In the event of a dirty bomb, medical authorities should be prepared to treat children differently than adults because their developing bodies would absorb and respond to the radiation exposure in distinct ways.
A chemical scare police suspect was a Halloween prank sent 22 students to Sutter Delta Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center in Concord and Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Walnut Creek, Calif., on Wednesday morning.
The American Academy of Pediatrics believes most licensed U.S. prehospital emergency medical service agencies are "significantly unprepared" to appropriately care for pediatric patients during a disaster.
Like other area hospitals, the newest one in Austin is experiencing wait times in the ER. But having waits that trigger a plan to add beds is not something a new hospital expects.
Earlier this month, a Pennsylvania rescue crew had to cut a hole in the house of a 900-pound Michigan man, move him with a forklift and take him to the hospital on a flatbed truck.
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