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Why Cops Know More About You Than Paramedics

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 07.22.2015 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

I am by no means an expert in health IT, but I do know that we need to demand more from these systems. And that includes more interoperability, easier access, and up-to-date information.

Does Naloxone Discourage People From Calling 911?

Tessie Castillo | Posted 07.08.2015 | Impact
Tessie Castillo

One of the sharpest criticisms against making naloxone widely available to people at risk for drug overdose is this: If people have a medicine on hand that allows them to reverse a drug overdose themselves, won't they stop calling 911?

Don't Fart in Front of Hot Paramedics

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 05.06.2015 | Comedy
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

I decided to sit up, run some fingers through my matted hair, and, at the very least, cross my legs delicately at the ankle -- even if it felt like I was giving birth to Balrog triplets. And that's when it happened. A fart with the supernova velocity and resonance of the Hella Supertone Air Horn unexpectedly erupted from me.

Life of an Israeli Soldier After the Battlefield

Anav Silverman | Posted 03.24.2015 | World
Anav Silverman

Five months ago, Nufar Gross was on the battlefield treating wounded soldiers. The 33-year-old IDF paramedic spent her summer providing medical treatment to both wounded soldiers and civilians during the Operation Protective Edge, which lasted 50 days.

God Bless the Night Shift

Edwin Leap, MD | Posted 02.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Edwin Leap, MD

And especially for all those who risk their lives at night to keep us safe, warm and comfortable, we should all say a special thanks and prayer for safety. Because being up all night is interesting, and sometimes profitable. But it's almost never preferable. And I speak from experience.

Giving Thanks for the Second Nature of First Responders

Vincent O'Keefe | Posted 01.18.2015 | Parents
Vincent O'Keefe

As I glanced up the stairs, the crowd of tweens suddenly parted and down rolled this jacket-clad snowball of a boy right at me. Luckily, I was standing in the middle of the stairs. By reflex, my body traveled back to high school and struck the pose of a third-baseman fielding a ground ball.

Sense and Sensitivity

Kevin Swan | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact
Kevin Swan

I was talking by the time they arrived, but because of my speech which has been directly affected by ALS, they thought I may have had a stroke because I was slurring my words. Nope, no stroke, just ALS.

The Heroes I Never Expected On A Very Scary Day

Patrick Mott | Posted 09.23.2013 | Teen
Patrick Mott

I'd never felt like this before. After a few steps out of my bed, I found myself lying on the ground holding my chest trying to remedy the excruciating sharp pains. I couldn't move, breathe, talk. It hurt too much. Everything hurt.

Jordanian, Israeli Students Learn to Save Lives Together

Anav Silverman | Posted 08.14.2013 | World
Anav Silverman

"Medicine is the bridge to working together. We're all people and there's absolutely no difference between us," added Bruria Adini, the director of the BGU program. "We need a joint and collaborative response that can save lives."

Jerusalem Woman Puts Baby At Risk To Uphold Vow Of Silence

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 06.28.2012 | Religion

After giving birth alone in her home, a Jerusalem Haredi woman hid her baby under her dress with the umbilical cord still attached, hid the placenta i...

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?...

WATCH: 20-Second Video Makes Amazing Anti-Drug PSA

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

UPDATE: We have received concerns that the man in the video below is mentally disabled, but according to a scoop by Urlesque, the man in the stretcher...

British Paramedic Refuses To Resuscitate Man, Lets Him Die

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Karl Harris, a British paramedic, allegedly refused to help a dying man, telling his trainee colleague there was "no point", a British court has been ...

Eutisha Rennix Death: Jason Green, Melissa Jackson, Paramedics, Say They Weren't Asked To Examine Sick Woman

AP | DEEPTI HAJELA | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The emergency medical technicians accused of refusing to help a dying pregnant woman were never asked to examine her or told the exte...

The Murder Of Kitty Genovese

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Milazzo

If Kitty's murder has prevented Bystander Effect or Diffusion of Responsibility in those who were offended by the human failings that resulted in her death, then she was was a hero.