Emergencies and First Aid News

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8/15/2017
8/14/2017
ER Rates Soar as Toddlers Ingest Pot, French Study Finds

Accidental intoxication rose 133 percent in a decade; U.S. experts call findings highly relevant

8/9/2017
For Cancer Patients in the ER, Delirium Linked to Poor Outcomes

Seriously confused people were more likely to be hospitalized and to die early, study finds

7/31/2017
Stress of Flying Doesn't Dim Abilities of Search-and-Rescue Dogs

Though their bodies reacted, their performance wasn't affected, study showed

7/31/2017
Health Tip: Preparing for an Emergency

Don't be caught off-guard

7/30/2017
When Disaster Strikes, Don't Forget Your Pets

Prepare kit of essential supplies, evacuate early when you have animals, veterinarians say

7/19/2017
Losing Medicaid Tough on People Battling Depression: Study

Breaks in coverage result in more ER visits and longer hospital stays, research finds

7/7/2017
Shortage of Bee, Wasp Venom Stings Those With Allergies

Facing expected season-long shortage, doctors urge patients to carry EpiPens just in case

7/6/2017
Blood Shortage Prompts Call for Donations

American Red Cross says declines seen in summer leading to dangerously low supply

6/26/2017
Workers Unprepared for Heart Emergencies on the Job: Survey

Most employees are untrained in first aid and CPR and don't know where to find lifesaving equipment

6/21/2017
Head Position May Not Affect Outcome After Stroke

International study suggests patients will do as well sitting up as following doctor's orders to lie on their backs

6/19/2017
Strike Back Against Snake Bites

Expert advice on what to do if you're bitten and how to prevent a bite in the first place

6/19/2017
Acupuncture May Be Effective Painkiller in the ER

It's a safe alternative to addictive opioid pain relievers, Australian researchers say

6/13/2017
Cardiac Arrest? Someday, Drones May Come to Your Rescue

Like something from a science fiction movie, the machines can fly in carrying life-saving equipment

6/7/2017
Teen Boys Treated for Assault Often Want Mental Health Care, Too

Support can help adolescents recover and get back to school, researcher says

6/2/2017
Overcharging Common in U.S. Emergency Rooms

Minorities and uninsured are most often victims of 'price gouging', study contends

5/30/2017
Costs of ER Treatments a Mystery to Many Docs

Just 4 in 10 could accurately estimate charges for patients, study finds

5/26/2017
Bystander CPR Helps Save Brain Function After Near-Drowning

Heart compressions were even more effective than automatic defibrillator, study finds

5/24/2017
Hospital Protocol Helps Thwart Serious Infection

Study finds faster treatment leads to lower risk of dying from sepsis

5/22/2017
Overcrowded ERs Risky for Some Seriously Ill Patients

People with sepsis had to wait almost an extra hour for antibiotics in busy hospitals, study finds

5/19/2017
ERs May Need to Rethink Opioid Prescription Practices

States should limit the number of days these drugs can be given, study suggests

5/17/2017
Black, Hispanic Americans Less Likely to See a Neurologist

They more often wind up in the ER and face higher medical costs than white patients, study shows

5/10/2017
Too Many Parents Say No to Helmets for Kids on Wheels

Use of safety gear lags despite thousands of visits to U.S. hospitals each week, survey finds

5/8/2017
Hear This! Keep Cotton Swabs Out of Kids' Ears

An estimated 12,500 U.S. children are injured every year after cleaning mishaps, researchers say

5/5/2017
Pot a Factor in More ER Admissions for Colorado Teens After Legalization

Number of urgent care cases where teen showed pot use rose 4-fold after legalization, study finds

4/26/2017
Could an Ice Bag to the Face Be Life-Saver for Trauma Patients?

This easy remedy might give first responders needed time to transport injured patients, researchers say

4/24/2017
Most Patients Not Shy About Revealing Sexual Orientation

This information is important and people feel it's relevant to their health, researchers report

4/21/2017
When to Pick the Nose in a Medical Emergency

Instead of shots, some ERs are giving patients medicine through the nostrils, researchers say

4/19/2017
Many Kids Still Being Injured on ATVs

Bigger, more powerful machines seem to cause more severe traumas, researchers report

4/19/2017
Police-Inflicted Injuries Send 50,000 to ER Annually in U.S.

Substance abuse and mental illness common among those injured, study says

4/12/2017
Do Marathons' Road Closures Lead to More Local Deaths?

Elderly with heart problems fare worse on race days, perhaps due to delays in care, researchers say

4/6/2017
Defect Prompts Mylan to Recall Some EpiPens

Rare cases of 'failure to activate' during potentially fatal allergic reactions spurred the action, company says

4/4/2017
EpiPen Out-of-Pocket Costs More Than Doubled Over Decade

Study questions steep price hikes for lifesaving drugs, even among insured patients

3/21/2017
Do Energy Drinks + Booze = More Injuries?

Adding caffeine boost to alcohol could make a dangerous cocktail, study suggests

3/20/2017
ATMs, Coffee Shops Ideal Spots for Heart Defibrillators

Having the devices easily accessible might save the lives of more cardiac arrest victims

3/7/2017
Would You Feel Safe in a Driverless Ambulance?

Vehicles would free up an extra person to care for patient, but studies find Americans have mixed views

3/6/2017
Asthma Much More Lethal for Black Children, Study Finds

This group has 6 times the odds of dying from the illness compared to whites, Hispanics

3/2/2017
Rising Number of Kids Ill From Drinking Hand Sanitizers: CDC

Some children aged 6 to 12 may be intentionally consuming brands containing alcohol, researchers say

2/28/2017
Valium May Be Useless for Acute Lower Back Pain

Another study casts doubt on notion that potent painkillers can really help

2/25/2017
Ice Fishing Can Invite Serious Injuries

Anglers may suffer burns, concussions and broken bones

2/22/2017
Head Position Just After Stroke Doesn't Affect Recovery: Study

Lying flat or sitting up slightly neither boosted nor harmed patients' outcomes

2/17/2017
Anti-Addiction Meds Given in ER Can Help Battle Abuse

Giving drugs to reduce cravings appears to be effective option, study finds

2/15/2017
Some Docs May Help Fuel Opioid Abuse Epidemic

Patients are 30 percent more likely to get hooked on painkillers if their ER physician prescribes them frequently

2/15/2017
Student-Athletes Don't Have to Be Hit By Injuries

Equipment safety, emergency training and time for recovery are key to avoiding trouble, experts say

2/13/2017
Beware Heart Attack Risk From Shoveling Snow

Canadian study finds cases rose for men after heavy snowfalls

2/11/2017
How to Stay on Your Feet During Slippery Winter Conditions

Any surfaces that look wet and dark are probably icy, safety experts say

2/6/2017
Undocumented Immigrants Often Face Tough Health Care Choices

Two U.S. studies find them unable to get adequate kidney dialysis and end-of-life care

2/4/2017
Hey, Super Bowl Fans: Don't Choke on Game Day

Be especially careful with meats as these foods are most likely to get stuck, study finds

1/6/2017
Blood Shortage Prompts Red Cross Call for Donations

Says decline in donors seen over holidays

1/6/2017
Seniors' Health Can Tumble After ER Visit

Disability and loss of agility more likely six months after treatment, study finds