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A Boy, Two Magnets -- and a Trip to the ER

He inserted one in each nostril, with disastrous results

10/24/2017
Gunshot Sensors Improve Odds for Shooting Victims

New technology helped police find victims and get them care quickly, study shows

10/22/2017
Creepy Creatures Can Be Medical Marvels, Too

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

10/18/2017
Skip Opioid Treatment for Migraine in the ER

Non-narcotic drug far more effective in new study

10/16/2017
When Should You Rush Your Toddler to the ER?

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

10/2/2017
Teens Mixed Up With the Law May Fall Through Medicaid Cracks

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

9/27/2017
Is Older Blood OK to Use in a Transfusion?

Ability to use less fresh blood could help ease shortages

9/26/2017
ERs Prescribing Opioids at Lower Doses, Shorter Durations

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

9/23/2017
How Would Your Family Weather a Disaster?

Failure to plan is the number one mistake

9/19/2017
Gun Injuries Add Millions of Dollars to Hospital Costs

Younger, minority Americans are most often affected, research shows

9/19/2017
This Mistake Can Cost Athletes' Lives in Cardiac Arrest

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

9/19/2017
Doctors Eye the Danger From 'Nerf' Guns

'Bullets' bought online may be contributing to ocular injuries

9/15/2017
State Laws Have Big Impact on Kids' Gun Injuries

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

9/15/2017
More U.S. Kids Landing in ER With Opioid Addiction

Researcher calls findings an emerging public health issue

9/12/2017
ER Visits for These 3 Health Woes Don't Have to Happen

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

9/8/2017
Florida Braces for Irma's Onslaught

Officials offer advice on ways to prepare for the dangerous hurricane

9/5/2017
White Kids More Likely to Get Unneeded Antibiotics

Study finds more evidence of racial disparities in ERs

8/30/2017
Harvey's Floodwaters Harbor Many Health Hazards

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

8/25/2017
As Hurricane Harvey Targets Texas, Tips to Protect Yourself

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

8/15/2017
8/14/2017
ER Rates Soar as Toddlers Ingest Pot, French Study Finds

Accidental intoxication rose 133 percent in a decade; U.S. experts call findings highly relevant

8/9/2017
For Cancer Patients in the ER, Delirium Linked to Poor Outcomes

Seriously confused people were more likely to be hospitalized and to die early, study finds

7/31/2017
Stress of Flying Doesn't Dim Abilities of Search-and-Rescue Dogs

Though their bodies reacted, their performance wasn't affected, study showed

7/31/2017
Health Tip: Preparing for an Emergency

Don't be caught off-guard

7/30/2017
When Disaster Strikes, Don't Forget Your Pets

Prepare kit of essential supplies, evacuate early when you have animals, veterinarians say

7/19/2017
Losing Medicaid Tough on People Battling Depression: Study

Breaks in coverage result in more ER visits and longer hospital stays, research finds

7/7/2017
Shortage of Bee, Wasp Venom Stings Those With Allergies

Facing expected season-long shortage, doctors urge patients to carry EpiPens just in case

7/6/2017
Blood Shortage Prompts Call for Donations

American Red Cross says declines seen in summer leading to dangerously low supply

6/26/2017
Workers Unprepared for Heart Emergencies on the Job: Survey

Most employees are untrained in first aid and CPR and don't know where to find lifesaving equipment

6/21/2017
Head Position May Not Affect Outcome After Stroke

International study suggests patients will do as well sitting up as following doctor's orders to lie on their backs