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3 Conversations Parents May Not Think To Have -- But Need To Have--With Their College-Bound Teen

Hélène Tragos Stelian | Posted 08.01.2016 | College
Hélène Tragos Stelian

It is best for parents and students to educate themselves about these issues and to have open and honest conversations BEFORE the students leave. 1. ...

4 Mistakes Everyone Makes In The First 24 Hours Of A Medical Emergency | Pam Masin | Posted 10.06.2015 | OWN

Mistake #1: Not asking questions before calling 911 People fall into two categories when crisis strikes, Michelson says: not dialing 911 soon enough, ...

There Are Few Legal Requirements To Be An Ambulance Driver -- And That Makes For Deadly Accidents

WABC-TV | Posted 03.19.2015 | Crime

SPRING VALLEY (WABC) -- Private ambulance companies have tremendous responsibilities, tasked with protecting the sick and safely transporting them to ...

A Pop-Up Community in the Face of Emergency

Terry Curtis Fox | Posted 06.21.2014 | New York
Terry Curtis Fox

For a rush hour train headed to Canal Street, the N was remarkably empty. It took a moment to react when the man jerked out of his seat and collapsed onto the N train floor. A woman started demanding that we give him space.

What If 'Home for the Holidays' Is Your Local ER?

Jane Heller | Posted 02.12.2013 | Fifty
Jane Heller

Over the course of my 20-year marriage, my husband Michael has developed an uncanny knack for having medical crises on national holidays -- crises that inevitably require a trip to the emergency room of whatever hospital is within striking distance.

Baby's Journey From 'Dead' To Now

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.24.2012 | Parents

Most parents are amazed by their children. But 37-year-old Shelagh McAlpine of Glasgow, Scotland, calls her baby a miracle. McAlpine was rushed th...

The Card That Could Mean The Difference Between Life And Death

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 08.09.2011 | Healthy Living

You have your credit card to make purchases, your drivers license for identification, but what about a card that could save your life in an emergency?...

An Essential Cheat Sheet of Important Medical Info

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jon LaPook

Because you never know where you'll be -- or what you'll be carrying -- when you head to an ER, I highly suggest that you share your medical synopsis with an "emergency healthcare buddy."