Emergencies and First Aid News

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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

6/19/2007
Clot-Busting Drug May Help Treat Frostbite

Easing blood flow avoids amputations, researchers say

6/12/2007
Faster Heart Attack Care Saving Lives

One hospital's experience points the way, researchers say

5/30/2007
Health Toll of 9/11 Still Unclear

Toxic plume has officially claimed one, but many more may be at risk, experts say

5/30/2007
Post-Injury MRI Predicts Spinal Cord Recovery

Key factors give patients, doctors realistic goals, researchers say

5/23/2007
Paramedic Treatment of Breathing Trouble Saves Lives

Training ambulance crews to improve respiration pays off, study finds

5/18/2007
Katrina Victims 10 Times More Prone to Post-Traumatic Stress

Many require long-term mental health follow-up, researchers say

5/11/2007
Hospital Protocol Change Cuts Kids' Cardiac Arrest Risk

Rate drops by 63% if help is summoned before CPR is needed, study finds

5/10/2007
Younger Women Fail to Heed Heart Attack's Warning Signs

Focusing on chest pain may not be enough, experts warn

5/3/2007
New Drug Could Help Fight Bleeding Strokes

It's one element of new American Heart Association guidelines

4/25/2007
Rural Patients Benefit From Phone-Guided Stroke Therapy

Experts from larger centers instruct on use of powerful clot-busting drug

4/24/2007
Emergency Care Lacking for Patients Over 90

Too often, doctors don't provide recommended heart attack treatments, study finds

4/18/2007
Many Kids in ICU Don't Need Transfusions

Finding could reduce unnecessary procedures and risks to children, experts say

4/15/2007
Change of Season Brings Lawn Mower Warning

Pediatric experts remind homeowners that small fingers, large blades don't mix

3/27/2007
Experimental Drug Controls Cardiac Patients' Blood Pressure

Another study finds a quick way to spot cause of shortness of breath

3/16/2007
For Heart Attack Victims, Skip the Mouth-to-Mouth

Results are better if bystanders perform chest compressions only, study finds

3/8/2007
Weekends Worst Time for Stroke

Short-term death rate was 14% higher than on weekdays, Canadian study finds

2/19/2007
High-Tech CT Scans Speed Diagnosis of Chest Pain

Time and money was saved in 75% of ER cases, study finds

2/8/2007
Majority of Americans Ignore Stroke Symptoms

More than half of those affected didn't seek help, study finds

2/1/2007
U.S. Health Officials Unveil Flu Pandemic Plan

Outbreaks would be tackled based on a 'severity index' of transmission, they say

1/30/2007
Stenting Surgery Could Prevent Heart Injury Deaths

'Endografts' may replace riskier open-chest surgery after aortic tears, study finds

1/25/2007
New Test May Predict Stroke Risk After 'Mini Stroke'

But one expert isn't sure the scoring system is ready for wide use

12/12/2006
Emergency Preparedness Still Lagging in U.S.: Report

Five years after 9/11, states aren't fully prepared for threats like bioterrorism or flu pandemic

11/21/2006
Mid-Shift Nap Boosts ER Docs' Performance

40 minutes of shut-eye makes a big difference, study finds

11/13/2006
Key Steps Speed Heart Attack Care

All U.S. hospitals should follow these six rules, researchers say

10/20/2006
10/16/2006
U.S. Hospital Outcomes Vary Widely

How well you do may depend on where you're admitted, report finds

10/11/2006
Health Tip: If Your Child is Vomiting

When you should call for medical help

9/7/2006
Eczema, Hay Fever Stabilizing in U.K.

But hospital admissions for serious reactions have risen, researchers warn

9/1/2006
Campaign Connects Hurricane Survivors With Mental Health Services

A year after Katrina, many are still suffering, experts say

8/28/2006
Mental Health Woes Doubled After Katrina

But largest survey to date also found new resilience, sense of community

8/28/2006
Teens Injured on Job Highlight Safety Lapses

Study urges better training and standards to avoid potential dangers

8/25/2006
New Orleans' Health-Care System Still in Tatters

A year after Katrina, city and region lack doctors, facilities, experts say

8/8/2006
External Defibrillator Warnings Not Adequate

FDA has issued warnings for one in every five devices, study finds

8/2/2006
Guidelines Suggest When Resuscitation Works for Cardiac Arrest

Only about 1 percent of victims survive an attack, study says

7/14/2006
Surgery a Lifesaver When Aortic Dissection Strikes

Cardiac condition that killed actor John Ritter mimics heart attack, experts say

7/12/2006
Adding New Hospital Beds Speeds Ambulance Times

It will also raise new revenue for the hospital, study finds

7/6/2006
C-Section Timing Best Left to Doctor

In non-emergencies, waiting more than 30 minutes won't boost risk, study finds

7/5/2006
Hospital Ratings Don't Fully Reflect Patient Outcomes

Specific interventions help, but don't explain variations in heart attack survival, researchers say

6/23/2006
Heart Differences May Explain Young Athletes' Deaths Despite CPR

Experts say underlying structural problems are probably to blame

6/14/2006
U.S. Emergency Medicine on the Critical List

Three reports find the system barely coping day-to-day

6/13/2006
Jury Still Out on Best Delivery of CPR

One study supports manual method, another picks machine-based technique

6/13/2006
High Blood Sugar Can Be Deadly After Heart Attack

Death was 15 times more likely in some patients with hyperglycemia, study found

6/3/2006
Severe Allergic Reactions Can Kill

Experts offer tips on spotting anaphylaxis -- and getting help

5/19/2006
Research Questions Usefulness of Public Defibrillators

Outside of a few locales, other methods of saving lives may be more cost-effective