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Calif. hospitals gearing up to care for surge of Super Bowl fans

- 02/01/2016

By Tracy Seipel San Jose Mercury News SAN JOSE, Calif. — Bucking Broncos and snarling Panthers aren't the only beasts roaming the region this Super Bowl week. The Unpredictable ...


Swimmer impaled by catfish

- 01/15/2016

SAO PAULO — A woman in Brazil had surgery after a catfish embedded itself into her stomach. An EMS provider posted photos on Facebook of the catfish lodged in the unidentified woman’s ...


Woman prescribed oxycodone hours after recovering from heroin overdose

- 01/15/2016

The woman died in her home hours after returning from the ER with a prescription for opioid painkillers.


Woman prescribed oxycodone hours after recovering from heroin overdose

- 01/15/2016

CBS SALISBURY, Mass. — Police and investigators with the Essex District Attorney’s office are looking into whether a Salisbury woman died from the opiate-based painkillers doctors ...


Grady EMS' community paramedicine program reduces mental health calls

- 01/14/2016

ATLANTA — Grady Health System started a community paramedicine program to reduce 911 calls from people with mental health issues. Before implementing the program, Grady was receiving ...


Nurse accidentally cuts off infant's toe

- 01/12/2016

The hospital has apologized for the incident, but the parents are not satisfied and are considering a lawsuit.


Nurse accidentally cuts off infant's toe

- 01/12/2016

WSOC-TV UPPER FRUITLAND, N.M. — Davante Hogue is only 8 months old, but he has been through a lot in his short life. Born prematurely with his twin brother, Delante, Davante suffered ...


Uber partners with health care system to transport patients

- 01/11/2016

COLUMBIA, Md. — MedStar Health, a nonprofit health care system in Maryland and the Washington D.C. region, announced a collaboration with ride-booking app Uber to give patients a new transportation ...


Ambulance stolen with paramedic inside

- 01/06/2016

ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. — An ambulance was stolen with a paramedic still inside the vehicle Wednesday morning. An EMS crew had just brought a cardiac arrest patient to AnMed Health hospital ...


Ambulance crashes into pole, 4 hurt

- 01/06/2016

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — An ambulance crashed into a pole Wednesday morning, injuring four people, including the EMS provider who was driving the ambulance. The Fairfax County Police Department ...


3 interventions to improve out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival

- 01/05/2016

WASHINGTON — Although survival rates for people who suffer cardiac arrest outside a hospital are extremely low in most places, emergency physicians propose three interventions to improve ...


Court will consider NJ hospital's request to continue offering paramedic services

- 01/05/2016

Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. — The New Jersey Supreme Court will consider a southern New Jersey hospital's request to allow it to continue offering paramedic services in Camden ...


Reality TV series spotlights Shock Trauma medical professionals

- 01/04/2016

BALTIMORE — A new docudrama series called "Shock Trauma: Edge of Life" follows a team of medical professionals from the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland, ...


Court: NJ Hospital take over of EMS can move forward

- 12/30/2015

Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. — A New Jersey appeals court says a law allowing Cooper University Hospital to take over emergency medical services in Camden can go forward — for ...


Idaho paramedics deliver toys to hospitalized children

- 12/25/2015

BOISE, Idaho — Ada County Paramedics and the Ada County Commissioners delivered gifts to children spending their holidays in the St. Luke’s Downtown Pediatric Ward on Dec. 24. "Part ...


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