Emergencies and First Aid News

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6/28/2008
Barefoot Lifestyle Has Its Dangers

Surgeons group offers tips on how to be footloose and injury-free

6/16/2008
Health Tip: Prepare for an Emergency

What to include in a kit

6/2/2008
Public Lacks Confidence to Help in Cardiac Emergencies

Survey finds less than 25% sure they could perform CPR, use automated defibrillator

5/29/2008
Certain Tests in ERs Raise Cancer Risk for Some

Study found too many X-rays, CT scans and nuclear medicine tests led to radiation buildup

5/18/2008
Study Finds Gender Disparity in Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Men checking into ERs sicker than women, more likely to die within a year

5/9/2008
Telemedicine a Cost-Effective Alternative to ER Visits

Study finds more than 25% of pediatric 'emergencies' could have been handled online

4/28/2008
Experimental Blood Substitutes Unsafe, Study Finds

FDA delay in acting on heart hazards might have put some in jeopardy, researchers say

4/21/2008
Off-Hours Heart Patients Less Likely to Get Angioplasty

But study also finds survival rates similar, no matter when admission occurred

4/4/2008
Seniors Avoid ER at Start of Month

Researcher suggests they might want to avoid theft of Social Security checks

3/31/2008
Hands-Only Resuscitation OK for Cardiac Arrest

New American Heart Association guidelines don't require ventilation

3/17/2008
Chest Pain May Signal Cocaine Use in Young Patients

It's important that doctors ask about drug use upfront, experts say

3/14/2008
White Men With Chest Pains Treated Fastest in ERs

Government study found minorities, women not given heart treatments as quickly

3/11/2008
New Method Boosts Cardiac Arrest Survival

Emergency crews focus on uninterrupted chest compression, experts say

2/27/2008
Two Drugs Found Equal in Treatment of Septic Shock

But vasopressin might be slightly better than norepinephrine in less severe cases

2/20/2008
In-Hospital Stroke Deaths Rise on Nights, Weekends

Staffing changes may be to blame, experts say

2/12/2008
Respiratory Distress Treatment Studies Conflict

Experts differ on what answers the research offers

2/3/2008
Toll-Free Hotline to Help Seniors Avoid Falls

National outreach to stress importance of physical activities to improve balance

1/16/2008
Sickle Cell Patients in More Pain Than Thought

Many are struggling at home almost every day

1/15/2008
ER Wait Times Getting Longer

Even those needing most urgent care are waiting more, study finds

1/4/2008
Brief Chat With ER Docs Can Curb Problem Drinking

In study, 10 minutes of counseling helped people cut down on excessive alcohol use

1/2/2008
Health Departments Slow to Respond to Disease Outbreaks

Researchers posing as doctors often waited hours after calling emergency hotlines

1/2/2008
Minorities Less Likely to Get Powerful Painkillers in ER

Study finds whites are prescribed opioids more often than blacks, Hispanics

12/31/2007
Seasonal Safety Tips for Older Adults

Some seniors have a hard time coping with winter's chill, experts warn

12/18/2007
Many States Still Fall Short in Emergency Preparedness: Report

Survey also shows most Americans don't feel safer six years after 9/11

12/11/2007
Chest Compressions Effective in Emergency Cardiac Arrest

Simple bystander-delivered CPR without mouth-to-mouth boosted survival outcomes

12/3/2007
Most ERs Not Fully Prepared for Pediatric Patients

Only 6 percent had all the recommended equipment, survey finds

11/20/2007
Rapid Response Teams Can Save Hospitalized Kids

Coordinated care boosts survival of very sick children, study finds

11/12/2007
Major Stroke Risk Substantial After Minor Event: Study

U.K. researchers find 1 in 20 TIA patients face major attack within a week

11/6/2007
Experimental Drug Fails Against Heart Failure

Tezosentan didn't change outcomes for patients with sudden, life-threatening attacks, trial shows

11/2/2007
Emergency Care for Heart Attacks, Pneumonia Fails to Meet Goals

Poor compliance and racial disparities found, study finds

10/27/2007
Stay Ahead of Head Injuries

Experts offer tips on keeping homes safe

10/26/2007
Drug Lessens Heart Attack Injury

Patients given ANP also had better long-term outcomes, researchers say

10/26/2007
Hospital Romance May Largely Be Fiction

Life on the ward doesn't match plots of steamy novels, one doctor says

10/14/2007
Chest Compressions Key to Revised CPR Guidelines

Keeping blood flowing to the brain and other vital organs is critical for survival, experts say

10/9/2007
Speedy 'Mini-Stroke' Care Pays Off

It cut odds of a later, major stroke by 80%, researchers say

10/9/2007
Studies Probe Weaknesses in Donated Blood

It's never as good as the body's own at delivering oxygen to tissue, researchers say

10/3/2007
Type of ICU Influences Lung Injury Survival

Units where critical care specialists manage patients fare better, study finds

9/30/2007
Communities Can Speed Stroke Care

Everyone has a role to play in saving lives, experts say

9/27/2007
Toxic Shock Drug Might Aid Trauma Victims

Norepinephrine added to fluids protects against blood loss, study finds

9/16/2007
Eye Safety Begins at Home

Half of vision injuries occur there, experts warn

9/4/2007
Health Tip: Prepare a First Aid Kit

Essentials for an emergency

8/31/2007
Seniors Need a Safety Plan in Face of Disasters

Medicines, contacts just part of emergency package necessary for survival, group says

8/27/2007
Giving CPR Kits to Kids Nudges Parents to Learn

Danish study found seventh graders trained an average of 2.5 friends, family members

8/27/2007
Heart Attacks at School Involve More Adults Than Kids

Whether defibrillators should be available an open question, researcher says

8/4/2007
Half-Hour CPR Classes Effective: Study

Widespread use could boost number of people trained in the lifesaving technique

7/7/2007
Heat-Related Illnesses Take the Fun Out of Sun

Using sunscreen, drinking water, covering up are just what the doctor orders

7/5/2007
One-Fifth of Hospitals Give Bad Emergency Advice on Stroke

Too often, personnel do not tell callers to phone 911, study finds

6/26/2007
Blood Protein Could Predict ICU Patients' Death Risk

'Protein C' is a marker of inflammation and organ dysfunction, researchers say

6/23/2007
Stay Out of Poison Ivy's Way

But if you do make contact, experts have tips on easing allergy symptoms

6/21/2007
U.S. Health Experts Rate Hospitals' Cardiac Care

And consumers can now check out the results online