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Paramedic, 6 others hurt in Illinois ambulance crash

Seven people were injured this afternoon in a chain-reaction crash involving a Chicago Fire Department ambulance on the Near Northwest Side.

Posted Wednesday, September 12, 2007

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

FDA approves Va. invention used to block hemorrhaging

Potentially deadly, severe bleeding on battlefields and in emergencies has a new savior: a product developed at Virginia's largest university.

Posted Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Taking the mouth-to-mouth out of CPR

While cardiopulmonary resuscitation can save the life of a person having a heart attack, it's far from a perfect technique.

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


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