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Emergency Medical Services

If You Only Knew What I've Seen as a Paramedic

Melina Arrowood | Posted 05.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Melina Arrowood

If you only knew how proud I am to be a Paramedic, to be a life changer, a life saver, an all too often forgotten hero. Happy EMS Week to some of the most incredible people I have the honor of knowing and working alongside. You are heroes.

If You Have A Health Emergency, Strangers Probably Won't Help You

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 04.21.2016 | Healthy Living

Every year, emergency medical services receive 36 million calls for Americans suffering health crises, from injuries to heart attacks. Despite the fac...

The Science of Saving a Life

Marion Leary | Posted 10.28.2015 | Science
Marion Leary

Science supports the fact that it's up to you, the community bystander, to be the difference between life and death in these situations, and here is how we know!

Uberdose: 911 for People Who Should Call for Help, But Won't

Jason Friesen | Posted 10.08.2016 | Impact
Jason Friesen

As a paramedic that worked along the U.S.-Mexico border until 2010, my colleagues and I responded to a lot of heroin and painkiller overdoses. Some of them we got to in time, while in others we got there too late -- not to mention the many we never heard about.

Have an Emergency Medical Plan for Your Destination Wedding: True Horror Stories Revealed

Sandy Malone | Posted 06.22.2016 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

When you're hosting a destination wedding someplace that most of your guests have never been, it's a good idea to have a very clear idea of what to do in case of an emergency. Preparing for something you probably won't need will give you the peace of mind.

Peace in the Middle East Begins at Home

Eli Beer | Posted 05.16.2015 | Impact
Eli Beer

At a time when the Middle East is a minefield of socio-religious tensions, such interactions between disparate communities seem especially rare. But when they happen, they can be transformative.

The Not-So-Hilarious World of Helicopter EMS

Christine Negroni | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Negroni

There are too many instances where medical helicopters are called for people who aren't critically injured or don't have time-sensitive medical need. They will be shocked when the bill arrives.