The new Netflix drug war drama Narcos features a particularly grim scene in which a young, pregnant "coke mule" dies in a Miami emergency room having accidentally ingested 12 grams of cocaine. At the behest of a hipster Colombian drug...Show More Summary
Several Los Angeles emergency room physicians on Friday criticized a decision to allow a two-day rave at the Los Angeles County fairgrounds this Halloween after two young women died of apparent drug overdoses at a similar event earlier this month.
People of all ages -- not just the elderly -- are more at risk of death and emergency room visits as the earth warms, a recent study has found. The post Climate Change Is Set To Drive Up Visits To The Emergency Room appeared first on ThinkProgress.
By: Cari Nierenberg, Contributing writer Published: 08/24/2015 12:13 PM EDT on LiveScience A woman in Germany who went to the emergency room because she felt "hysterical" ended up not having a psychiatric disorder as doctors originally suspected. Show More Summary
Young brains are particularly susceptible to injury in athletics, accounting for half of all emergency room visits by children aged 8 through 13.
Tarek Loubani, an emergency room doctor in Gaza, wants to apply the principles of open source software development to out-of-patent medical devices. His first success: A 3D-printed stethoscope head that costs 30 cents to make and, according to his tests, has better sound quality than the industry standard. Show More Summary
Each year in the United States, 2.8 million children head to the emergency room for injuries related to a fall -- and among babies younger than one, falls account for more than half of all non-fatal injuries. Anyone who has watched an infant no doubt understands why tumbles are relatively common. Show More Summary
The first time it happened was almost six years ago. I was almost 10 weeks pregnant when I woke up that morning. Two hours later I was sitting in the emergency room of a local hospital. My husband's hand was wrapped tightly around my arm as my leg bounced nervously while we waited. Show More Summary
Rachel DiPillo will play an emergency room intern fresh out of medical school. read more
Preventing partner violence has proven to be a complicated task, especially when abuse is accompanied by excessive alcohol consumption. A large randomized clinical trial of an emergency department (ED)-based program aimed at reducing incidents of excessive drinking and partner violence in women did not result in significant improvements in either risk factor, according to a […]
The public health organization STOP Foodborne Illness has launched a crowdfunding campaign to educate emergency room doctors about foodborne illness. The organization is trying to raise $15,000 on everydayhero.com to pay for creation of an education packet to send to every pediatric ER and hospital in the U.S. Show More Summary
Following the recent Hard Summer music festival marked by the suspected overdose deaths of two young women, several emergency room doctors are calling for an end to large raves in Los Angeles County.
Yelp, the company that publishes crowd-sourced reviews on everything from restaurants to car mechanics, has added emergency room waiting times to its review pages. Upon reading that, my mind drifted back to one night more than 35 years ago when I tended to Ms. Washington in the then-Cook County...
Google Glass, a head-mounted streaming audio/video device, may be used to effectively extend bed-side toxicology consults to distant health care facilities such as community and rural hospitals to diagnose and manage poisoned patien...
A lack of dental care for low-income Americans has long put stress on hospital emergency rooms, a new study has found, bring hundreds of thousands of patients in to ERs for minor dental problems.The study, published this week in Health...Show More Summary
Just as Yelp can give you advice on which restaurant to go to for the best burgers, now it can give you advice on which hospital to go to for the shortest emergency room waiting time.
When a trip to the emergency room is in order, you’re usually in a hurry, because, after all, it’s an emergency. Sitting around waiting to be seen by a doctor can be an agonizing experience for those in need of quick help. While Yelp can’t hurry along those doctors, it can apparently tell you just how long you might … [More]
The new data comes from patient surveys conducted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
By scanning health records, IBM and CVS hope to stop emergency room visits before they happen.
In the latest Public Relations Emergency Room, The Hollywood Reporter assembles a panel of experts to grade the media strategies behind the headlines. read more