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Health Tip: Plan for Children in an Emergency March 26, 2015

Pack plenty of formula

Malpractice Fears Spurring Most ER Docs to Order Unnecessary Tests March 24, 2015

Study found 97 percent said they had patients undergo procedures that weren't medically needed

Health Tip: Create a Tornado Plan March 17, 2015

Make sure the family knows what to do

Surgery Seldom Needed When Older Person Breaks Upper Arm: Study March 10, 2015

British research found healing was just as efficient -- and safer -- when arm was immobilized in sling

ER Physician Raises Concerns About Powdered Caffeine February 27, 2015

One teaspoon of substance equivalent to about 25 cups of coffee

Blood Transfusion During Flight to Trauma Center Boosts Survival: Study February 16, 2015

But blood needs to be refrigerated on helicopters, researcher noted

Clot-Busting Drug May Be Safe for Those With 'Wake-Up' Strokes February 12, 2015

Small study may ease worry about use in people who feel symptoms upon waking, but more data needed

Prolonged Rescue Efforts May Not Help Young Drowning Victims: Study February 11, 2015

Researchers found brain damage and death likely when resuscitation attempts went beyond 30 minutes

Ultra-Early Stroke Care Can Start With Paramedics: Study February 04, 2015

Pre-hospital approach is sure to be adopted, expert says

Battlefield Blood-Transfusion 'Recipe' Passes Real-Life Test February 03, 2015

Balanced mix of blood products, developed in combat arenas, better than regular transfusions, trial finds

Medication Problems May Spur Many Child ER Trips, Study Finds February 02, 2015

Bad reactions, misuse are the common culprits, researchers say

Teens, Young Adults Most Likely to Go to ER After Car Accidents: Report January 30, 2015

Race also played a role, with blacks more likely to visit ER after crashes than whites, Hispanics

Eye Tracking May Help to Spot Concussions Quickly January 29, 2015

Simple technique offers possible way to assess brain injury severity, study says

72,000 Cases of Public Defibrillators Failing in Past Decade, FDA Says January 28, 2015

Agency vows action to boost the effectiveness of the life-saving devices

Watch Out for Falling Icicles January 25, 2015

Winter's hazards aren't all underfoot, doctor warns

Alcohol Poisoning Kills 6 Americans Every Day, CDC Says January 06, 2015

Older adults hardest hit by binge-drinking deaths, and long-term effects of alcoholism often play a role

Stent Treatment May Lower Stroke Disability December 17, 2014

Treatment must be given within 6 hours after a stroke starts, researchers say

Fear of Police Keeps Many Hispanics From Calling 911, Study Says December 12, 2014

Researchers explore barriers to cardiac arrest treatment

Heart Attacks Rose in N.J. in Hurricane Sandy's Wake December 12, 2014

Jump in residents' stress, physical exertion may have played a role, researchers say

Experts Urge Quick Use of Epinephrine for Severe Allergic Reactions December 02, 2014

New guidelines emphasize how effective and safe the injection is

Study Questions Safety of Adrenaline Shots for Cardiac Arrest December 01, 2014

Emergency procedure can restart heart, but may raise risk of brain damage, researchers say

Scooters Leading Cause of Toy-Linked Injuries in Kids December 01, 2014

New report also shows that a child winds up in the ER with a toy-related injury every 3 minutes in the U.S.

ER Visits on the Rise, Study Reports November 25, 2014

About 96 percent of patients need medical care within two hours

More Advanced Emergency Care May Be Worse for Cardiac Arrest Victims: Study November 24, 2014

Good CPR, getting to hospital fast resulted in better outcomes than using sophisticated methods

Special Ambulance Delivers Vital Stroke Care More Quickly November 21, 2014

Patients were six times more likely to get clot-busting drug within 'golden' hour of first symptoms in German study

Oxygen May Not Help Heart Attack Victims November 19, 2014

Study ties treatment to greater heart damage, but more research urged

Coordination of Heart Attack Care Trims Time to Treatment: Study November 19, 2014

Survival rates were boosted even when just minutes were saved getting blocked arteries opened

Wireless ECG Speeds Up Heart Attack Treatments, Study Shows November 18, 2014

Qatar researchers found ambulance-to-angioplasty times cut dramatically with trans-satellite device

ER Visits for Common Irregular Heartbeat Are Rising, Study Finds November 17, 2014

While U.S. hospital admissions for atrial fibrillation were up, death rates were down

CPR Phone Guidance Boosts Cardiac Arrest Survival, Study Says November 17, 2014

Researchers find 911 dispatchers can talk bystanders through the process -- and save lives

Many Dialysis Patients Ill-Prepared for Emergencies, Study Says November 13, 2014

Backup plan should include alternate treatment site

Health Tip: When to Bandage a Wound November 10, 2014

Areas prone to dirt and friction should be covered

Schools With EpiPens Save Lives, Study Says November 07, 2014

First incident may come from a new lunch food

Prescription Painkillers Fueling Overdose Cases in ERs, Study Finds October 27, 2014

More than two-thirds involve these medications, researchers report

U.S. Ranks Last Among Wealthy Nations in Access to Health Care October 22, 2014

Survey conducted prior to implementation of Affordable Care Act, however

Use Chia Seeds With Caution, Researcher Warns October 21, 2014

Never eat them dry, especially if you have swallowing problems, expert says

ER Visits Linked to Synthetic Pot More Than Double, Report Finds October 16, 2014

Misperception that it is safe makes it especially dangerous, experts say

Heroism Seems to Be a Spontaneous Act October 15, 2014

Study looked at more than 50 civilians who saved strangers, found they rescued without deliberation

More Kids Using ERs for Medical Care, Researchers Say October 14, 2014

Uninsured and privately insured children show biggest increases in California study

U.S. Traffic Accidents Send 2.5 Million to ERs Each Year, CDC Says October 07, 2014

Medical costs of those collisions top $18 billion, U.S. government estimates

More Schools Stocking Shots That Counter Serious Allergic Reactions September 19, 2014

Having epinephrine auto-injectors on hand can save lives, advocates say

ER Waiting Times Vary Significantly, Studies Find September 18, 2014

You'll probably spend less time waiting at smaller or more rural hospitals

Few Students With Asthma, Allergies Have School Emergency Plan September 12, 2014

Schools must be well prepared to deal with life-threatening reactions, researchers caution

ER Patients Often Confuse Role of Emergency Contacts September 12, 2014

They aren't the same as medical decision makers in advanced directives, study notes

ER Visits Up for High Blood Pressure September 09, 2014

But admissions, deaths are down, U.S. study finds

More Children Hit by Cars in September, Experts Say August 18, 2014

Drivers and students need to know and follow traffic safety rules

Treatment Delays for Many Who Need Gallbladder Surgery: Study August 14, 2014

About 20 percent who don't have immediate procedure return to ER within month, researchers say

Malnutrition Threatens Many U.S. Seniors Seen at ERs August 13, 2014

Depression, dental problems, difficulty buying groceries among most common reasons, study finds

Ebola Vaccine Trials Set to Begin in September August 11, 2014

'Patient Zero' thought to be 2-year-old who lived in village near 3 West African nations

Ebola Vaccine Trials Set to Begin in September August 11, 2014

Any vaccine resulting from the trials wouldn't be available till 2015, WHO says

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