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Creepy Creatures Can Be Medical Marvels, Too October 22, 2017

How modern medicine uses leeches, snakes, maggots and more to save lives

Skip Opioid Treatment for Migraine in the ER October 18, 2017

Non-narcotic drug far more effective in new study

When Should You Rush Your Toddler to the ER? October 16, 2017

For choking or possible poisoning, poll finds many parents need an emergency refresher course

Teens Mixed Up With the Law May Fall Through Medicaid Cracks October 02, 2017

Fewer important primary care appointments, more ER visits, study finds

Is Older Blood OK to Use in a Transfusion? September 27, 2017

Ability to use less fresh blood could help ease shortages

ERs Prescribing Opioids at Lower Doses, Shorter Durations September 26, 2017

Patients who receive these prescriptions are less likely to progress to long-term use, study shows

How Would Your Family Weather a Disaster? September 23, 2017

Failure to plan is the number one mistake

Gun Injuries Add Millions of Dollars to Hospital Costs September 19, 2017

Younger, minority Americans are most often affected, research shows

This Mistake Can Cost Athletes' Lives in Cardiac Arrest September 19, 2017

Bystanders often get distracted by a non-life-threatening issue, research shows

Doctors Eye the Danger From 'Nerf' Guns September 19, 2017

'Bullets' bought online may be contributing to ocular injuries

State Laws Have Big Impact on Kids' Gun Injuries September 15, 2017

Locale matters too, with firearm violence affeting urban, rural teens differently, studies find

More U.S. Kids Landing in ER With Opioid Addiction September 15, 2017

Researcher calls findings an emerging public health issue

ER Visits for These 3 Health Woes Don't Have to Happen September 12, 2017

Trips for boozing, dental problems and mental health issues can be prevented, experts say

Florida Braces for Irma's Onslaught September 08, 2017

Officials offer advice on ways to prepare for the dangerous hurricane

White Kids More Likely to Get Unneeded Antibiotics September 05, 2017

Study finds more evidence of racial disparities in ERs

Harvey's Floodwaters Harbor Many Health Hazards August 30, 2017

Contaminated water can cause infections, displace residents who lack needed meds

As Hurricane Harvey Targets Texas, Tips to Protect Yourself August 25, 2017

Forecasters say it could be worst such U.S. storm in a decade

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

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