Pediatrics

Is rushing your child to the ER the right response?

If a child gets a small burn from a hot pan, starts choking or swallows medication, parents may struggle to decide whether to provide first aid at home or rush them to the hospital, suggests a new national poll.

Medications

Expired EpiPens may still help save a life: study

(HealthDay)—EpiPens—devices used to rescue people during a severe allergic reaction—can remain effective years after their expiration date, a new study reports.

Health

Ready your home for winter's wrath

(HealthDay)—Winter's here. Nothing you can do about that. But, it's not too late to take steps to keep you and your home safe when frigid weather hits, according the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Health

Snakebites a rising danger for U.S. children

(HealthDay)—More than 1,300 U.S. kids suffer snakebites each year on average, with one in four attacks occurring in Florida and Texas, a new study reveals.

Health

Flint lead crisis adds up to $395 million in social costs

The social costs related to lead poisoning in Flint, Michigan, amount to $395 million from April 2014, when the city switched its water source from Lake Huron to the Flint River, to the present day, not counting the $58 million ...

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