Medical emergencies like heart attack and stroke always need prompt treatment. Here’s how hospitals are keeping emergency departments safe during the pandemic and why it’s crucial to not delay emergency care.
Icicles can be fascinatingly beautiful. But they can also be a health hazard. From cuts to concussions, find out more about injuries that can happen from falling ice this time of year.
Leaving cosmetic products where young kids can reach could be an accident waiting to happen. According to a new study, more than 4,300 children under the age of 5 are treated for cosmetic-related injuries in emergency departments across the country each year.
Get tips on how to tell whether a cut or wound requires a visit to the ER or urgent care center. And find out how to prepare for an ER visit.
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Not sure if your injury while whipping up something to eat is an emergency? Learn about the signs and symptoms that should result in a trip to the ER.
Discover the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our “Short Answer” series. Orthopaedic surgeon Paul Saluan, MD, answers this one.
There are more than 1 million house fires in the United States each year and more than 3,000 people will die each year as a result of fires. But the cause of death in a fire usually is not from being burned — more often than not, deaths in house fires are a result of smoke inhalation.
Emergency physicians usually see carbon monoxide poisoning as a result of one of two main culprits. Find out how you can avoid this potentially fatal condition.
It is common for adults and kids to get hurt during any form of sports, especially contact sports. Unfortunately, the face often is the main area of damage — making athletic injuries a major link between sports and dentistry.
Some situations are clearly an emergency: A heart attack, fall off a ladder, serious kitchen burn or bone break. You know to call 9-1-1 and to get your loved one to the nearest emergency department. But some health issues are harder to decipher, says Bradford Borden, MD, Chairman of the Emergency Services Institute. “People may not … Read More