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dr Kristiina Mäemets

Dr Mäemets: Most accidents involve electric scooters, but sports injuries are also on the rise

The warm, summery weather has resulted in an increased workload at the East Tallinn Central Hospital Emergency Medicine Centre: in addition to the usual household and workplace injuries, people are coming to the hospital with sports injuries. The workload of doctors has increased and waiting times are longer. Healthcare workers are therefore urging people to be aware of their limits when doing sports and always use safety equipment.

Meespatisent kuulamas arsti

ETCH participates in feasibility study for early detection of prostate cancer

The National Institute for Health Development (TAI) and the Estonian Urological Society are starting a feasibility study to assess whether it is possible to conduct a screening programme for the early detection of prostate cancer in Estonia, considering men’s individual risk of developing the disease.

Angry dog

What should I do if a dog bites someone?

If a dog has bitten someone, and the wound is larger than 1 cm, you should visit the nearest emergency department or summon an ambulance by calling 112. In the case of a minor bite wound or scratch caused by a bite, the injured area should be cleaned as soon as possible using first aid equipment.