No one wants to be in a position in which they have to go to the emergency room, but each year 135m+ Americans do end up making a visit. Given this large number, it is probably worth reading up on some tips on how to make it as smooth an experience as possible. The less [...]
Perhaps somewhat frightening to hear, very year, Americans incur 6,000+ snakebites. The good news is that, according to The American Family Physician, fewer than 12 of these (0.25 percent) have fatalistic snake venom poisoning consequences. The issue however is that most people will not know the difference between a fatalistic bite and the less dangerous [...]
No matter the time of year, there are many ways that children can get hurt and end up in the emergency room. One of these hazards involves the pushing lawn mower. While parents often want their children to have chores around the house, it’s important to think about which chores are appropriate for which ages. [...]
When confronted in the emergency room with a patient who is suspected of having elevated intracranial pressure, a physician like Dr. Josyann Abisaab will likely reach for one of the most useful tools available to her, and that is the ultrasound machine. This amazing piece of modern hospital equipment is an excellent way to discover [...]
The summer months are a time to enjoy the great outdoors. This opportunity also comes with risks, however, and they need to be closely understood to prevent accidents. Even the family backyard can become a location for accidents and emergency room visits. Anyone who has a trampoline, for instance, should know that they can be [...]
Winter weather can affect each person differently. For those of us with either lupus or rheumatoid arthritis, the cold weather which winter brings can be a real challenge. Many people suffering from arthritis feel especially stiff upon waking in the morning. It can be difficult to get going with your day when it takes longer [...]
Many people have the misconception that they’ll get treated faster in the emergency room if they arrive in an ambulance. While people with serious problems, who are brought to an emergency room like New York Presbyterian Hospital Dr. Josyann Abisaab, may get put at the front of the line, others won’t necessarily. As Michelle Dressman, [...]
Certainly, the summer is the time when children enjoy being outside, getting fresh air and plenty of exercise. It’s also the time when emergency room doctors like Dr. Josyann Abisaab see more accidents and injuries in children. There is virtually no end to accidents that may occur during the summer months, with children enjoying swimming, [...]
Sometimes it can be a difficult decision whether or not to visit the emergency room. No matter what you do end up deciding, remember that it is always a good idea to get your primary care doctor involved, the sooner the better. When your primary care doctor is kept informed he will be your guide [...]
With Spring Break quickly approaching, it’s important to think about safety considerations for the family. The many ERs throughout the country, where doctors like Dr. Josyann Abisaab work, see frequent avoidable injuries and accidents at this time of year. If you’re heading to the beach, make sure that all babies under six months of age [...]
ER doctors such as Dr. Josyann Abisaab often encounter unpleasant, remarkably painful and slow-healing injuries. One of the most common is a wrist or elbow fracture. People occasionally lose their balance or are knocked over while participating in a physical activity like skiing or mountain biking. Instinctually, they put out a hand or two to [...]
Halloween is approaching, and already people can feel the excitement as they choose their costumes, make plans with trick-or-treat companions, and select pumpkins for their jack-o lanterns. Everyone is anticipating this fun, candy-filled night. Many ER doctors such as Dr. Josyann Abisaab and others have seen Halloween accidents first-hand, and, while Halloween night is certainly [...]
This article tells of how a new therapy – cooling therapy – can radically assist in the recovery of cardiac arrest patients.
This article details an important upcoming conference on CPR and and AHA guidelines, as well as a discussion on the importance of knowing CPR.
Summer is a time when children have more time off and more time to explore and to enjoy. At the same time, emergency room doctors like Josyann Abisaab see a great deal of avoidable injuries in the summer. Keep these tips in mind as you enjoy your summer with your children. Drowning is one of [...]