Yesterday, I had occasion to spend six hours or so in the emergency room of a medical center largely focused on treating serious conditions that are most prevalent in old people. A part of that experience by necessity involved listening to the comings, goings, and conversations of those present. Show More Summary
An internal report has found that five of the nine detectives in he New Orleans Police Department sex crimes unit may have failed to investigate 1,111 sex crimes. In one case, a 2-year-old was brought to a local emergency room after an alleged sexual assault. Show More Summary
When you walk into the emergency room to see a trauma patient, do you remind yourself as you enter the doors, “Keep your game face on?” When you finish a difficult surgery and make your way to the waiting area to review the prognosis with the family, do you tell yourself, “Take a deep breath. […]
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that more than 25,000 residential fires and more than 300 deaths are caused each year by space heaters. More than 6,000 Americans receive hospital emergency room care annually for burn injuries associated with room heaters.
New research shows that alertness drug Modafinil can impair cognition in test takers. Fighter pilots and emergency room workers often take the drug Modafinil to stay awake and alert, but can it really make you sharper? A new study shows...Show More Summary
When a New Orleans 2-year-old was determined to have a sexually transmitted disease after an emergency room visit brought on by an alleged sexual assault, it appears detectives responsible for what should have been an investigation simply swept the issue under the rug. Show More Summary
In law as in medicine, an emergency room is neither the most cost effective nor beneficial way to deliver justice or provide health care. Seeing your doctor regularly makes it easier and less expensive for individuals and for the health care system overall to stay healthy. Show More Summary
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas initially sent Thomas Eric Duncan home when he went to the emergency room. He died at the hospital on Oct. 8.
A woman racked up a $50,000 bill after being taken to the wrong hospital for her insurance. The woman, Megan Rothbauer, was sent to the emergency room at St. Mary’s Hospital, rather than the Meriter Hospital that was covered by her Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance after suffering an injury in the workplace. Show More Summary
This week, the Discovery Fit & Health channel will broadcast the 100th episode of “Untold Stories of the ER” — a kinda-sorta fact-based series that takes what it says are true emergency room events, dramatizes them using actors alongside a few real doctors and patients, and creates a usually cheesy, often funny and sometimes cringe-worthy show. Read full article >>
About 6,000 trips to the emergency room by children under age 6 were connected to the laundry packets in 2012 and 2013, the report found.
Two staffers say there was a sexual harassment emergency — in the Lenox Hill Hospital emergency room.
A few months ago I was paged by a medical student in the emergency room at ten o’clock. I had just changed my clothes, and before my pager went off my attention had been squarely fixed on the newest Jack Reacher novel. You can usually tell when someone is going to ask you to come […]
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Teens and young adults who get seriously injured in an assault are nearly twice as likely as their peers to end up back in the emergency room for a violent injury within the next two years, a new University of Michigan...Show More Summary
Teens and young adults who get seriously injured in an assault are nearly twice as likely as their peers to end up back in the emergency room for a violent injury within the next two years, a new study finds. The researchers call this repeating pattern of violent injury a reoccurring disease.
The night that Hurricane Sandy struck, Coney Island Hospital’s emergency room flooded, the lights and phones went out and a fire raged outside.
Teens and young adults who get seriously injured in an assault are nearly twice as likely as their peers to end up back in the emergency room for a violent injury within the next two years, a new University of Michigan study finds. The researchers call this repeating pattern of violent injury a reoccurring disease.
Yves here. One of the major charges leveled at immigrants in the US is that they use public services (the stereotype is that they show up in emergency rooms, which are not a taxpayer expense, as well as send children to school) and don't...Show More Summary
During a not-so-planned Emergency Room visit to Broward General Hospital in Broward County, Florida, and after doctors came to the medical conclusion that I had to be admitted to the hospital for a good 2-day dosing of extra strength...Show More Summary
Post by Suzee Skwiot. You try to avoid them if possible, but taking your kids to the doctor or emergency room is sometimes entirely inevitable or, frankly, mandatory. But the best you can hope for is a smooth appointment and a short and uneventful stay. Show More Summary