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Theo Krzywicki explains the signs of an overdose and how to use life-saving devices like Naloxone.
In 1966, Americans were more likely to die from a car crash than soldiers in the Vietnam War. Most people needing emergency assistance were carried to the hospital in the back of a police car. In his new book, Kevin Hazzard uncovers how our modern-day paramedics came to be.
As an ER doctor, Jay Baruch wears many hats. He’s a healer, listener, traffic director, and so much more during each shift. But in such a chaotic space, how can doctors maximize their time with patients?
Bond is a private security company that’s betting big on drones working alongside first responders in emergency situations. We dive into how these robots can improve response times, provide more on-scene information, and more.
The No Surprises Act protects patients from having to pay for emergency services at out-of-network facilities and other similar situations. Katie Keith describes why this law is necessary to protect patients.
According to the Geneva Convention and other agreements, health facilities and workers are supposed to be protected from the violence of war. However, they’re targeted much more often than most people know. A noted expert in the field discusses how this violence happens, its consequences, and how international organizations may be able to turn this trend …
Up to 15% of calls to 911 involve people having a mental health breakdown, yet many call centers, especially in rural areas, have no one with any training on what to do or who to dispatch in those cases.
Hoarding disorder affects at least five percent of Americans, and despite TV programs showing its effects, it is still widely misunderstood.
A new finds that patients showing up at rural hospital ERs have extremely similar outcomes compared to patients in urban-area ERs. Then, new research sheds light on why more girls don't go into STEM. Plus, pandemic depression linked to sitting and lack of activity. And finally, Alexa and Siri aren't very helpful when it comes to health.
Medicine in intensive care units has become so technically focused that many doctors believe they’ve lost their connection with the humanity of patients, and a high degree of patients are experiencing post intensive care syndrome.
Many patients arrive in the emergency room as a result of violence or car crashes—events in which police have an investigative interest. Sometimes, police needs clash with trauma care, and priorities are hashed out case by case. Experts discuss which priorities come first and when, and the procedures needed to smooth out sometimes contentious interaction.