Emergencies and First Aid News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

1/17/2003
Stepping on Something Sharp

Don't pull objects from your feet

1/7/2003
Money Matters in the ER

Waiting times longer in hospitals in poorer neighborhoods

1/6/2003
Database on Gun Injuries Divulges Health Costs

Researchers say it also shows impact of guns on society

11/19/2002
New and Improved CPR

Belt-like device offers better chest compression

10/16/2002
In an Emergency, Who You Gonna Call?

Be sure to keep phone numbers handy

9/19/2002
This CD Could Save Your Child's Life

Doctors get guidance on how to be prepared for emergencies in the office

9/17/2002
Tighter Fire Safety Standards Prove Matchless for Kids

U.S. safety measure has cut cigarette-lighter fires by children under 5

8/8/2002
Spare the Sutures

ER study says bandages sometimes enough for cut hands

7/4/2002
Leave Fireworks to the Pros

Experts offer safety advice for the Fourth of July

4/23/2002
Getting a New Point in the ER

Acupuncture study shows treatment offers relief

12/17/2001
Basic EMTs Have Hands Tied in Allergy Attacks

They can't give adrenaline in severe cases, says research

11/12/2001
Innocent Thump on the Chest Could Be Fatal

Kids most vulnerable to such strikes, new research says

9/24/2001
Preparing Pets for an Emergency

Have a copy of your animal's medical records

8/9/2001
For Emergencies Only

Some tips on when to use '911'

8/1/2001
Keep Your Head

Know what to do in an emergency

7/24/2001
Playgrounds More Dangerous Than Roadways

Study finds falls cause most serious injuries

5/12/2001
Family Matters

Emergency-room patients benefit from having relatives with them

5/7/2001
Is the ER Relatively Safe?

Family members should be allowed in, says study