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Adverse drug reactions rise sharply, study says

The number of serious adverse events and deaths attributed to prescription medications has nearly tripled since the Food and Drug Administration initiated a system in 1998 to make it easier to report significant side effects, researchers said today.

Posted Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Hearts don't keep beat with iPods, study hints

Researchers say the music devices interfered with pacemakers in nearly 30 percent of their test group.

Posted Monday, September 10, 2007

Rescuers to Use AutoPulse in Boca Raton

Paramedics at Fire Rescue Station 1 in Boca Raton strapped in a test dummy, pressed a green button and watched as their new lifesaving machine went to work.

Posted Sunday, September 9, 2007

Sick 9/11 Responders Still Coming Forward

Six years after the Sept. 11 attacks, the number of first responders and workers who are ill and are seeking monitoring and treatment continues to rise, a trend that surprises the medical professionals caring for them.

Posted Sunday, September 9, 2007

Bill would tighten medical alert service rules

A draft of legislation intended to create government oversight of medical alert services says providers should request emergency help immediately if a subscriber fails to respond to voice-to-voice communication or face hefty fines for injuries.

Posted Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Asthma Epidemic Documented Among 9/11 Responders

Recovery workers who spent significant time at Ground Zero after Sept. 11, 2001, developed asthma at a rate 12 times higher than what is normal for adults, according to statistics published yesterday in a report by the city Health Department.

Posted Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Engines strain EMS services

CLINTON- Ambulance service directors across the nation are swapping horror stories about a diesel engine now in most of the country's ambulances that's causing persistent problems.

Posted Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Feds to Restrict Volunteers at Disasters

NEW YORK - Retiree Gene O'Brien hurried to the World Trade Center site after Sept. 11, 2001, as a volunteer helping to shuttle supplies to police and fire workers. Some days, his only ID to get into the disaster site was a tattoo on his forearm.

Posted Monday, September 3, 2007

Auto hits ambulance taking tot

An EMSA ambulance taking a 2-year-old girl to a Tulsa hospital after she nearly drowned was hit by another vehicle at an intersection, police said.

Posted Monday, September 3, 2007


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