In case of an emergency or natural disaster, pack these items in your emergency kit.
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.
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.
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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.
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