Emergencies / First Aid

Poor, uninsured don’t fill emergency rooms—study
Oct 20 04

A new study on emergency rooms disputes the common wisdom that the poor and uninsured are filling them up.

In fact, more than 80… Poor, uninsured don’t fill emergency rooms—study   


New treatment for aortic aneurysm triggers debate
Oct 14 04

A cutting-edge way of repairing dangerously enlarged blood vessels in the abdomen is better than the traditional treatment, Dutch doctors said on Wednesday, but… New treatment for aortic aneurysm triggers debate   


New Treatment For Liver Disease
Oct 08 04

A long-used AIDS drug appears to be the first effective, long-term treatment for hepatitis B in those with advanced liver disease caused by… New Treatment For Liver Disease   


Prevention Measures for Anaphylaxis
Oct 08 04

Preventing anaphylaxis is the ideal form of treatment. However, that may not always be easy since insect stings are frequently unanticipated and allergic foods… Prevention Measures for Anaphylaxis   


Poison Ivy, Oak & Sumac
Oct 08 04

What causes the rash? - Poison ivy, oak, and sumac are plants which cause an itchy skin rash when directly contacted. The rash is… Poison Ivy, Oak & Sumac   


Frostbite & Other Cold Injuries
Oct 08 04

Winter cold and snow provide a number of opportunities to get outside and participate in activities such as skiing, sledding and snowmobiling. However, without… Frostbite & Other Cold Injuries   


Learn more about Anaphylaxis - The Most Serious Allergic Reaction
Oct 08 04

Anaphylaxis refers to a rapidly developing and serious allergic reaction that affects a number of different areas of the body at one time. Severe… Learn more about Anaphylaxis - The Most Serious Allergic Reaction   


Drug Interactions
Oct 08 04

Whenever two or more drugs are taken concurrently, there is a chance that there will be an interaction among the drugs. The interaction may… Drug Interactions   


Fast-acting insulin helps with diabetes emergency
Sep 02 04

A fast-acting type of insulin called lispro is a safe and effective treatment for diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), a potentially life-threatening condition that occurs when… Fast-acting insulin helps with diabetes emergency   


Uninsured patients flood U.S. emergency rooms
Aug 09 04

Patients lacking health insurance are flooding U.S. emergency rooms, many seeking routine care that they should get elsewhere, a group representing government-funded clinics reported… Uninsured patients flood U.S. emergency rooms   


UK ambulances waste millions fighting speeding fines
Jul 05 04

Britain’s ambulances have been regularly fined for speeding even when answering emergency calls, the Health Department disclosed on Friday.

Emergency vehicles are of course… UK ambulances waste millions fighting speeding fines   


First Aid for Animal Bites
May 28 04

The most common animal bites in the United States are from dogs, cats and other humans in that order. Less common, but often more… First Aid for Animal Bites   


First Aid for Breathing Problems
May 28 04

Some 44 million Americans suffer from allergies and asthma and have trouble breathing during an attack. What’s more, there are millions of people who… First Aid for Breathing Problems   


First Aid for Broken Bones
May 28 04

There are different kinds of broken bones.

Simple or closed fractures:

  * The broken bone is not visible through the skin nor is… First Aid for Broken Bones   


First Aid for Burns
May 28 04

First Aid for Burns   

First Aid for Chest Pain
May 28 04

Chest pain can come from a lot of things.

Causes of chest pain that need emergency medical care include:

  * Heart attack
First Aid for Chest Pain   


First Aid for Choking
May 28 04

Adults: Conscious Victim
1. Choking is indicated by the Universal Distress Signal (hands clutching the throat).

2. If the victim can speak, cough… First Aid for Choking   


Cuts, Scrapes & Punctures
May 28 04

Cuts, scrapes, and punctures can all result in bleeding.

  * Cuts slice the skin open. Close a cut so it won’t get infected.Cuts, Scrapes & Punctures   


First Aid for Dental Emergencies
May 28 04

Things that need emergency dental and/or first aid care include:

  * Broken tooth
  * Knocked-out tooth
  * Fractured jawFirst Aid for Dental Emergencies   


First Aid for Dislocations
May 28 04

A dislocation is a separation of the end of a bone and the joint it meets. Bones that touch in the joints sometimes separate… First Aid for Dislocations   


Electrical burns
May 28 04

An electrical burn may appear minor, but the damage can extend deep into the tissues beneath your skin. If a strong electrical current passes… Electrical burns   


Heart attack: First aid
May 28 04

A heart attack occurs when one or more arteries supplying your heart with blood and oxygen become blocked. This loss of blood flow injures… Heart attack: First aid   


Recognize stroke, call ambulance, be a hero - CDC
May 27 04

Few Americans know the major warning signs of stroke, new survey findings indicate, and few would call 911 immediately if they thought someone was… Recognize stroke, call ambulance, be a hero - CDC   


Senate backs $5.6 billion Bioterror bill
May 27 04

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday unanimously approved legislation to encourage drug and vaccine makers to develop countermeasures against a potentially devastating bioterror attack.

The… Senate backs $5.6 billion Bioterror bill   


U.S. House OKs changes in workplace safety laws
May 27 04

The U.S. House of Representatives approved a raft of legislation on Tuesday aimed at better protecting the rights of companies that tangle with federal… U.S. House OKs changes in workplace safety laws   

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