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Study: When EDs close, mortality risks climb at nearby hospitals

Researchers at University of California San Francisco recently released data demonstrating that when an emergency department closes, the effects can be far-reaching. The study examined 16 million emergency admissions in California between...

source: By Karen Zabel
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A man who recently suffered a cardiac arrest at Alton Towers theme park in the UK is alive today thanks to the quick actions of community first responders. West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the theme park at 11:30 a.m. Oct....

source: Ashbourne News Telegraph

Your life flashing before your eyes, long dark tunnels ending in light and out-of-body experiences are all common descriptions that follow what some call "near-death experiences." Now, a team of researchers are saying that this is more common than you'd think, and might...

source: Nature World News

Researchers may have developed a way to potentially assist prognostication in the first 24 hours after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest when patients are still in a coma. Their findings were revealed recently at Acute Cardiovascular Care...

source: Medical Xpress

In 1978, Stayin' Alive was a smash hit by the Bee Gees. Lyrics from that disco-era chart-topper are now the beat for emergency response that can revive heartbeats and potentially save lives. Children and adults pressed the issue —...

source: Sussex County Post

Young athletes should undergo heart screening before they play competitive sports, according to new guidelines released by the National Athletic Trainers' Association. The goal of the guidelines for secondary schools is to prevent sudden...

source: HealthDay News

Jennifer Trejo, 32, of Morgan Hill, California, survived a sudden cardiac arrest Aug. 12 thanks to the quick actions of her husband, who immediately performed CPR until the paramedics arrived. After being transported to Regional Medical Center of San Jose, Trejo was diagnosed...

source: Morgan Hill Times


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