Emergencies and First Aid News

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3/19/2012
Kids Using Synthetic Pot a Growing Public Health Concern

Popularity on rise despite illegality, uncertain ingredients, bad reactions

3/16/2012
Half of Stroke Victims Don't Call 911, Research Shows

Public needs more education about telling symptoms, experts say

3/12/2012
Stair-Related Injuries a Threat to Preschoolers: Study

Study estimates 931,000 youngsters hurt from 1999 to 2008

3/11/2012
Spring Break Safety Tips to Keep Vacation Fun

Smart choices can prevent serious injuries, ER docs say

2/29/2012
Sports Concussion: Myths and Facts

Expert describes recognition, symptoms and proper treatment of common injury

2/28/2012
Parents Often Right to Bring Kids With Fever to the ER: Study

But many fevers subside without treatment, aren't serious, U.S. expert says

2/22/2012
Hospitals Ranked for Emergency Medicine Quality

Report found patients admitted through the best ERs had significantly lower death rates

2/17/2012
More Neighborhood Bars Linked to Domestic Violence

Study found more cases requiring emergency-room care

2/15/2012
'Autoinjector' Offers Safe, Speedy Care for Life-Threatening Seizures: Study

Status epilepticus claims 55,000 lives a year but new drug delivery system could help

2/10/2012
Most Teens Who Self-Harm Are Not Evaluated for Mental Health in ER

Researchers say suicide risk is highest soon after such an incident

2/10/2012
Study Weighs Pros, Cons of Home or Hospital Birth

More seizures, lower Apgar scores found in home

2/9/2012
More People Need Training in Lifesaving Epinephrine Use, Advocates Say

Parents, educators, caregivers, friends can respond to severe food allergies

2/3/2012
Many Stroke Victims Still Don't Get Treated Fast Enough: Study

Researchers found response times haven't improved since 2005

2/2/2012
Married Men Seek Help for Stroke Sooner Than Their Wives

Men called 911 in less than a half hour, while women waited well over an hour, study finds

2/1/2012
Many Hispanics Don't Call an Ambulance For Stroke: Study

That may be one reason why they tend to do worse afterward than whites, researchers say

1/23/2012
Certain Seniors at Risk for Infection After ER Visit: Study

Going to hospital may spur respiratory, gastro illnesses in long-term care residents

1/16/2012
'Bath-Salts' Injection Leads to Flesh-Eating Disease

Patient underwent amputation, mastectomy, skin grafts after use at party

1/16/2012
Children's Drowning Injuries, Deaths Decline: Study

Youngest children at risk in bathtubs, older boys at most risk from swimming

12/23/2011
Keeping Kids Warm, Dry and Safe in Cold Weather

Expert offers tips to prevent frostbite, exposure this winter

12/15/2011
Toy Safety Tips Help Protect Kids

Experts offer precautions for parents and gift-givers alike

11/23/2011
Newer Blood Thinner May Pose Danger to Trauma Patients

Pradaxa has caused severe bleeding problems that can't be reversed, trauma surgeon says

11/16/2011
Older ER Patients Less Likely to Get Pain Meds, Data Shows

Researchers say doctors may fear side-effects in the elderly

11/10/2011
Drugs Slipped Into Drinks Sending Many to ER: Report

Majority of victims are women, but nearly 40 percent are male, researchers note.

11/4/2011
Earthquakes Put Millions of Lives, Major Cities at Risk

One of three victims will die from their injuries in massive temblors, researchers estimate

11/3/2011
More People Landing in the ER After Abusing Muscle Relaxant: Report

Carisoprodol, when misused or taken with other meds, can have dangerous sedative effects

10/24/2011
Illegal Silicone Buttock Injections Can Be Deadly: Experts

At least one woman died and others came close after illicit procedures from non-physicians

10/17/2011
Many Don't Believe Their Obesity is Unhealthy: Study

Research involving ER patients finds poor communication with doctors a big factor

10/14/2011
More Children Visiting ERs for Psychiatric Care

Lack of mental health resources might drive the increase, study says

10/9/2011
Number of U.S. Kids Injured on Halloween Is Scary

Children at 4 times the risk of being hit by a car on Oct. 31 than any other night, experts warn

10/7/2011
ER Crowding May Encourage Poor Hand Hygiene

Gloves are no substitute for infection-preventing hand-washing practices, researchers say

10/5/2011
More Americans Face Longer Trips to ER

Closures affect disproportionate numbers of minorities, the poor, uninsured, study says

9/19/2011
Hospitals Serving More Minorities Have Higher Trauma Death Rate

New study suggests insurance, funding issues may be the culprit

9/16/2011
Accidental Medication Poisonings in Kids on the Rise

Greater availability, easier access to drugs in home may be to blame, researchers suggest

9/15/2011
Heavy Drinking Ups Odds of Death in House Fire

Roughly 60% of fire victims were intoxicated, Australian study finds

8/30/2011
Temporary ER Staff Linked to More Medication Errors

Problems may stem from unfamiliarity with procedures, quality issues at hospital in general

8/29/2011
Many Use ER for Routine Follow-Up Care After Hospital Discharge

Uninsured, publicly insured most likely to misuse emergency department for minor issues, study says

8/29/2011
Use Caution in Ending Life Support for Brain-Injured, Experts Say

Study found that the rate of these crucial decisions varied between hospitals

8/26/2011
Dialysis Patients Unprepared for Disasters, Study Contends

Many don't know the location of an alternative dialysis center, researchers say

8/22/2011
Most Heart Attack Patients Who Need Angioplasty Quickly Get It: Study

Coordinated efforts by hospital staff across the United States led to the improvement, report says

8/17/2011
Sprained Ankles Straining ER Resources, Study Finds

Researchers argue for other approaches to treatment, such as emergency doctor visits

8/15/2011
New Strategy Trains All Soldiers in Trauma Care

The goal: Saving more lives on the battlefield

8/12/2011
Disabilities From 9/11 Behind Rising Retirements for NYC Firefighters

Researchers say attacks, aftermath have had 'enormous impact' on responders' health

7/28/2011
Heat-Linked Illnesses Strike Thousands Each Year: Report

CDC researchers say these conditions are largely preventable

7/21/2011
Elderly at Greater Risk for Heat Stroke, Experts Warn

Older people don't adapt to high temperatures as well and need to take steps to keep cool

7/14/2011
Skin Lesions Often Misdiagnosed as Spider Bites

Patients getting unnecessary antivenom because of misinformation, experts say

7/11/2011
Coordinated Cooling Effort After Cardiac Arrest Can Improve Outcomes

Study found new system reduced neurological damage among patients

7/8/2011
Windows Pose Safety Risk for Young Children, Experts Warn

Simple tips can help parents, caregivers prevent potentially fatal falls

6/30/2011
July 4 Weekend Dangerous for Underage Boys Who Drink: Report

ER visits double for young males when alcohol is involved, researchers say

6/22/2011
Health Tip: Create a First Aid Kit

Here's what to include

6/20/2011
Faster Transition From CPR to Defibrillator May Save Lives

A CPR pause of 20 seconds or more before electric shock to heart cuts chance of survival, study finds