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Medical Emergency

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...

Medic Team Launches Effort To Evacuate American From Antarctica

AP | KRISTEN GELINEAU | Posted 10.07.2012 | World

SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian rescue team swooped into Antarctica on Thursday to evacuate an American experiencing a medical emergency at a U.S. scien...

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?...

Experts Say Travel Health Insurance Can Be Crucial

AP | By LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 09.20.2011 | Home

CHICAGO -- Plane tickets, check. Passport, check. Medical evacuation insurance? It's probably not something most people think about when packing for a...

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."