Emergency Care For You

Stroke: Give Me 5 For Stroke

In partnership with the American Stroke Association and the American Academy of Neurology, ACEP developed a quick tool to help people identify stroke symptoms in themselves or others called Give Me 5.

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Dental Emergencies

While injuries to the mouth may not be life threatening, they can warrant a visit to the emergency department.

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Protecting Yourself From Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is more widespread than most people realized. Normally around 30,000 new cases are reported annually in the United States.

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Hepatitis: Understanding and Preventing the Disease

Hepatitis is a highly contagious disease that attacks the liver. Sometimes it can erupt suddenly with life-threatening symptoms or lie dormant in the body for years causing slow damage to the liver.

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Mold

Mold and dampness can cause ill effects, such as coughing and wheezing, and that for some patients, particularly those with compromised immune systems, asthma, allergies and other respiratory infections, exposure to dampness and cold can exacerbate those conditions.

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Asthma Prevalence At Its Highest Level Ever — Know the Triggers and Symptoms

Asthma is a serious disorder affecting millions of Americans each year. As the summer heats up, the nation’s emergency physicians want those affected by it to know how to prevent a visit to the emergency department.

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Eye Emergencies

Be on a sharp lookout to avoid blinding eye injuries. The eye is one of the most delicate and exposed areas of the human body.

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Heart Attack Symptoms

Heart disease remains the nation's number one killer of both men and women. It is important to take symptoms seriously and get medical assistance by calling 9-1-1 immediately if you think you or a loved one is having a heart attack.

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Ear Infections: How You Can Avoid an Emergency

With school about to begin again, parents and children will soon battle the most frequently diagnosed bacterial illness in young children in the United States: otitis media, more commonly known as an ear infection.

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Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis is a severe, life threatening, multisystemic allergic reaction that is triggered by common substances, such as foods, insect stings, medications and latex.

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