News tagged with emergency

Heads up, phones down when walking

(Medical Xpress)—Cellphone usage while driving is a widely known danger which has led to bans across the globe. Using a cellphone while walking, however, initially seemed to be an innocuous behavior … ...

Mar 14, 2014
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The health benefits of texting

Communication between physicians and other health care providers and their patients may be taking on an entirely new dimension through text messaging, according to David Finitsis, a Ph.D. candidate in clinical ...

Mar 13, 2014
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Prehospital stroke alerts speed door-to-CT times

(HealthDay)—Emergency medical services (EMS) prenotification regarding the arrival of patients who have had a stroke allows patients to bypass the emergency department and undergo computed tomography (CT) ...

Mar 12, 2014
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Chest complaints more costly in obese patients

(HealthDay)—Higher body mass index (BMI) is associated with increased cost of care and longer hospital stays for patients who present to the emergency department with chest pain and dyspnea, according to ...

Mar 08, 2014
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3Qs: Access expands to opioid overdose antidote

Drug overdoses are reportedly on the rise both locally and nationally. The Massachusetts State Police has reported 185 fatalities since Nov. 1, which doesn't include the large cities of Boston, Springfield, and Worcester. ...

Mar 06, 2014
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Ah, spring . . . and a snakebite alert

(HealthDay)—As temperatures rise and spring rains fall, snakes in the U.S. Southwest—including venomous snakes—leave their winter hideouts and become more active. That puts people and their pets at ...

Mar 03, 2014
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