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.
Why not be prepared? After all, there’s no predicting when you’ll cut your hand or twist your ankle. Here’s how to build a well-stocked first-aid kit for your car and home.
Find out what signs you need to watch for and how you can be better prepared to handle an emergency department visit for your aging parents.
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For many people, it’s so difficult to leave a highly anticipated event like the Super Bowl that they delay seeking medical care until the game’s decided.
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.
No one wants to imagine their children having any medical emergencies, particularly when they are leaving them with a sitter or family member. If you’re going to be away on a trip, whether for business or a vacation, there are some steps to take to protect your child. According to Purva Grover, MD, Medical Director … Read More
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