Emergencies and First Aid News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

12/27/2004
Time Means Money in the ER

Moving patients into hospital beds more quickly can improve hospital revenue, study says

12/24/2004
Blood in Short Supply During Holidays

December slowest month with greatest need, experts say

11/20/2004
Don't Delay When a Stroke Strikes

Get help at first sign of symptoms

11/19/2004
Ultrasound Could Help Limit Stroke Damage

An ER nurse's observation led to study of the possibility

11/5/2004
Blood Substitute Tested in Trauma Patients

National study to see whether it increases survival

11/4/2004
Some Chest Pains Require More Scrutiny in ER

Small percentage of patients go on to have heart attacks, problems a month later

10/28/2004
Patients Report Dissatisfaction With Care

Survey of five industrial nations finds Americans most unhappy

9/29/2004
Heavy Drinkers Can Get Help in ER

Study finds emergency rooms effective place to target them for counseling

5/23/2004
Know Stroke's Warning Signs Before One Strikes

That knowledge just might save your life, doctors say

5/17/2004
Heart Attacks Less Deadly in Northeast Hospitals

Study finds survival rates highest in that part of the country

5/12/2004
Beta Blockers Safe for Those With Peanut Allergies

Benefits of blood pressure medication outweigh dampened effect of epinephrine

5/3/2004
Race May Be Factor in Children's Care in ERs

Study finds white kids more likely to get pain medicine than black kids

4/27/2004
Help in the Emergency Room

Laws strengthen health insurance coverage in crisis setting

4/7/2004
Compression-Only CPR Better for the Untrained

Skipping mouth-to-mouth doesn't compromise outcome, experts find

3/24/2004
Alcohol Behind Many ER Visits

It plays part in far more cases than previously thought, study says

3/23/2004
Statins May Speed Stroke Recovery

Taking them before brain attack improves outome

3/15/2004
Time Window for Powerful Stroke Drug Often Missed

Few patients receive clot-dissolving drug, researchers find

3/13/2004
Winning the War on Stroke

People can help lower death toll by knowing symptoms, getting help fast

2/9/2004
ER Responses to Allergic Reactions Questioned

Many emergency rooms don't follow allergists' recommendations

1/30/2004
Minutes Matter With Heart Attack Victims

Six minutes is all you have to save someone's life, experts say

1/16/2004
That Tooth Can Be Saved

Acting quickly can salvage it once it's been knocked out

1/15/2004
DVT Risks Often Ignored

Study says few people receive preventive treatment for deep vein thrombosis

1/10/2004
Fend Off Frostbite

Beware of it when having outdoor winter fun

1/7/2004
Blood Banks Set Record Goal for January

Challenge marks National Volunteer Blood Donor Month

11/12/2003
Emergency Surgery Critical After Failed Angioplasty

Delaying it may put patients at risk, study finds

11/8/2003
Vital Sign Monitor Vital to Survival

Portable, wireless device could improve care during emergencies

8/10/2003
Getting the Jump on Stroke Diagnosis

Teaching lay people early signs of attack can make difference in care

8/4/2003
Hurricane Floyd Battered Health Services

Storm's damage lasted well past the day it hit

7/25/2003
External Defibrillators Work on Young Children

Study says they're accurate and safe during cardiac arrest

7/4/2003
The Bugs of Summer

How to protect yourself from the season's bites and stings

7/1/2003
Heart Defibrillators for Kids Deemed Safe

American Heart Association backs their use in emergencies

6/25/2003
Heart Defibrillators Do More Than Save Lives

Many treated with the devices resume normal routines

6/14/2003
Mow With Caution

Tips for safe lawn care

6/9/2003
Cancer May Spread Earlier Than Thought

Finding could alter approach to treatments

3/18/2003
Getting a Stopped Heart Beating Again

Study confirms CPR added to electric shock improves survival

2/13/2003
Poison Pointers

Keep emergency numbers by the phone