Out-of-hospital heart attack deaths spiked during pandemic

During the early months of COVID-19, fewer people in cardiac arrest in Michigan went to the hospital and more people died, a new study shows.

Kim Ward-Michigan State • futurity
Jan. 7, 2021 ~6 min

Phone tool can spot strokes as well as ER docs

A new smartphone tool can diagnose strokes within minutes with the same level of accuracy that emergency room doctors do, resarchers report.

Jessica Hallman-Penn State • futurity
Nov. 2, 2020 ~6 min

Quicker treatment could save older stroke patients

A new stroke treatment offers a life-saving and surprisingly safe alternative to thrombectomy for patients who have difficult-to-access arteries.

Yale • futurity
Oct. 20, 2020 ~6 min

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

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

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

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

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

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

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