Nearly all the major insurers have agreed to cover their customers retroactively if they go to the emergency room or doctor’s office after Jan. 1, but send in their payment by Jan. 10.
Each year nearly 120,000 children under age 14 are treated in hospital emergency rooms for toy-related injuries. During the holiday shopping season, Safe Kids Greater Augusta would like to remind parents to only purchase safe, age-appropriate toys. Show More Summary
EARLIER this year, an immigrant in Spain was not feeling well and went to hospital with symptoms of tuberculosis (TB). He was refused tests and sent home. Not much later he felt so bad that he rushed to the emergency room where again he was turned away. Show More Summary
In 1996, visiting a mall during an out-of-town trip, I suddenly felt dizzy while descending on the escalator. The sensation rapidly resolved, but to be on the safe side, I went to a local emergency room. My evaluation included a CT scan of my head; the results, I was told, were “normal.” Shortly after returning [...]
On the podcast over the past few weeks, we've been talking about what happens on January 1st, when people start showing up in emergency rooms due to car accidents or sudden medical crises, and discover they're not actually covered, either...
By Karen Sternheimer In Philadelphia, an emergency room nurse named Barbara Mancini was arrested for providing her 93-year-old terminally ill father with a lethal dose of morphine. Her father was in hospice care, meaning that no further treatment was possible...
Workers had to evacuate the emergency room of Phoenix Baptist Hospital this morning after a man pulled a gun on them, setting off a standoff with police. The suspect, described as a man in his 40s, surrendered around 6am, MyFoxPhoenix reports, but not before an hours-long standoff that saw a...
A year ago, my mother had to go to Grady Hospital. We waited 24 hours in Grady’s dystopian, crazy-filled emergency room triage pen. I blogged through the last 16 hours of it. Well, I’m doing it again. Journalism as performance art. Right now, I’m sitting in Grady Hospital’s emergency triage ward. For 24 hours straight, [...]
About one quarter of a million children head to the nation's hospital emergency rooms each year because of toy-related injuries, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission repors. A survey from AllAboutVision.com revealed that 41% of parents either "rarely" or "never" considered eye safety when choosing toys for their kids. Show More Summary
Outrageous hospital charges are a cliché by now but impossible to ignore in the health-care debate for fear of a taking a cheap shot, something unknown in an emergency room. “A day spent as an inpatient at an American hospital,” says a New York Times report, “costs on average more than $4,000, five times the [...]
According to a recent rise in emergency room visits due to caffeine poisoning, yes, you actually can.
"... in which too many pregnant women show up in emergency rooms without having had such care, creating problems for themselves and their babies, and all sorts of costs for taxpayers. And I’ll remember to be relieved that my own access to health care is guaranteed. Show More Summary
PCP-related emergency room visits went up more than 400 percent between 2005 and 2011, according to recent government statistics. Is angel dust all the rage now? Read more...
Although trips to the emergency room linked to energy drinks almost doubled between 2007 and 2011, little was known about how the highly caffeinated beverages affected the heart. Now, researchers say that healthy adults who downed the...Show More Summary
Feature story about health care issues Pennsylvania emergency room physicians see during the December holiday season.
Next step, fake emergency rooms. Republicans are horrible people. Period. California Republicans are desperate and shameless. In the past two weeks, GOP Assembly members have sent mailings out on what appears to be the state's dime to their constituents about health insurance. Show More Summary
People who don't have health insurance are often forced to seek treatment at hospital emergency rooms for colds, body aches and other routine illnesses. A URI professor who founded a free health clinic in Providence has spearheaded a study that suggests walk-in clinics staffed mostly by nurses and student volunteers are a cost-efficient alternative to emergency rooms.
For high-risk geriatric patients, improved palliative care that is matched to their changing needs at home can reduce emergency room visits, reduce health care costs, and improve overall care. Current gaps in policy and practice that...Show More Summary
The Derrick Rose nightmare and a trip through the NBA's suddenly crowded emergency room.
Kids are eating enough Flamin' Hot Crunchy Cheetos to develop Inflamin' Hot Crunchy Stomach Lining.