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Study: When EDs close, mortality risks climb at nearby hospitals

Researchers at University of California San Francisco recently released data demonstrating that when an emergency department closes, the effects can be far-reaching. The study examined 16 million emergency admissions in California between...

source: By Karen Zabel
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Sugar Land, Texas, resident Debbie Rothschild counts every day she wakes up as a bonus. Last fall, on Sept. 30, she went out for a late afternoon bike ride, something she loved to do and did often. Five days later she woke up in the intensive care unit at a local hospital,...

source: Houston Chronicle

Rigoberto Abraham's risk for coronary disease was textbook. Abraham, 43, was a longtime smoker with a family history of heart attacks. He also had exceptionally high cholesterol. But the Miami resident was an active CrossFitter who...

source: The State

A new program will bring more access to life-saving defibrillators in the Jacksonville, Florida, area. Behind the effort are the parents of 15-year-old Andrew Cohn of St. Marys, Georgia, who collapsed and died during a baseball game in 2010. Andrew died of sudden cardiac...

source: WJXT-TV

The past week has been a tragic one in high school football. Within seven days, three players died — two after collision injuries, a third untouched during warm-ups. The proximity of these deaths and the common thread of football raise questions for some people about...

source: ESPN

Patients undergoing cardiac arrest are better off being treated right away by ambulatory teams instead of being taken to hospitals, a physician argued in The BMJ recently. Cardiac arrest — not to be confused with a heart attack — is an instantaneous loss of heart...

source: TIME

Sudden cardiac arrest is always sad and shocking when it strikes a young athlete, but it's also extremely rare, a Children's Mercy Hospital specialist said recently, a day after an eighth-grade Kansas boy collapsed during a cross country track meet. "It's tragic when it...

source: The Kansas City Star

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