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Hospital 'Dropped the Ball' with Ebola Patient's History

The first person to be diagnosed with Ebola on American soil went to the emergency room last week, but was released from the hospital even though he told staff he had traveled from Liberia. "A travel history was taken, but it wasn't communicated to the people who were making the decision.... Show More Summary

How U.S. Hospitals Deal With Ebola

In mid-August, a man who had recently traveled to Liberia showed up at an emergency room in Birmingham, Alabama, with a fever. Doctors quarantined the patient, fearing that he might have contracted Ebola, a deadly virus that has spread...Show More Summary

Invisible PEARs

Austin Frackt at the Incidental Economist is pulling his hair out over the New York Times piece on out of network docs at in-network emergency rooms. A number of people, especially ER docs, have taken exception to this…. The gist of their complaints seems to be that while 65% of hospitals are subcontracting to physician [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.

Keeping It Up in the Porn Industry

yesterdayHealth / Addiction : The Fix

To make it in the porn industry, male performers juice up on ED meds. Many end up dependent on them—and some end up in the emergency room.

ER MAY REVEAL BASIC PROBLEMS IN HOSPITALS

One brief, and as it turned out not too serious visit to the emergency room in one of New York City's biggest and best hospitals this summer proved to be very interesting because it revealed some systemic issues. Perhaps, if the problems...Show More Summary

Here's Yet Another Rage-Inducing Scam in the American Health Care System

Here is your statistic of the day: The average salary of an emergency room physician was $311,000 in 2014, rising from $247,000 since 2010 — a period when many other types of doctors experienced declines in salaries, according to Merritt...Show More Summary

Costs Can Go Up Fast When E.R. Is in Network but the Doctors Are Not

3 days agoHealth : NYT: Health

Emergency room physicians are leaving patients with hefty bills: More and more, doctors who work in emergency rooms are private contractors who are out of network or do not accept any insurance plans.

Chuck Schumer pushes federal ban on synthetic weed

The fake weed is already illegal to sell in New York, but Schumer (D-N.Y.) said it’s still being sold in some bodegas and gas stations. The number of emergency room visits tied to the substance jumped 220% in the first half of this year.

Pittsburgh man tasered at hospital bedside while grieving for his stepson

Tragic in all ways: The Rev. Earl Baldwin Jr. said when his stepson, Mileek Grissom, died in UPMC Mercy Hospital’s emergency room, police officers crossed the line. “I needed to tell him his family was going to be OK. I was going toShow More Summary

Emergency room doctors can safely use bedside ultrasound

I have been following the progress of bedside ultrasound (using ultrasound as a diagnostic tool during my physical exam of patients) as it gets a foothold in standard medical practice since I first started learning to do it about 3 years ago. Every so often a study comes out which warms my heart as it […]

World Rabies Day: Here Are Basic Facts About Cats and Rabies

Visiting the emergency room on a Sunday afternoon wasn’t in my weekend plans. However, when my cat Buddy bit my hand recently, I needed medical attention. Buddy hadn’t meant to bite me, but when he couldn’t get at the caterwauling cat on the other side of the screen door, he nailed me as I shooed him away so I could shut the wooden door. Show More Summary

Your Role in a National Commitment to Keep Our Kids Safe

When a 12-year-old girl like Maya Ranot drops to 58 pounds, shows up at school with cuts and bruises, tells her friends she's being beaten at home, and winds up bloodied in the emergency room, we're horrified. How could a system that's...Show More Summary

Man Allegedly Tased By Police While Praying Over Dead Son At Hospital

Video shows a man tased in a hospital emergency room. The post Man Allegedly Tased By Police While Praying Over Dead Son At Hospital appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Health Law Produces Hospital Savings, But Startup Costs Run Far Higher

6 days agoNews : Reason

The Department of Health and Human Services issued a press release yesterday noting that uncompensated care costs—expenses related to treating uninsured individuals, mostly in hospital emergency rooms—for hospitals are expected to drop about $5.7 billion this year as a result of expanded health coverage under the law. Show More Summary

Hospital Suspends Alleged Gay-Basher

6 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

"We can confirm that Kathryn Knott has been employed at Lansdale Hospital since May 2011. Because of the nature of the charges against her, she has been suspended from her job as an Emergency Room tech. We are investigating an additional...Show More Summary

Dispatch From Liberia: Ebola Rising

On the evening of June 23, a middle-aged woman walked into the emergency room of Phebe Hospital with a fever. Located in Bong County in the rural heart of Liberia, Phebe was known as one of the best hospitals in the country, supported by the local government and several international religious and academic partners. Show More Summary

Sen. Murray Introduces Legislation to Improve Emergency Contraception Education, Access

Sen. Patty Murray has introduced a bill that would both educate the public about emergency contraception and make it available to more rape survivors who go to the emergency room. Image: WikiMedia Commons / YouTube The post Sen. Murray Introduces Legislation to Improve Emergency Contraception Education, Access appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Enterovirus spreads to at least 22 states; respiratory illness hits children hardest

last weekHealth : The Checkup

A respiratory illness that has sent scores of children to emergency rooms and even intensive care units has shown up in 22 states: Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington. Read full article >>

Deal to keep LICH open collapses

A deal to keep an emergency room on the site of Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn has collapsed, a huge setback to Mayor de Blasio’s plan to keep a health care facility there.

Headaches leading cause of ER visits at Kings County

Headaches, a typically non-life threatening ailment, was the leading cause of emergency room visits at the city-run medical center in fiscal year 2014, records show.

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