Emergency Medicine

One Science-Backed Way to Stop Hiccups Involves, Um, Your Butt

Think science can't be unsettling, embarrassing, and hilarious all at once? Take a seat right here. An Ig Nobel Prize-winning study presents a …

Science

Expanding the reach of emergency medicine

Emergency medicine physician Peter Acker, MD, was drawn to Stanford by a fellowship program in international emergency medicine program. He arrived …

Stanford University

United Firefighters Union loses bid to supress bullying investigation findings

A bid by the firefighters' union to block the release of a human rights commission investigation into bullying, sexual harassment and discrimination …

Fire Fighting

4 children killed in bus-train collision in southern France

A regional train hit a school bus on a crossing in southern France Thursday, killing four children and critically injuring 11 other people on the …

France

Emergency services at scene of crash on SDR in Newport

POLICE have asked people to take care when driving following a crash on the Southern Distributor Road in Newport.<p>Officers are currently at the scene …

News (Wales)

Fentanyl Driving Opioid Deaths

In the last half of 2016, fentanyl, a synthetic opioid 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine, was detected in 56.3% of the opioid overdose deaths …

Medicine

Injuries and death from window blind cords send two kids to emergency department each day

While the cords dangling from your window blinds may not seem like a risky item, for small children, they can pose the risk of strangulation or serious injury, according to a new report.<p>The study published in the journal <i>Pediatrics</i> found that from 1990 through 2015, 17,000 children under six, or …

Platform enables medical students to share learning

Clinicians at Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine have developed a web-based tool that enables third- and fourth-year …

Medical School

Live: Crash outside St Helens Hospital closes road - updates

In St Helens Marshalls Cross Road is closed in both directions due to an accident between Robins Lane and Sherdley Road / Sutton Road / Peasley Cross …

Web-based tool helps med students track learning moments

A study of a new web-based tool called Learning Moment, which helps medical students track their learning experiences while on rotation, revealed …

Learning

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We appreciate your interest in our program, and hope that we can answer any questions you may have.<p>The primary goal of our residency program is to …

Yale

1 man dead after forklift accident in Mississauga

Police responded to a call just before 4 p.m. near Lakeshore Road West and Pine Avenue North<p>One man is dead after a construction accident involving a …

Canada

10 surprising things you need to know about the emergency department

Despite the fact that most people will have had the misfortune of visiting the emergency department (ED) at some point in their life, I find that …

Medicine

CFA members in central Victoria suspended after CCTV vision allegedly shows '17yo girl dragged across floor'

Four members of a fire brigade in central Victoria have been suspended after a video emerged allegedly showing a 17-year-old girl being dragged …

This dentist is reopening a medical building in South Dallas' health care desert that could transform the area

Give a healthcare researcher any zip code in Dallas County and she can probably tell you how healthy - or <i>unhealthy</i> - the residents in that area …

Opinion

Remembrance of Things Present

The future meets the past<p>By Dennis Covington<p>December 1, 2017<p>In June 2013, I suffered a closed head injury in Aleppo, Syria.<p>I told fighters from the …

Free Syrian Army

Opinions are mixed on new ER rules at North Sydney hospital

NORTH SYDNEY — Changes to the Northside General Hospital’s emergency department have caused mixed emotions among residents.<p>As of Monday, the hospital …

Health Care

Patients needing admission to hospital stuck in ER longer, report says

Toll is greatest on elderly patients, doctors say<p>Emergency department wait times in Canada are continuing to rise, particularly for patients needing …

Health Care

Hospital apologizes for telling ER patient to lie down on the floor

The Ottawa Hospital has apologized after a staff member pointed to the floor when a patient begged for a place to lie down during a long wait in the …

Health Care

Surprise Ambulance Bills: A Consumer’s Guide

<b>Q: What’s a surprise ambulance bill?</b><p>When the ambulance service that picks you up is out-of-network, your insurer pays what it considers fair. And …

Health Care

Hospital sorry for telling ER patient to lie on the floor at Civic emerg

The Ottawa Hospital has apologized after a staff member pointed to the floor when a patient begged for a place to lie down during a long wait in the …

Canadian News

Find Your Next Job Around Aventura

Search hundreds of area jobs at the Aventura Patch Jobs Board.<p>AVENTURA, FL — Don't be discouraged if you haven't found the right job yet. Businesses …

Miami

Police to get Samsung smartphones in £210m deal to connect emergency services

Britain's police, paramedics and fire crews are to be armed with Samsung smartphones after the South Korean giant landed a Government contract worth up to £210m to supply 250,000 handsets for a new emergency communications network.<p>The Home Office has awarded a three-year deal to the South Korean …

Samsung

How an emergency services app is helping to save lives

Many of us assume that if you call an emergency number like 911, 999 or 112, someone will answer quickly and help will arrive soon wherever we are in the world.<p>Not so in many countries across Africa. One start-up in Nairobi, Kenya, has created an app to help simplify the capital's chaotic emergency …

Nairobi

Emergency services called after car hits building

EMERGENCY services were called after a car hit a building in an industrial estate.<p>Crews were called to Oakhill Industrial Estate in Walkden at 3.30pm …

Manchester

Colorado Doctors Might Have Reported The First-Ever Marijuana Overdose Death

It’s not uncommon to hear pro-pot activists talk about how you can’t overdose on marijuana and die. But new research suggests that there might have …

Medicine

Doctors claim baby's 2015 death was caused by marijuana overdose

Two poison control doctors who listed an 11-month-old boy’s cause of death as damage to his heart muscle claim that it was brought on by ingesting marijuana. Doctors Thomas Nappe and Christopher Hoyte, who published their report in the journal Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine, said …

Health

Did Marijuana Really Cause an Infant's Death?

For an 11-month-old boy in Denver, ingesting marijuana may have triggered a heart problem that ultimately led to his death, according to a recent …

Science

Colorado boy is first marijuana overdose death, doctors claim

Two Colorado doctors claim they have documented the first case of a person dying from consuming too much marijuana.<p>Drs. Thomas Nappe and Christopher …

Orlando

What is Blue Light Day? Twitter pays homage to emergency services today

Today is Blue Light Day and people have been paying tribute to the work done by the country’s emergency services.<p>#BlueLightDay is trending on Twitter …

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