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Too Many Public Defibrillators Out of Reach When Needed August 15, 2016

Canadian study shows many are kept in buildings that aren't always open

Taking a Bike Ride? Don't Forget Your Helmet August 13, 2016

Wearing the right head gear will dramatically reduce your risk of serious injury or even death

How to Have Fun -- and Stay Safe -- at the Beach or Pool August 06, 2016

These water-safety tips from the American Red Cross could save a life

Toddlers at High Risk of Chemical Eye Burns: Study August 04, 2016

Access to household cleaning products to blame, experts say

Are Stroke Centers Life Savers? July 26, 2016

Study finds small advantage, but only if you get there quickly

Don't Let Painful Blisters Spoil Your Summer Fun July 16, 2016

These simple steps will help prevent blisters and speed healing if one develops

How to Stay Safe When the Power Goes Out July 07, 2016

American Red Cross advises keeping emergency supplies of water, cash and non-perishable food

ER Death Rate in U.S. Drops by Nearly Half July 06, 2016

Study points to medical advances, changes in end-of-life care

Heart Attack Help? There's an App for That June 22, 2016

Emergency medicine specialist says technology's potential in health care remains largely untapped

Dos & Don'ts for Easy Splinter Removal June 20, 2016

The sooner you take it out, the better, dermatologist says

Better Care Could Cut Deaths From Trauma by 20 Percent: Report June 17, 2016

Panel says civilian hospitals should learn from military's success in saving lives

Gun Injuries More Often Fatal Now, Study Finds June 14, 2016

ERs seeing more severe wounds and deaths than they used to, researchers report

Spikes in Blood Pressure Don't Always Need ER Care June 13, 2016

Most cases of 'hypertensive urgency' can be treated safely in doctor's office, large study finds

Kids' Concussion Rates May Be Higher Than Thought May 31, 2016

Study finds that most cases are first tended to at doctors' offices, not hospital ERs

Disabling Falls Don't Have to Happen May 12, 2016

Expert advice on how seniors can lower their risk

CPR Help as Near as Your Phone May 04, 2016

When cardiac arrest occurs, bystanders can dial for instruction and save lives, study finds

Playground-Related Brain Injuries on Rise in U.S. May 02, 2016

ERs treat more kids, perhaps because of greater concussion awareness, experts say

ER Screenings Could Help Prevent Suicide: Study April 11, 2016

Checking patients for risk factors should be part of routine ER care, researcher says

Most Americans Want to Learn How to Help Those Injured in Disasters April 05, 2016

Poll found many would assist in stopping bleeding if shootings, accidents occurred

Loose Bristles From Grill-Cleaning Brushes May Pose Dangers April 04, 2016

Study found they can stick to food and cause mouth, throat and stomach injuries

ER Docs Only Ask Half of Suicidal Patients About Guns, Study Shows March 25, 2016

Finding points to missed chances to intervene before it's too late, researcher says

Many Kidney Transplant Patients Land in ER Within 2 Years: Study March 25, 2016

Findings show need to coordinate care after organ transplant, researcher says

Statewide Training on Cardiac Arrest Saves Lives in N. Carolina March 23, 2016

Quick action by family members, general public improved survival and recovery, study says

Black Heart Attack Victims More Likely to Have Ambulance Diverted March 21, 2016

Study finds nearly half were sent to another hospital because of overcrowding in nearest ER

60,000 U.S. Kids Treated for Accidental Medicine Poisoning a Year March 21, 2016

Toddlers account for 7 out of 10 cases, report says

Women in Cardiac Arrest May Be Less Likely to Receive Help March 08, 2016

Doctors and the public still think of heart problems as a man's disease, researcher says

Cyberbullying, Violence Linked to PTSD in Teens February 26, 2016

Researcher says post-traumatic stress is underreported and undertreated in this age group

Kids With Autism More Likely to Wander, Less Likely to Recognize Danger February 19, 2016

Researchers concerned about risks to children with developmental issues, as well as the stress on parents

Could a Clot-Busting Drug Help Treat a 'Bleeding' Stroke? February 18, 2016

Two studies suggest that tPA infusion to brain improves outcomes

For Stroke Patients, Temporary Easing of Symptoms Can Be Deceiving February 17, 2016

Improvements just before ER care don't necessarily mean good long-term outcomes, study finds

Combative Patients a Hazard for Paramedics January 31, 2016

Study shows assault rate much higher than for firefighters

Parents Often Ill-Informed About Food-Allergy Emergencies January 26, 2016

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

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

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

Pain Relief Advice May Help ER Patients With Terminal Cancer January 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 Disasters January 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, Too December 31, 2015

Tips for coping when a loved one is in the ICU

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

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

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

Surgical site infections were the most common reason why

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

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

Lifesaving Defibrillators Often Behind Locked Doors, Study Finds November 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-schools October 30, 2015

Less than half knew crisis plans are online, poll finds

Few Americans Know Warning Signs of Stroke October 27, 2015

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

Unexpected Severe Allergic Reactions Strike Many Schools October 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 Says October 19, 2015

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

FDA Approves Drug to Reverse Blood Thinner's Effect October 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 Year October 15, 2015

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

Dietary Supplements Land Thousands in the ER Each Year October 14, 2015

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

Sensitive Blood Test May Help Rule Out Heart Attack October 08, 2015

Researchers say goal is to reduce hospital admissions, medical costs

Zip Line Injuries on the Rise October 05, 2015

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

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

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

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