Why more hospital visits occur just before a thunderstorm

To investigate the link between thunderstorms and ER visits, researchers analyzed lots of data from the National Weather Service and Medicare.

U. Oregon • futurity
Sept. 18, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: storms air-pollution weather earth-and-environment health-and-medicine emergency-medicine

Glass tables cause a lot of nasty injuries

More than 2.5 million glass table injuries are reported each year. New research gauges the scope of the problem and indicates a solution.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Sept. 16, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: childrens-health glass health-and-medicine injuries emergency-medicine

Smart wearable could better measure blood loss

A wearable device could one day help EMTs, medics, and ER doctors assess blood loss to better treat victims of accidents, gunshots, and battle injuries.

John Toon-Georgia Tech • futurity
Sept. 11, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: blood health-and-medicine wearable-devices emergency-medicine

ICU beds are scarce in low-income areas

New research on ICU beds in hospitals reveals how starkly a person's ZIP code affects access to COVID-19 care.

Lauren Ingeno-Penn • futurity
Aug. 4, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: poverty covid-19 hospitals money united-states rural-communities featured health-and-medicine neighborhoods emergency-medicine

Remdesivir can save more COVID patients where hospitals are maxed out

With news that the US bought almost the entire global supply of remdesivir, new research shows the drug saves more lives in places with overwhelmed ICUs.

Michelle Samuels-Boston U. • futurity
July 8, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 death intensive-care hospitals united-states south-africa featured health-and-medicine medications emergency-medicine

Fewer 911 calls during COVID but responders saw more deaths

Calls for emergency medical services have dropped 26.1% since March, but EMS-attended deaths have doubled, research finds.

Ellen Goldbaum-Buffalo • futurity
June 26, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 heart-attacks united-states featured health-and-medicine emergency-medicine

Stroke death rates are far higher in rural areas

There are big gaps between urban and rural care for strokes in the US, new research shows. In remote areas, death rates are 21% higher than in cities.

Julia Evangelou Strait-WUSTL • futurity
June 26, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: cities hospitals rural-communities featured health-and-medicine strokes emergency-medicine

Why are young people with COVID-19 having strokes?

An expert discusses why these strokes are increasingly occurring in younger people with COVID-19 and the precautionary measures that can help save their lives.

Maud Alobawone-Rutgers • futurity
May 13, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 featured health-and-medicine strokes emergency-medicine

Stroke evaluations drop 40% during COVID-19

The risk of delaying care for a stroke is much greater than the risk of contracting COVID-19, says Akash Kansagra.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University • futurity
May 11, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 brains hospitals health-and-medicine strokes emergency-medicine

Air ambulance ‘surprise’ bills can reach $20K

Patients transported to the hospital in air ambulances may get a shock later when they receive a "surprise bill," a new study shows.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan • futurity
May 6, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: health-care money health-and-medicine laws emergency-medicine

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