Emergency medicine

Emergency doctors, nurses and EMTs are working to contain the virus with shrinking resources as federal guidelines on COVID-19 change every day.
Whether rejoicing or mourning, millions of Americans awoke on January 21st feeling suddenly at the threshold of a new and
Did you know that drowning can occur even when a person is out of the water? Pediatric emergency medicine expert Dr. Katherine Leaming-Van Zandt breaks down the processes known as secondary drowning and lets us know what signs we should look out for.
The power to save a life is in your own hands, and this post will walk you through the simple step-by-steps to resuscitating someone who has collapsed and has stopped breathing or is breathing irregularly.
If it's after hours, the recording for any physician or practice of any sort in America will have a message: "If this is an emergency, hang up and dial 911." It's a nice idea. But of course, it presumes that everyone really understands the idea of emergency. In fact, they don't.
Fifty-five years ago this week, braving the cold winds of a winter's January, U.S. President John F. Kennedy delivered his inaugural address imparting upon the American people words still true today.
Today marks Day 2 of the Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health course -- a project of the Open Hands Initiative and Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), in collaboration with the University of Antioquia School of Medicine.
Dare we say that despite our hopeful holiday wishes for peace, the present looks grim? How can we begin to heal? Where does peace begin?
Mark Palm thinks he knows what Jesus might do if he were a pilot. He might climb into the left seat of a Cessna 206 Amphibian and fly the 700 mile long Sepik River in Papua, New Guinea helping transport the sick to the region's only hospital.
It's easy to condemn what we don't understand or would never do ourselves. But maybe we should pause to consider the messages that tattoos are sending. In the process, we might love and understand our neighbors just a little better than before.