What makes the smoke from these fires dangerous are particles too small for the naked eye to see that can be breathed in and cause respiratory problems.
Patients struggling to breathe because of the coronavirus are being placed on ventilators in emergency wards since intensive care units are full, officials say.
In a new national study, suicidal thoughts and attempts were reported in children as young as 5.
The emergency room and hospital can be a scary and stressful place. And many people just want to get out as fast as possible. But please be sure to get these questions answered before you leave. It will be worth your time.
Are you safe at home? It's a simple question that social workers, nurses, physicians, emergency medical technicians, and indeed all health care providers need to ask their older patients every time they see them. Why? Because that simple question can be a crucial first step toward identifying potential elder mistreatment.
Where our patients sometimes live in darkness, squalor, danger and hunger, whether run-down trailer, homeless tent or government project, the emergency departments are different. They are places of bright lights and warmth, safety and relief; where beds are clean and food is available. And if nothing else, places where there are people who are interested and polite.
The medical pundits are wagging fingers and lecturing everyone about how best to manage this crisis. (Lecturing, that is, from the relative calm and safety of television studios, rather than the in the mind-numbing chaos of the ER.)
Here I was thinking they'd call the Department of Child Protection and report me for bad parenting. Turns out, it's gold medals all round.
More people may be visiting hospital emergency departments this year as health benefits from Obamacare went live, according to a survey of physicians published Wednesday.
Gallup and other organizations have reported reductions in the uninsured rate, although the extent of the decline greatly