Trauma/First Aid

Trauma/First Aid
Head Injury Risks Linger
Head Injury Risks Linger Increased Risk of Death After Head Injury May Persist for Years WebMD Health News By Jennifer Warner Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD More from WebMD...
U.S. Accidental Deaths Increasing
U.S. Accidental Deaths Increasing Unintentional Injury Deaths Rose 7% From 1999 to 2004, Says CDC WebMD Health News By Miranda Hitti Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD More from WebMD Want...
Head Injuries, Deaths Up After Helmet Law Repealed
Head Injuries Up After Helmet Law Repeal In Pennsylvania, Head Injury Deaths From Motorcycle Crashes Rise by 66% WebMD Health News By Jennifer Warner Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD More...
Trauma Patients Fare Poorly After Hospital Discharge
Trauma Patients Fare Poorly After Hospital Discharge Study Suggests Many Trauma Patients Die Within 3 Years of Leaving Hospital WebMD Health News By Salynn Boyles Reviewed by Laura J. Martin,...
Drug May Buy Time for Snakebite Victims
Drug May Buy Time for Snakebite Victims Ointment Slows Flow of Snake Venom WebMD Health News By Jennifer Warner Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD More from WebMD The 10...
Honey May Help Heal Wounds
Honey May Help Heal Wounds Researchers Say Traditional Healing Method May Have Some Benefits for Cuts and Burns WebMD Health News By Caroline Wilbert Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD More...
Drug Could Be a Lifesaver for Accident Victims
Drug Could Be a Lifesaver for Accident Victims Study Shows Inexpensive Medicine Called TXA Could Treat People Who Suffer Blood Loss WebMD Health News By Peter Russell Reviewed by Laura...
Football Leads Youth Sports Injuries
Football Leads Youth Sports Injuries But Head Injuries Strike Many Other Young Athletes, Too WebMD Health News By Jennifer Warner Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD More from WebMD Big Waist...
Do You Know When NOT to Call 911?
Do You Know When NOT to Call 911? Survey Suggests Many People Call an Ambulance for Minor Medical Emergencies WebMD Health News By Jennifer Warner Reviewed by Laura J. Martin,...
New CPR Guidelines: Chest Compressions First
New CPR Guidelines: Chest Compressions First American Heart Association Says 'C-A-B' Is the Way to Go: Compressions, Airway, and Breathing WebMD Health News By Kathleen Doheny Reviewed by Laura J....
CPR: Mouth-to-Mouth Not Much Help
CPR: Mouth-to-Mouth Not Much Help Chest Compression, Not Mouth-to-Mouth, Best Resuscitation for Adults WebMD Health News By Daniel J. DeNoon Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD More from WebMD Forget CPR,...
Fatal Work Injuries Up in U.S.
Fatal Work Injuries Up in U.S. Nearly 16 Fatal Work Injuries Per Day in 2005, Mainly in Highway Accidents WebMD Health News By Miranda Hitti Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD...
Nail Gun Injuries Soar in Consumers
Nail Gun Injuries Soar 200% Rise in Emergency Care for Consumers' Nail Gun Injuries From 1991 to 2005 WebMD Health News By Miranda Hitti Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD More...
New Liquid Bandage Approved
New Liquid Bandage Approved FDA OKs GelSpray Liquid Bandage; Developers Say Product Can Help Combat Wounds WebMD Health News By Miranda Hitti Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD More from WebMD...
Budget Cuts Threaten Emergency Preparedness
Budget Cuts Threaten Emergency Preparedness States Score High on Readiness to Deal With Disease, Disasters, Terrorism WebMD Health News By Salynn Boyles Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD More from WebMD...
Do You Know When NOT to Call 911?
One in three people don’t understand when an ambulance is not necessary to deal with common medical situations, a survey indicates.
Trauma Patients Fare Poorly After Hospital Discharge
Trauma patients who survive their initial injuries are at high risk for dying in the years that follow, and the risk is especially high for patients who enter nursing homes, a new study shows.
Head Injury Risks Linger
Head injuries may raise the risk of death for years after the initial injury, according to a new study.
Drug May Buy Time for Snakebite Victims
A new ointment may help buy precious time for snakebite victims by slowing the flow of snake venom through the body.
Budget Cuts Threaten Emergency Preparedness
Local and state health departments are better prepared than ever to deal with public health emergencies, but recession-related budget cuts threaten to reverse hard-won gains, a newly released analysis finds.
New CPR Guidelines: Chest Compressions First
New guidelines released by the American Heart Association recommend that the three steps of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) be rearranged.
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