Emergency Link: How BIDMC and Boston EMS Connect to Improve Patient Care

The Emergency Department at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and BostonEMS have a unique partnership when it comes to sharing information for patients care.


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Automated External Defibrillators: Where Should They Be and Who Should Use Them?

Automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, are easy to use, and they’re effective for restoring a regular heart rhythm during sudden cardiac arrest.


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Tips to Achieve Balance and Prevent Falls

Falls are the leading cause of injury among older adults. In fact, 1 out of 3 people over the age of 65 falls every year, with one-third suffering serious injuries ranging from broken bones to head lacerations.


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Giving Blood 101

Every 2 seconds, someone in America needs blood, according to the American Red Cross. The statistic is startling. The need for donations is constant. But, did you know that 1 donation could help save up to 3 people?


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Basics on How to Treat a Burn

When it comes to treating a burn, what you do will depend on how serious of a burn you have suffered. Most minor burns — they are called either first-degree or superficial burns — will heal on their own.


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Top 5 Reasons for Emergency Department Visits

While no one wants to pay a visit to the Emergency Department, it may be the only place to get the advanced, critical care needed in the quickest amount of time.


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Urgent Care with a Degree of Difference

If you have ever been in, or taken someone to, an emergency room, you know they can be crowded, busy, and sometimes chaotic. Now, there’s a more convenient option for patients who need immediate treatment for non-life threatening medical conditions.


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VIDEO: Ian McDaniels Walk to Recovery

Ian McDaniel has much to be grateful for. A horrific car accident left him fighting for his life. When a local hospital did not have the resources to help, the teenager was rushed to Boston.


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VIDEO: Prevent Falls and Improve Balance for Seniors

Learn how you can improve your balance and prevent falls as you age.


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The Differences Between COPD & Asthma

If you constantly suffer from shortness of breath, wheezing or bouts of coughing, you should get tested for either asthma or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, better known as COPD.





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