Dr. Sanjay Gupta discusses the inspiration for his new novel "Monday Mornings" and the process of writing a book.
THE EMTS CRASHED THROUGH the swinging bay doors of the emergency room. Wearing bright blue polyester jumpsuits with a yellow insignia on the left front pocket and standard-issue black boots, they were moving fast. It was impossible to miss the concern, and also the soot, on their young faces. Wherever they were, there had clearly been smoke, probably a fire. Between them was a woman on a gurney, in a silver reflective thermal cocoon. An IV bag, slowly dripping into plastic tubing connected to her arm, swayed wildly on a pole as they wheeled her toward the center of the crowded emergency room.
On a recent night in Ciudad Juarez a city of 1.2 million across the border from El Paso, Texas, a team of four Green Cross paramedics was getting ready to begin their overnight shift. Juarez, known as Mexico's murder capital, has been marred with violence resulting from a turf war between rival drug cartels.
Mercy Medical Center, the only hospital in Williston, N.D., had to double the number of seats in its waiting room six weeks ago.
A doctor talks about letting Conrad Murray continue resuscitation efforts although she thought Michael Jackson was dead.
The emergency room doctor who declared Michael Jackson dead testified Monday in the involuntary manslaughter trial of Dr. Conrad Murray that there was no way doctors could have revived the pop icon after he arrived at the hospital.
The emergency room doctor who pronounced Michael Jackson dead testified Friday that the pop icon had "signs of a dying heart" when he arrived at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
A 27-year veteran firefighter/paramedic recounts the rescue efforts to revive a dying Michael Jackson.
When your toddler is hurt and screaming and emotions are bubbling over, it can be hard to tell if a situation is a true emergency, something that can be treated in your doctor's office or an issue you can handle at home.
We get advice from a pediatrician about when an illness is serious and warrants an immediate call to the doctor.
Meg Falciani has nothing but respect for the community hospital near her tiny town of Malaga, New Jersey.
An Illinois woman died Monday after participating in New York City's Nautica Triathlon on Sunday, the second athlete to do so.
The Tudors star is taken to a London hospital after swallowing pills, says a report
Along with the city's power and phone service, the hospital's pager network went down when the tornado hit.
A long awaited night out at a Lady Gaga concert turned into a nightmare for a 33-year-old Tennessee woman, whose heart was restarted after stopping for five minutes when she went into cardiac arrest.
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants black and the Dodgers blue blended together on the green infield on Monday night when the teams set aside decades of bitter rivalry to make a unified statement. To let fans know that, at the end of the day, what they're doing is just playing a game.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on a 17-year old living his dream of playing football after nearly dying from a brain tumor.
It's become a classic scenario: You have a headache and after Googling it, you find out a headache can be a sign of a brain tumor.
It was one of those moments that you feel, rather than see, in excruciating, punishing slow motion: Four-month-old Tyler Glowacz fell from his bouncer, which was on the kitchen table, and landed on the ceramic floor. "I was only a couple of feet away, but his bouncer was on the table and he wasn't strapped in. Stupid mistake -- I know," admits his mom, LuAnn, of Austin, Texas. She was relieved that Tyler began crying -- silence would have been a more ominous sign -- but she knew she had to get her son to an emergency room.
When 2-year-old Malyia Jeffers developed a fever one Sunday afternoon in November, her parents gave her a children's Motrin and kept a cautious eye on her throughout the night.
During a major storm, the emergency room is eerily quiet. But in the hours afterward, the injured pour in.
A third day of testimony gets underway in a Los Angeles courtroom Thursday as a judge decides whether Dr. Conrad Murray will face trial for involuntary manslaughter in the death of singer Michael Jackson.
Court hearings begin for Michael Jackson's former physician, Conrad Murray. In Session's Beth Karas reports.
Michael Jackson appeared to be dead when an ambulance arrived at his home at 12:26 p.m. June 25, 2009, according to a paramedic and a security guard who testified Wednesday.
The number of minors treated in hospital emergency rooms for drinking on New Year's Day 2009 was nearly four times the average daily figure, according to a federal study.
The number of infants and toddlers under age 2 who landed in emergency rooms after ingesting too much over-the-counter cold medicine dropped by more than half following the discontinuation of medicines targeted to that age group, a new study has found.
CNN's Karl Penhaul examines 24 hours in the lives of the trapped Chilean miners.
Military choppers are on standby to swoop into the heliport. Motorcycle police are on alert to escort a fleet of ambulances. And a throng of electric beds with crisp white sheets stand vacant and ready.
A gunman critically injured a doctor at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, and later killed himself and his mother, police say -- the latest violent incident in a health care setting.
Michael Jackson's father filed a wrongful death lawsuit in federal court against Dr. Conrad Murray on Friday, the anniversary of the pop star's death, Joe Jackson's lawyer said.
Dr. Murray's lawyer tells Murray's version of what happened the day Michael Jackson died. CNN's Ted Rowlands reports.
Interruptions in the emergency room may exact an unhealthy toll on patient care, a group of Australian researchers reported Thursday.
Nine people were taken to a hospital Tuesday after complaining of a foul odor aboard a US Airways flight in Charlotte, North Carolina, according to the airline.
A paramedic who rushed Michael Jackson to a hospital the day he died said a recording purported to be him calling the emergency room is a fake, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Officials are investigating reports that two fire department dispatchers trained in emergency medical care refused to help a pregnant worker who collapsed in a cafe they were visiting. The woman later died.
Nate Wordell, 7, just feels lousy: swollen eyes, cough, high fever, stomach ache and he's dehydrated. Nate has H1N1.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says more H1N1 vaccine is on the way. Sandra Endo reports.
Quick: What would you do if you impaled yourself with a large, sharp, piece of wood? If your tooth fell out? If you fell from a high ladder? If your friend had a severe allergic reaction?
CNN's Michael Holmes spends some time with Medevac, a team of paramedics who see the worst of the worst in Iraq.
The actor signed a document at the center of the extortion case without reading it because "time was of the essence"
People struggling with headaches, toothaches, and even feelings of loneliness are calling 911 -- often several times a day.
When President Obama recently cited the number of Americans without health insurance, he declared that, "We are not a nation that accepts nearly 46 million uninsured men, women, and children."
New dashcam video shows what happened when a trooper pulled over an ambulance.
An Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper was suspended Wednesday for five days without pay following a highly publicized scuffle with a paramedic in Okfuskee County in May, according to the Highway Patrol.
The average ER wait time is more than 4 hours long. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen has these tips for getting in faster.
A friend of mine had a houseguest recently who, while sipping a cup of tea at her kitchen table late at night, broke out into nasty-looking hives all over his back. A quick inspection found that a tick had burrowed its way into his skin. After removing it with a pair of tweezers, she whisked him to the emergency room.
A runny nose. A cough. A sore throat. And even pork eaten a week ago.
Naomi Zikmund-Fisher says her son's life was saved by her maternal instincts -- and her son's flat ears.
How do you know if you should take your child to the ER? CNN's Elizabeth Cohen has tips.
Natasha Richardson came to Mont Tremblant ski resort in eastern Canada last month for what was supposed to be a skiing getaway.
Confusing symptoms and antiquated medical evacuation system may have contributed to the actress's death
Broadway dimmed its lights Thursday night to honor actress Natasha Richardson, who died after suffering a brain injury while skiing at a Canadian resort.
Broadway dims its lights in memory of actress Natasha Richardson.
Actress Natasha Richardson died of injuries caused by blunt impact to the head, the New York City Medical Examiner's Office confirmed Thursday.
Dr. Wendy Wright says the symptoms leading up to the death of Natasha Richardson are not too out of the ordinary
The video is deeply disturbing.
Glenn Beck talks about the severe pain he endured, and the lack of compassion he received after surgery.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen looks at a new study on 911 calls and gender.
Five days after giving birth to her daughter, Rhonda Monroe laid Dominique back in her crib after nursing, sat down and had a heart attack.
The NTSB wants changes to improve safety on EMS flights. CNN's Miles O'Brien reports the FAA hasn't implemented changes.
Investigators are again on the scene of a fatal medical helicopter crash. Four people were killed Saturday night in suburban Washington when the chopper operated by the Maryland State Police went down in a park.
Investigators are again on the scene of a fatal medical helicopter crash. Four people were killed Saturday night in suburban Washington when the chopper, operated by the Maryland State Police, went down in a park.
Two Maryland State Police personnel, a medical technician and a teenager were killed when a medical evacuation helicopter crashed Sunday in suburban Maryland, police said.
The emergency rooms at two hospitals in Missouri were placed on lockdown Saturday after patients arrived complaining that they had been exposed to a chemical.
The average time that hospital emergency rooms patients wait to see a doctor has grown from about 38 minutes to almost an hour over the past decade, according to new federal statistics released Wednesday
Saving the living has always been the No. 1 priority for a New York City ambulance crew. But a select group of paramedics may soon have a different task altogether: saving the dead
Dr. Sanjay Gupta investigates five hospitals in New Orleans that are joining forces to stay afloat post-Katrina.
Think your commute is bad? Imagine driving 280 miles roundtrip to work.
CNN Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen has this week's Empowered Patient.
When Andrea Buie-Branam brought her asthmatic baby to the nearest emergency room, she thought she was doing the right thing. But once she got there, she began to suspect she wasn't in the right place.
Mike Mertz was dead. With no pulse, no heartbeat and no vital signs, he lay slumped in the front seat of his Saturn, foot wedged against the accelerator with the car stuck between a tree and a stucco wall in Mertz's townhome complex in Glendale, Arizona.
A new version of emergency CPR, without breaths, triples the survival rate in new study. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.
For 33 years, the routine in the emergency room was the same.
What do roadside recovery and home-delivered groceries have in common? They're both inspiring new approaches to paramedic and ambulance care.
It's the sort of promotion you might expect from a pizza delivery chain, not a U.S. hospital system.
Six people, including four college athletes, were killed Friday when their tour bus crashed through a wall and plummeted 30 feet from a bridge onto a busy interstate.
It's the 12th day of filming at a combat hospital for CNN cameraman Dominic Swann and me. In all the days spent there -- the last thing we ever thought we'd see is a colleague lying on one of the beds -- fighting for her life.
Six months after its near death by drowning, the Crescent City is marking its resuscitation with Mardi Gras.
For more than 20 years Bill Rypka's career plans have been up in the air, and there are plenty of people alive today who can thank him and his colleagues for it.
Here are overall grades for the 50 states and the District of Columbia from the American College of Emergency Physicians' annual report on the state of emergency medicine in the United States. The grades were produced after analysis in four areas: access to emergency care, quality and patient safety, public health and injury prevention, and medical liability environment.
A talking defibrillator, the first of its kind, could soon be in the hands of paramedics to help them focus on one of the most important but often downplayed aspects of CPR following a heart attack, chest compressions.
Funny Thing About Emergencies: You don't see them coming. So when my 84-year-old stepfather Jim quietly slumped out of his chair late last year, my mother and I were stunned. Ten years of helping h...
Funny thing about emergencies: you don't see them coming.
Ask Roxanne Roberts what she thinks about television's "ER," and she will fire back a two-word review: "Not realistic."
When people learn that Dr. John Bradberry is a ship's doctor the first question they ask is, "Do you wear white shorts?"
Emergency room physician John Halamka is on one of his evening shifts at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. "Got a new admit for you, John," a nurse yells, as Halamka watches a heavyse...
As anthrax terrorized America in mid-October, Chicago Mayor Richard Daley met with his high command in the city's Emergency Communications Center, a technology-packed fortress two miles from the do...
You might think that joining a managed-health-care plan, such as a health maintenance organization, guarantees that your insurance bills will be paid if a health crisis sends you rushing to an emer...
WEIRD FACT OF LIFE: for every problem we face, someone has come up with a solution way too slick to be true. So we've got fat-free mayonnaise that tastes like rancid yak butter, and let's not talk ...
Like the shadows darkening the twisted canyons of Wall Street itself, one hard truth has hung over investors for more than a generation: You cannot beat the stock market. No matter how smart you ar...
Last summer William Daiger could have dropped dead. Or he could have joined those who become permanently impaired when a heart attack destroys a significant part of the body's precious pump. But Da...
The single most critical factor in saving the life of a heart attack victim is how quickly blood resumes flowing through the coronary artery. The longer the heart goes without blood, the greater th...
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