Emergencies and First Aid News

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12/28/2005
Angioplasty Best for Heart Attack Survival

When emergency clot-dissolvers failed, it upped survival rates, study found

12/27/2005
Heart Attack Drugs Often Misprescribed

Powerful anti-clotting meds aren't adjusted for patient size, study finds

12/23/2005
Harry Potter Books Keep Kids Safe

Drop in ER visits seen on weekends when new installments were released

12/15/2005
Americans Murky on Emergency Preparedness

Survey finds many would turn to nontraditional help, have little faith in government, and aren't prepared

12/6/2005
U.S., Most States Get Failing Grades for Health Emergency Preparedness

Report faults government for post-9/11 emergency planning, Katrina response and pandemic flu plans

12/1/2005
Volunteer-Operated Defibs are Lifesavers

Study shows they improve survival even in rural areas

11/28/2005
Simpler CPR Guidelines Unveiled

They emphasize chest compressions over rescue breaths

11/5/2005
Insect Sting Allergy May Be Undertreated

Many at-risk patients aren't receiving needed medication, studies find

10/13/2005
Katrina Leaves Scientific Research in Ruins

Some New Orleans-based scientists lost their life's work in the storm

10/6/2005
Study Suggests More May Benefit From Clot-Busting Drug

Right now, tPA is reserved for patients with more severe attacks

9/30/2005
As Waters Recede, New Health Woes Rise

Survivors of Katrina's and Rita's fury must now battle mold, tainted water

9/28/2005
Insect Sting Allergies Undertreated, Study Finds

Hospital emergency staff aren't always adhering to expert guidelines

9/26/2005
When Red Sox Are Hot, ER Visits Cool

Sick or injured fans put troubles on hold to watch the game, study suggests

9/22/2005
Web-Based Stroke Care Aids Rural Patients

Doctors consult with experts at larger centers via the Internet

9/21/2005
Courage and Caring Amid Katrina's Chaos

Volunteer health workers offered help to desperate thousands

9/13/2005
The Doctor Will See You Now -- If You Have the Right Insurance

Private health coverage helps snag prompt appointments, study finds

9/11/2005
9/11 Offers Lessons for Future Crises

One study found health-care workers hesitant to respond to certain emergencies

9/10/2005
Katrina Death Toll May Not be as High as Feared

Pesticide program to limit disease to start Sunday, officials say

9/9/2005
Katrina Death Toll May Not be as High as Feared

Meanwhile, FEMA director relieved of his duties, report says

9/8/2005
Emotional Blows May Haunt Katrina Survivors

Experts say multiple traumas could be tough to get over

9/8/2005
New Orleans Floodwaters Loaded With Sewage

Forced evacuation of residents begins

9/6/2005
U.S. Officials: More Medical Aid Reaching Katrina's Victims

But reports surface of possible E. coli contamination in New Orleans floodwater

9/5/2005
Disaster Officials Collecting the Dead

Toll expected in thousands, as some medical relief hits a roadblock

9/4/2005
Around the Gulf, Workers Care for Sick and Deal With the Dead

Volunteers struggle to meet health needs of hurricane refugees; top U.S health official predicts massive death count

9/2/2005
As Floodwaters Level Off, Health Risks Rise

Lack of shelter, clean water and food in Katrina's aftermath endangering thousands, experts say

8/21/2005
Severe Allergies Bring Back-to-School Dangers

Here are tips on helping children stay safe

8/16/2005
Nights, Weekends Worst for Heart Attack Help

Patients wait longer for artery-opening procedures at hospitals, study finds

7/27/2005
Medicine's High-Tech Future Is Here

Patient-implantable microchips and bar-coded drugs just the beginning

7/25/2005
Paramedics Lack Training for Lifesaving Procedure

More practice needed for the insertion of breathing tubes, experts say

6/23/2005
NSAIDs Appear to Ease Tough-to-Treat Migraine

ER-treated headache responds well to non-opiate meds, study found

6/16/2005
Experts: Specialized Stroke Centers Needed

Guidelines now in place for facilities that treat challenging cases

5/31/2005
Many Americans Can't Get Quick Injury Treatment

Lack of trauma centers means millions may be at risk

5/4/2005
Heart Attack Diagnosis Tool Misses Some Patients

Ethnicity, race affect accuracy of computerized system, study finds

4/21/2005
CT Brain Scans Optimize Stroke Treatment

High-tech imaging pinpoints those areas in danger

4/19/2005
Post-Attack Vaccine Plus Antibiotics Best Against Anthrax Release

Large scale pre-attack immunization isn't cost-effective, study found

4/12/2005
Minor Misdosage of ER Clot-Busting Drugs May be OK

Patient characteristics probably cause poor heart attack outcomes, study suggests

4/1/2005
New Test Gives Early Warning of Kidney Failure

Finding could lead to quicker use of life-saving treatment

3/21/2005
Breath Test Could Spot Bioterror Bugs

Infection screen would speed treatment decisions, reseachers say

3/18/2005
Health Tip: Keep a First Aid Kit Handy

And make sure it's well-stocked

3/7/2005
Minor Stroke a Major Warning

Full-fledged brain attack likely within a week, study finds

2/21/2005
ERs Underdiagnosing Psychiatric Illness

Big gap between U.S. rates and emergency department records, study finds

2/7/2005
Some Hospital Transfers in Heart Cases Potentially Harmful

Long delays to surgery may warrant new treatment strategies, experts say

2/1/2005
New Tool Gauges Heart Failure Death Risk

Simple test identifies patients in greatest danger

1/21/2005
Heart Attack: Less Treatment May Be Better

Multi-country study finds long-term death rate higher for patients given 'invasive'procedures

1/20/2005
Combo Therapy Gives Asthma Relief

Offers patients break from bad episodes, researchers say

1/18/2005
Experts Fail to Perform CPR Correctly

Medical personnel often don't follow recommended technique, studies show

1/18/2005
Mobile Surgical Units Making Difference in Iraq

Study finds they provide faster treatment for wounded soldiers, Iraqis

1/17/2005
Tackling Alcoholism Among ER Patients

Study says counseling could save hospitals nearly $2 billion a year

1/10/2005
Rural Stroke Patients Helped by Phone Support

Communication from urban stroke center doctors improves care, study finds

1/7/2005
When to Go to the ER

Expert advice on deciding if a medical problem merits a trip