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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

Would You Feel Safe in a Driverless Ambulance? March 07, 2017

Vehicles would free up an extra person to care for patient, but studies find Americans have mixed views

Asthma Much More Lethal for Black Children, Study Finds March 06, 2017

This group has 6 times the odds of dying from the illness compared to whites, Hispanics

Rising Number of Kids Ill From Drinking Hand Sanitizers: CDC March 02, 2017

Some children aged 6 to 12 may be intentionally consuming brands containing alcohol, researchers say

Valium May Be Useless for Acute Lower Back Pain February 28, 2017

Another study casts doubt on notion that potent painkillers can really help

Ice Fishing Can Invite Serious Injuries February 25, 2017

Anglers may suffer burns, concussions and broken bones

Head Position Just After Stroke Doesn't Affect Recovery: Study February 22, 2017

Lying flat or sitting up slightly neither boosted nor harmed patients' outcomes

Anti-Addiction Meds Given in ER Can Help Battle Abuse February 17, 2017

Giving drugs to reduce cravings appears to be effective option, study finds

Some Docs May Help Fuel Opioid Abuse Epidemic February 15, 2017

Patients are 30 percent more likely to get hooked on painkillers if their ER physician prescribes them frequently

Student-Athletes Don't Have to Be Hit By Injuries February 15, 2017

Equipment safety, emergency training and time for recovery are key to avoiding trouble, experts say

Beware Heart Attack Risk From Shoveling Snow February 13, 2017

Canadian study finds cases rose for men after heavy snowfalls

How to Stay on Your Feet During Slippery Winter Conditions February 11, 2017

Any surfaces that look wet and dark are probably icy, safety experts say

Undocumented Immigrants Often Face Tough Health Care Choices February 06, 2017

Two U.S. studies find them unable to get adequate kidney dialysis and end-of-life care

Hey, Super Bowl Fans: Don't Choke on Game Day February 04, 2017

Be especially careful with meats as these foods are most likely to get stuck, study finds

Blood Shortage Prompts Red Cross Call for Donations January 06, 2017

Says decline in donors seen over holidays

Seniors' Health Can Tumble After ER Visit January 06, 2017

Disability and loss of agility more likely six months after treatment, study finds

On Hospital Wards, Patient Crises May Have 'Domino Effect' December 27, 2016

When one patient has an emergency, the odds that a 2nd patient will face trouble also rises, study finds

Serious Yoga Injuries, Though Rare, Are on the Rise December 22, 2016

Problems requiring ER care up about 70 percent, even more in older people, study finds

Obamacare May Have Broadened Patients' ER Choices December 20, 2016

Insurance affects where people go for emergency care, study finds

Stay Safe, Play Safe in a Winter Wonderland December 20, 2016

Athletic trainer offers tips to avoid cold weather-related injuries

NYC 'Zombie' Outbreak Highlights Dangers of Synthetic Drug December 14, 2016

Up to 85 times more potent than real marijuana, study says

Drones a Safe Way to Transport Blood: Study December 09, 2016

Finding means they could be used to supply accident sites, natural disasters, rural areas

Another Step Closer to Artificial Blood December 05, 2016

Synthetic product could save lives on battlefield and in remote areas, but much more study is needed

Attempted Suicide Rates in U.S. Remain Unchanged December 04, 2016

Men more often resorted to violent means, while women turned to poisoning, drowning, study finds

U.S. Should Reinforce Blood Supply: Report November 28, 2016

New illnesses and financial pressures are potential threats, researchers say

Elder Abuse Often Missed In ER November 25, 2016

Up to 1 in 10 seniors affected, but harm or neglect can be difficult to identify, geriatric specialist says

Retail Health Clinics Fail to Curb Routine ER Visits, Study Finds November 21, 2016

Many people still rely on the emergency department for help with minor health problems, like earaches

Almost 1 in 4 Face Surprise Bills After ER Visit November 16, 2016

Although hospital may be in insurance network, doctors who treat you may not be, study finds

Kids With Cardiac Arrest Less Likely to Survive CPR at Night November 08, 2016

Researchers don't yet know why chances of success better at other times of day

More Kids and Teens Heading to ER With Headaches October 21, 2016

Study finds hospital admissions for head pain also up; reasons are unclear

'Ghost Pepper' Burns Hole in Man's Esophagus October 18, 2016

San Francisco patient spent 23 days in hospital after eating super-hot pepper in contest

U.S. Psychiatric Patients Face Long Waits in ERs October 17, 2016

1 in 5 emergency doctors reports waiting at least 2 days for a bed for someone who's mentally ill

Matthew Battering Florida Coast October 07, 2016

Storm surge a big concern, officials say

Your Post-Heart Attack Survival May Depend on Choice of Hospital October 06, 2016

Patients treated at hospitals with better track records gained additional year of life, study finds

Having Battered Bahamas, Hurricane Matthew Bears Down on Florida October 06, 2016

FEMA offers guidance on how to prepare for the huge storm; more than 2 million people urged to leave their homes

Hurricane Matthew Takes Aim at Florida October 05, 2016

Federal agencies offer advice on how to prepare for possible impact of dangerous storm

Psychiatric Patients Face Longer Waits in ER September 13, 2016

And they're more likely to be transferred without getting treatment, study finds

Mylan to Offer Generic EpiPen August 29, 2016

Manufacturer responds to mounting criticism about price hikes

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

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