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Sicko Mount Sinai doctor gave knockout drug before masturbating

yesterdayNews : NY Daily News

David Newman used a “general anesthetic” to knock out a victim before masturbating on her in the emergency room, which apparently disproves his lame alibi.

Saving Lives And Saving Money

2 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Don Meade doesn’t like hospitals, but he uses them. In just one year, he made 62 trips to the emergency room. He rattles off the names of local hospitals in Orange and Los Angeles counties like they’r...

Stop Telling Kids That Medicine Is Candy

We’ll say anything to bribe a kid to take their medicine, but telling them it’s candy has the potential to backfire. Each year, 70,000 kids show up at emergency rooms after overdosing on medicine, most because they helped themselves to meds that were left in reach. After all, who doesn’t want more candy? Read more...

In Alameda County, A Big Data Effort To Prevent Frequent ER Visits

2 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Almost every day, a patient comes into Dr. Arthur Sorrell’s San Francisco emergency room still wearing a wristband from another hospital nearby. “There are folks who have a life of going from emergenc...

The unique trauma of mass shootings — and how hospitals can prepare

In the wake of tragedy, emergency room professionals confront how best to prepare for a mass shooting. Continue reading ? The post The unique trauma of mass shootings — and how hospitals can prepare appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

The Blinding Truth - Fireworks and the Dangers They Pose to Your Eyes

Thousands of people, many of them children, suffer eye injuries from fireworks each year in the United States. UAB ophthalmologists at the only eye emergency room in Alabama provide safety tips.

Love Jihad: Orlando and Gay Muslims

When he was twenty-five, Naveed Merchant, tormented by the tension between his Islamic faith and his homosexuality, swallowed almost three hundred Tylenol pills. His mother and brother found him and rushed him to an emergency room in Southern California. Show More Summary

How Cartier’s Love Bracelet Went From '70s Status Symbol to a Millennial Must-Have

Hospital emergency rooms have to keep all sorts of equipment on hand, from defibrillators to occlusive dressings, to deal with any medical crisis. But in New York, where the gurney bursting through the door is just as likely to bear the rich and famous as not, several ERs are said to carry a highly specialized piece of trauma equipment. Show More Summary

An E.R. Kicks the Habit of Opioids for Pain - The New York Times

Brenda Pitts sat stiffly in an emergency room cubicle, her face contorted by pain. An old shoulder injury was radiating fresh agony down to her elbow and up through her neck. She couldn't turn her head. Her right arm had fallen slack. Fast relief was a pill away — Percocet, an opioid painkiller — but Dr. Show More Summary

Jury finds ex-D.C. emergency room nurse guilty of sexual assault of patients

Four women told authorities Jared Kline sexually assaulted them as they were being treated.

A New Sort Of Consultant: Advising Doctors, Patients On California’s Aid-In-Dying Law

2 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

BERKELEY, Calif. — Few people have the unusual set of professional experiences that Dr. Lonny Shavelson does. He worked as an emergency room physician in Berkeley for years — while also working as a j...

Advanced Cancer Patients Receive Aggressive Care at High Rates at the End of Life, UNC Lineberger Study Finds

A national health claims analysis of cancer patients who were younger than age 65 and had metastatic disease revealed that nearly two-thirds were admitted to the hospital or visited the emergency room in the last 30 days of their lives. The researchers said nearly a third of patients died in the hospital.

Death Doctor to Charge $2000 for Suicide Prescription

Lonny Shavelson is–or was–a part time emergency room physician and a self-described photo journalist. Now, he’s going to be a death doctor for pay. From the San Francisco Chronicle story: Berkeley physician Lonny Shavelson said he thinks California is ready. Show More Summary

Dan Aykroyd Rushed to Emergency Room for Stomach Pain

Dan Aykroyd is recovering from an emergency room visit. The 63-year-old actor and Saturday Night Live alum was rushed to a Santa Monica hospital after complaining of stomach pain, according to TMZ. The Los Angeles City Fire told the site that paramedics responded to a call at his house around on Saturday morning (June 4) [...]

Many children go to primary care for concussions, not the ER

New research confirms that relying on emergency room data to estimate the prevalence of childhood concussions doesn’t deliver a complete picture because many seek treatment in primary care. The study, from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia health network, included about 8,000 kids who sought concussion treatment there over four years. About 80 percent were treated […]

Arizona’s AG Wants To Keep Polluting While His State Suffers From More Extreme Heat

On average, 2,000 Arizonans visit the emergency room because of heat-related illnesses every year. Unfortunately, things are likely to get worse. The post Arizona’s AG Wants To Keep Polluting While His State Suffers From More Extreme Heat appeared first on ThinkProgress.

This Study Will Make You Never Want to Clean Your Grill Again

A new study describes a seasonal injury that has sent almost 1,700 people to emergency rooms since 2002. The newfangled danger? The inadvertent eating of wire-bristles from the brushes that are used to clean grills.

The Medical Community Must Come to the Defense of Purvi Patel

When you come to the hospital for medical help, you don't expect to leave in handcuffs. But that's exactly what happened to Purvi Patel when she came to an Indiana emergency room seeking assistance in July 2013. Ms. Patel arrived at the emergency room with bleeding following a recent pregnancy, a situation many women may experience. Show More Summary

Grill Brush Bristles Sent 1,600 to ER

From 2002 to 2014, more than 1,600 people went to the emergency room because of injuries from wire-bristle grill brushes. Loose bristles can fall off the brush during cleaning and end up in the grilled food, which, if eaten, can lead to injuries in the mouth, throat, and tonsils. Show More Summary

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