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.
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.
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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.
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.
Kids aren’t little adults. In an emergency, seeking out a pediatric emergency room can be important for “just right” care.
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
You can’t predict when a natural disaster like a hurricane or blizzard will strike. What you can do is prepare for it in case it does. Having the right medical supplies, basic items and an emergency plan to coordinate with family members will help make dealing with damage from a severe storm a little more … Read More