study Finds
Small, spherical magnetic sets introduced in 2009 tied to more cases and worse outcomes

May 15, 2014: As Summer Arrives, CDC Offers Pool Chemical Safety Tips
Injuries can occur when people ignore instructions or get careless with these hazardous products

May 13, 2014: ERs See Spike in Traumatic Brain Injuries
Researchers say increased awareness, diagnosis could explain some of the 29 percent increase over a five-year period

May 10, 2014: Know the Signs of Stroke
Follow the FAST rule, experts advise

May 02, 2014: Trampolines Linked to More Than 1 Million ER Visits Over a Decade
Study finds cost of those injuries topped $1 billion

April 30, 2014: Dispatcher-Assisted CPR Boosts Cardiac Arrest Survival in Kids: Study
When bystanders follow experts' instructions, more brain function can also be preserved, findings show

April 23, 2014: Research Shows Ways to Speed Stroke Care
Studies looked at improvements in ER, specially equipped ambulance that could deliver clot-busting drug

April 22, 2014: Two Drugs Work Equally Well for Epileptic Seizures in Kids: Study
Ativan, Valium both good options for emergency treatment, experts say

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