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Donor Sex, Parity Do Not Up Mortality for Red Blood Cell Recipients

After adjustment for donor hemoglobin levels, no increased risk seen for requiring additional transfusion after transfusion from female donor

Many Localities Not Ready for Launch of 988 Mental Health Hotline

Gaps in strategic planning, financial preparedness, availability of services, and system coordination are reported

Four in 10 U.S. Adults Not Comfortable Performing CPR

Lack of training, fear of hurting someone, and legal consequences are top reasons cited for not performing CPR

Black Children Less Likely to Receive Diagnostic Imaging at ED Visit

Findings observed across 38 pediatric hospital emergency departments and across imaging modalities

Many Parents OK With Use of AI to Help Treat Child With Respiratory Illness...

Black parents and younger parents more likely to express discomfort with artificial intelligence tools

Las mujeres y los pacientes negros esperan más en emergencias cuando sufren dolor de pecho

Delays in Care Longer for Female Trauma Patients

Female trauma patients had longer stay in ED, longer time in pretriage, increased likelihood of discharge to nursing or long-term care facilities

Doctors pushing emergency stretcher bed in corridor

Emergency Residents Lacking in Rural Areas of United States

New training programs from 2013 to 2020 were disproportionately added to states with already high number of programs

5/16 -- Hispanics Wait Half-Hour Longer in ER When Chest Pain Strikes

Hispanic Patients Wait Longer When Presenting to ED With Chest Pain

Overall disposition from the emergency department was 1.39 times longer for Hispanic versus non-Hispanic patients

Anxiety and Dementia Risk

Suicidal Ideation Common Among World Trade Center Responders

Depression, functional impairment, alcohol use problems, and lower family support ups risk

Diagnosis

Risk for Presenting to ED With Self-Harm Higher for Boys With Autism

Exclusion from school, school absence, and foster care involvement also associated with higher risk for self-harm in adolescents