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Emergency Medical Care

Urgent Calls For Action: How Technology Can Turn Cell Phones Into 9-1-1 Systems in Developing Countries

Jason Friesen | Posted 03.10.2015 | Impact
Jason Friesen

If we can crowdsource help for a ride to the airport, why not a desperately needed ride to a hospital in countries that have no emergency medical systems?

Combat Medicine's 'Golden Hour' in Iraq, One Decade Later

J.D. Kleinke | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics
J.D. Kleinke

It is worth noting that the tremendous human costs of the war in Iraq would have been much greater, were it not for breakthroughs in combat medicine deployed for the first time on a broad scale in Iraq.

The Voice of Reason: (Maybe Not) for Emergency Use Only

Susan Weissman | Posted 03.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Susan Weissman

Imagine if that tiny print on prescription bottles could be heard instead of squinted at. Voice-guided instructions may indeed be helpful to patients in every age population, with a variety of medical needs.

House Republicans Attack Women's Health Again

Rep. Lois Capps | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics
Rep. Lois Capps

H.R. 358 carves a radical and uncalled for loophole that would allow providers to refuse emergency care for women even if their lives are endangered by their pregnancy.

Three Emergency Room Myths Debunked

Leigh Vinocur, M.D. | Posted 08.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Leigh Vinocur, M.D.

An alarming new study found that almost one-third of emergency departments have closed in the last two decades. This is particularly troubling when you consider that ER visits are on the rise.

Feds Limit Emergency Care For Undocumented Immigrants

The New York Times | SARAH KERSHAW | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The federal government has told New York State health officials that chemotherapy, which had been covered for illegal immigrants under a government-fi...