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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

CDC Raises Ebola Outbreak Response to Highest Alert Status August 07, 2014

World Health Organization also mulling similar move as cases are reported in Nigeria

Speedy Delivery of Clot-Busting Drug Helps Stroke Patients Avoid Disability August 06, 2014

Big review of the data shows the power of tPA, and the necessity of quick treatment

Ebola Patient Nancy Writebol Making 'Slow Improvement' August 06, 2014

She is being cared for in isolation unit at same Atlanta hospital as another patient, Dr. Kent Brantly

Sports, Hot Weather Can Be Dangerous Combo August 01, 2014

It's crucial to spot the early symptoms of heat-related illness, expert says

Food Is a Common Choking Hazard for Kids, Doctor Says August 01, 2014

Experts warn that children under 5 are most vulnerable

Ebola Patient to Be Flown to U.S. for Treatment August 01, 2014

Unnamed individual will be cared for in specially designed isolation unit, Atlanta hospital says

There's No Ebola Cure, But Early Intensive Treatment Boosts Survival July 31, 2014

Virus launches assault on multiple organs, keeping patients hydrated is often key, experts say

Heart Attack Patients Treated at Night, Weekends May Have Worse Outcomes July 29, 2014

Timing of arrival at ER affects how quickly an angioplasty is done, research shows

1 in 6 Teens Treated in ER Has History of Dating Violence: Study July 08, 2014

Both males and females affected; risk goes up with drug and alcohol abuse, researchers say

Hurricane Season Has Begun: Are You Ready? July 03, 2014

Hurricane Arthur serves as reminder to check emergency food, water and medical supplies

Teen Drinkers Risking Their Lives: Study July 03, 2014

And when they take drugs, chances of serious health outcomes rise even higher, researchers report

Sharp Rise in 'Meth'-Linked ER Visits in U.S., Study Shows June 19, 2014

Resurgence in abuse cases reverses a decline noted between 2005-2007, federal experts say

Older Black Trauma Patients Fare Better Than Whites in ER: Study May 28, 2014

Researchers found older white trauma patients were 20 percent more likely to die

Don't Let the Warm Weather Leave You Snakebitten May 25, 2014

If bitten, call 911 but keep the snake away from the ER

Sharp Rise in ER Visits Tied to Abuse of Sedative, Study Finds May 22, 2014

Use of Xanax along with painkillers such as Oxycontin can be especially deadly, experts note

Injuries From Swallowed Magnets on the Rise in Kids, Study Finds May 16, 2014

Small, spherical magnetic sets introduced in 2009 tied to more cases and worse outcomes

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