Emergencies and First Aid News

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6/22/2016
Heart Attack Help? There's an App for That

Emergency medicine specialist says technology's potential in health care remains largely untapped

6/20/2016
Dos & Don'ts for Easy Splinter Removal

The sooner you take it out, the better, dermatologist says

6/17/2016
Better Care Could Cut Deaths From Trauma by 20 Percent: Report

Panel says civilian hospitals should learn from military's success in saving lives

6/14/2016
Gun Injuries More Often Fatal Now, Study Finds

ERs seeing more severe wounds and deaths than they used to, researchers report

6/13/2016
Spikes in Blood Pressure Don't Always Need ER Care

Most cases of 'hypertensive urgency' can be treated safely in doctor's office, large study finds

5/31/2016
Kids' Concussion Rates May Be Higher Than Thought

Study finds that most cases are first tended to at doctors' offices, not hospital ERs

5/12/2016
Disabling Falls Don't Have to Happen

Expert advice on how seniors can lower their risk

5/4/2016
CPR Help as Near as Your Phone

When cardiac arrest occurs, bystanders can dial for instruction and save lives, study finds

5/2/2016
Playground-Related Brain Injuries on Rise in U.S.

ERs treat more kids, perhaps because of greater concussion awareness, experts say

4/11/2016
ER Screenings Could Help Prevent Suicide: Study

Checking patients for risk factors should be part of routine ER care, researcher says

4/5/2016
Most Americans Want to Learn How to Help Those Injured in Disasters

Poll found many would assist in stopping bleeding if shootings, accidents occurred

4/4/2016
Loose Bristles From Grill-Cleaning Brushes May Pose Dangers

Study found they can stick to food and cause mouth, throat and stomach injuries

3/25/2016
ER Docs Only Ask Half of Suicidal Patients About Guns, Study Shows

Finding points to missed chances to intervene before it's too late, researcher says

3/25/2016
Many Kidney Transplant Patients Land in ER Within 2 Years: Study

Findings show need to coordinate care after organ transplant, researcher says

3/23/2016
Statewide Training on Cardiac Arrest Saves Lives in N. Carolina

Quick action by family members, general public improved survival and recovery, study says

3/21/2016
Black Heart Attack Victims More Likely to Have Ambulance Diverted

Study finds nearly half were sent to another hospital because of overcrowding in nearest ER

3/21/2016
60,000 U.S. Kids Treated for Accidental Medicine Poisoning a Year

Toddlers account for 7 out of 10 cases, report says

3/8/2016
Women in Cardiac Arrest May Be Less Likely to Receive Help

Doctors and the public still think of heart problems as a man's disease, researcher says

2/26/2016
Cyberbullying, Violence Linked to PTSD in Teens

Researcher says post-traumatic stress is underreported and undertreated in this age group

2/19/2016
Kids With Autism More Likely to Wander, Less Likely to Recognize Danger

Researchers concerned about risks to children with developmental issues, as well as the stress on parents

2/18/2016
Could a Clot-Busting Drug Help Treat a 'Bleeding' Stroke?

Two studies suggest that tPA infusion to brain improves outcomes

2/17/2016
For Stroke Patients, Temporary Easing of Symptoms Can Be Deceiving

Improvements just before ER care don't necessarily mean good long-term outcomes, study finds

1/31/2016
Combative Patients a Hazard for Paramedics

Study shows assault rate much higher than for firefighters

1/26/2016
Parents Often Ill-Informed About Food-Allergy Emergencies

Many don't know how, when to use epinephrine, study finds

1/26/2016
Blood Donors Needed After East Coast Storm: Red Cross

Many drives were canceled for bad weather, but donations are desperately sought

1/15/2016
Pain Relief Advice May Help ER Patients With Terminal Cancer

These consultations linked to better and longer quality of life, researchers say

1/4/2016
Pediatricians' Group Says U.S. Lacks Resources to Treat Kids in Disasters

Drugs to counter biological or other threats too often geared to adults, American Academy of Pediatrics says

12/31/2015
Families of Critically Ill Patients Need Extra Support, Too

Tips for coping when a loved one is in the ICU

12/21/2015
More Evidence That Time-to-Treatment Is Crucial for Stroke

Patients who got clot-busting catheter therapy sooner fared better in study

11/11/2015
Emergency Surgery Patients Often Wind Up Back in Hospital: Study

Surgical site infections were the most common reason why

11/9/2015
45-Minute Class Helps Middle Schoolers Master CPR Basics

They retained the info months later, even without a refresher session, study found

11/9/2015
Lifesaving Defibrillators Often Behind Locked Doors, Study Finds

Devices that shock heart rhythm back to normal were not available 25 percent of time in emergencies

10/30/2015
Many Parents Unaware of Emergency Plans at Kids' Pre-schools

Less than half knew crisis plans are online, poll finds

10/27/2015
Few Americans Know Warning Signs of Stroke

New song can help people recall symptoms and act quickly if one occurs, experts say

10/26/2015
Unexpected Severe Allergic Reactions Strike Many Schools

Study found 1 in 10 dealt with anaphylaxis case in 2013, 22 percent were kids with no known allergies

10/19/2015
Disaster Plans Must Consider Children, Pediatrics Group Says

Youngsters face greater health risks from terrorist attacks, accidents and outbreaks

10/16/2015
FDA Approves Drug to Reverse Blood Thinner's Effect

Praxbind cleared for emergency use with Pradaxa when bleeding can't be controlled

10/15/2015
Hospital Care for Nonfatal Gun Wounds Costs $679 Million a Year

Average hospital stay is seven days, U.S. study finds

10/14/2015
Dietary Supplements Land Thousands in the ER Each Year

Weight-loss products, energy boosters are common culprits, study finds

10/8/2015
Sensitive Blood Test May Help Rule Out Heart Attack

Researchers say goal is to reduce hospital admissions, medical costs

10/5/2015
Zip Line Injuries on the Rise

Increasing popularity of the adventure sport brings increase in ER visits, study finds

9/23/2015
ERs Often 'Safety Net' Care for People With Schizophrenia: CDC

Report finds more than 380,000 ER visits over 2 years for adults under 65

9/22/2015
Many Critically Ill Patients Lack 'Do Not Resuscitate' Orders

After surviving cardiac arrest, only one in four let doctors know their wishes, study finds

9/15/2015
Hip-Fracture Surgery Risk Not Just Due to Age, Study Finds

Poor outcomes could stem from factors related to having an emergency procedure, expert suggests

9/15/2015
Long Shifts Linked to Increased Injury Risk for EMS Workers

The longer they work, the greater their risk, observational study shows

9/8/2015
Kids' ER Visits for Medicine Overdoses Dropping: Report

Education, prevention messages, safer packaging may be working, CDC says

8/31/2015
Seniors Often Underestimate Their Frailty, Study Finds

Nearly one-quarter had trouble getting out of hospital bed, walking 10 feet and getting back in bed

8/28/2015
As Tropical Storm Erika Eyes Southeastern U.S., Residents Need to Prepare

People should have emergency communication plan in place, stock up on essential supplies

8/21/2015
Climate Change May Bring More ER Visits, Deaths, Study Says

Strongest link between temperatures and heat-related hospital visits is among 18- to 64-year-olds, not seniors

8/14/2015
Till Bolt Cutters Do Us Part: Titanium Rings a Challenge in the ER

British medical team successfully removed durable wedding band from man's swollen finger