Emergencies and First Aid News

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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

5/18/2006
Cooling Brain Improves Cardiac Arrest Outcomes

'Controlled hypothermia' limits the damage when blood supply dwindles, study finds

5/18/2006
Hispanics Less Likely to Get Bystander CPR

They received the lifesaving procedure half as often as U.S. whites

5/11/2006
EMS Stroke Response Good in Poor Neighborhoods

But another study found poverty boosts stroke risk

5/10/2006
Bird Flu Vaccine Looks Safe, Effective

But it might not work against new strains of the virus, experts warn

5/10/2006
Experts Point to Best Centers for Heart Attack Care

Hospitals that adhere to guidelines boost patient outcomes

5/8/2006
Lesson From Katrina: Fighting for the Tiniest Survivors

As floodwaters rose, medical staffs performed small miracles to keep preemies alive

5/8/2006
Lesson From Katrina: Patient Information Is Key

As the hurricane season approaches, medical experts turn to better organization and technology

5/2/2006
Most U.S. Hospital ERs Lack Specialists

Too many are being asked to work for little or no pay, experts say

4/26/2006
Hemoglobin Solution Could Limit Brain Injury

Studies with pigs suggest it stems secondary damage

4/26/2006
Computers Predict Bird Flu Pandemic's Course

Quarantining the sick will be key to limiting outbreak, study shows

4/24/2006
Blood Protein Spots ICU Patients at Risk

C-reactive protein pinpoints those most vulnerable to infection, researchers say

3/30/2006
Too Many Ignore Symptoms of Mini-Stroke

Only 1 in 10 sought emergency treatment in British study

3/23/2006
Symptom Awareness, Alert Friends Speed Stroke Care

In study, urging by a loved one cut time-to-treatment by 80%

3/22/2006
Heat, Rain Boost ER Admissions

But icy streets don't make a difference, study finds

3/21/2006
Health Tip: When Asthmatics Should See a Doctor

Parents should watch for these warning signs

2/27/2006
2/22/2006
Time Crucial in Anthrax Cases

Infection becomes untreatable within just a few days, study finds

2/21/2006
Corticosteroids May Harm ICU Patients

These drugs fight sepsis but also suppress the immune system, researchers note

2/20/2006
Focus, Flexibility Speed Heart Attack Care

Lessons from the nation's best-responding hospitals can improve centers elsewhere, experts say

2/17/2006
Stroke Guidelines Help Improve Care

American Stroke Association's program boosts hospital performance, study finds

2/17/2006
Cost of Stroke for Hispanic-Americans Will Soar

Study estimates $334 billion in related expenditures by 2050

2/17/2006
Oxygen Shows Promise as Stroke Treatment

Therapy might extend the time that patients have to receive drug therapy, study says

2/17/2006
Blood Test Could Speed Bioterror Care

Agent-specific gene patterns arise soon after exposure, scientists say