News tagged with emergency room

US probes likely synthetic pot outbreak

A federal team has arrived in Colorado to help investigate hospital reports that synthetic marijuana is to blame for scores of recent illnesses and possibly three fatalities in the state.

Sep 11, 2013
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What to do if your child chokes

(HealthDay)—Choking is a leading cause of injury and death among American children, especially those age 3 years and younger, and parents and other caregivers need to know what to do in such cases, an expert ...

Aug 10, 2013
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World first computer saving lives

Complex decision-making in the second-by-second handling of trauma patients in hospital emergency rooms is being aided by a world-first computer system at Melbourne's The Alfred Hospital.

Jul 23, 2013
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Cost of treating dizziness in the emergency room soars

A new Johns Hopkins research report says emergency room visits for severe dizziness have grown exponentially in recent years, with costs topping $3.9 billion in 2011 and projected to reach $4.4 billion by 2015. The investigators ...

Jul 17, 2013
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Lawn mower injuries often caused by distraction

(HealthDay)—Each summer, lawn mower accidents send countless numbers of people to the emergency room. Mishaps often involve serious injuries to the fingers, hands and feet. Often caused by a moment's distraction, ...

May 26, 2013
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