Emergency Care For You

Seconds Save Lives in Medical Emergencies

Do you know what to do in an emergency? The few minutes after an injury occurs or at the onset of a medical crisis are frequently the most important.

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Responding To A Suicide Emergency

Suicide takes the lives of nearly 40,000 Americans every year. Emergency physicians all too often see self-inflicted injuries, particularly by teenagers who are attempting to end their lives. Nearly $41.3 million is spent each year saving those who try to kill themselves.

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Automatic External Defibrillators

Each year in the U.S., there are approximately 360,000 EMS-assessed cardiac arrests outside of a hospital setting and on average, less than 10% of victims survive.

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Avoiding Household Burns

On average, in the U.S., someone dies in a fire every 169 minutes and someone is injured every 30 minutes. There were 40,000 hospitalizations related to burn injury, including 30,000 at hospital burn centers.

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Animal Bites

Animal bites can be frightening, and in some cases, are medical emergencies. The most common animal bites in the United States are from household pets, with dogs and cats causing the most bites.

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Get 'Street Smart' — With Summer Cycling Safety Tips

Now that school is out for the summer, kids of all ages are taking to the streets (and paths and sidewalks) of America, and they are using many forms of self-propelled transport, including scooters, skateboards, wheelies, roller blades, segues — and especially bikes. But are they taking proper safety precautions, including adhering to helmet safety standards?

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Do I Need A Tetanus Shot?

You may already be aware that stepping on a rusty nail or a puncture wound could cause a tetanus infection, a bacterial disease that affects the nervous system and is often fatal. What you may not know is that tetanus bacteria can also enter the body even through a tiny pinprick, a scratch from an animal, splinters, bug bites and even burns that break the skin.

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Disarming Facts about Firearm Injuries

Handguns are a common consumer product in homes throughout the United States. If not handled and stored carefully, they can cause unintended death or injury.

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Exercising Proper Care While Working Out

Are you one of the 56% of Americans who workout? Are you also one of the many Americans who workout without exercising the precautions needed to prevent injury?

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