There are various reasons children end up in the emergency room. We offer insights about three of the most common maladies that tend to affect kids during the holiday and tips to avoid them.
An emergency department expert describes nine reasons people end up at the “Emergency Department” during the holidays, with tips to avoid it.
If a child has a sudden illness or injury, doctors can treat her in a place that Goldilocks would say is “just right” – a pediatric emergency department. Pediatric emergency departments are specially equipped for the unique emergency needs of infants, children and young adults. Well-equipped facilities use the latest technology and equipment to ensure … Read More
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
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As if the snow and cold have not been enough to deal with this winter, another danger now hangs over our heads: the large icicles that have formed on many homes and buildings. This winter’s heavy snowfall and freezing temperatures have created dramatic icicles and massive ice dams on many rooftops. Now with temperatures growing warmer, these frozen … Read More
Nearly 2 million brain cells are lost for every minute that passes when you are having a stroke. This makes time is a critical element in stroke treatment. How quickly treatment begins can impact how well you recover. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain becomes blocked or bursts. There are two types of … Read More
We all know kids are resilient but some sports injuries require more care than the typical bumps and bruises. I advise parents that if their child is injured, they should be seen immediately if the following are present: Deformity Swelling Difficulty using an injured limb lasting longer than one would expect for a minor injury … Read More