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The Grey's Anatomy Fall Finale Just Left Us With One Hell of a Cliffhanger

"Why is everybody dying?" Those aren't exactly the sort of words you want to hear anyone shout in a hospital's emergency room, and yet, those where the exact words shouted...

Aggressive Testing Provides No Benefit to Patients in ER with Chest Pain

Patients who go to the emergency room (ER) with chest pain often receive unnecessary tests to evaluate whether they are having a heart attack, a practice that provides no clinical benefit and adds hundreds of dollars in health-care costs, according to a new study from researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

At least 345 people killed and thousands injured in magnitude 7.3 earthquake near Iran-Iraq border

Wailing survivors crowded hospital emergency rooms as rescue teams and sniffer dogs combed through rubble for bodies Monday following a powerful earthquake near the Iran-Iraq border that killed more than 340 people and left 6,300 injured, Iranian officials said. The state-run Iranian Students News...

Hundreds killed and thousands injured in a magnitude 7.3 earthquake near Iran-Iraq border

Wailing survivors crowded hospital emergency rooms as rescue teams and sniffer dogs combed through rubble for bodies Monday following a powerful earthquake near the Iran-Iraq border that killed more than 400 people and left thousands injured, Iranian officials said. Behnam Saeedi, a spokesman for...

Stroke Study Expands Window of Clot Removal Treatment for Some Patients

A procedure to remove clots from blocked brain vessels - known as thrombectomy - may be beneficial for some stroke patients even if they come in to the emergency room beyond the 6-hour treatment window that current guidelines endorse, according to a groundbreaking study conducted by an international team of physicians and researchers.

Alternatives to Opioids for Pain Relief

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A combination of Tylenol and Advil worked just as well as opioids for relief of pain in the emergency room, a randomized trial has found.

Drugstore pain pills as effective as opioids in ER patients - AP

Emergency rooms are where many patients are first introduced to powerful opioid painkillers, but what if doctors offered over-the-counter pills instead? A new study tested that approach on patients with broken bones and sprains and found...Show More Summary

Over-the-counter painkillers treated painful injuries just as well as opioids in new study

In an opioid epidemic that currently claims an average of 91 lives per day, there have been many paths to addiction. For some, it started with a fall or a sports injury, a trip to a nearby emergency room and a prescription for a narcotic pain reliever that seemed to work well in the ER. New research...

Basic pain pills are as effective as opioids, study finds

Emergency rooms are where many patients are first introduced to powerful opioid painkillers, but what if doctors offered over-the-counter pills instead? A new study tested that approach on patients with broken bones and sprains and found pain relievers sold as Tylenol and Motrin worked as well...

I was attacked by a patient and want my fear to help others

I have been working with psychiatric patients for the better part of 30 years. During this time, I have worked in psychiatric emergency rooms, prison wards, substance abuse treatment centers and inpatient psychiatric units. I have been proud of the fact that, despite working in some dangerous areas, I have never been harmed by a […]

RECIPE: Emergency Room Pasta

I know I promised not to post stories along with recipes, because nobody looks at recipe posts for the stories. So I will keep this very short--I just want to explain the name "Emergency Room Pasta". (Which will also explain why the pasta looks so overcooked in the photo, hahaha). Show More Summary

Stable, affordable homes don't just help patients, they save taxpayer dollars

(Boston Medical Center) By investing in housing, hospitals can help build healthier communities and save money by stemming the tide of emergency room visits and costly health interventions.

Dangerous Play: How the Poor Economy Led to a Scourge of Bouncy House Injuries

Over 64,000 people went to the emergency room with bouncy house-related injuries between 1990 and 2010.

United Medical Center contracts GWU-linked group to take over emergency room

The selection of GW Medical Faculty Associates comes amid increasing scrutiny of the hospital.

National study aims to prove value of mobile stroke units

(MediaSource) When treating stroke victims, every second counts. But in large cities, dense traffic can make it difficult to get a patient to the emergency room in a timely manner, and in rural areas, specialized care can be miles away. Show More Summary

45-year-old woman unexpectedly gives birth after not realizing she was pregnant

KTLA -- When 45-year-old Beth Clay began experiencing excruciating abdominal pains earlier this month, she suspected she had kidney stones. Instead, after arriving at a hospital emergency room, the Venice woman discovered she was about to give birth to her third child. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Emergency rooms are providing nearly half of all medical care in the US — and that may be a problem

A new study from researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine has found that nearly half of all medical care in the United States happens in emergency rooms — and it may mean that vulnerable populations aren’t getting care that meets all their needs. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

5 Ways to Avoid a Marijuana-Related Trip to the Emergency Room

Marijuana won't kill you, but people still show up at ERs because of weed. Millions of people manage to use marijuana without suffering any deleterious consequences, but a few do manage to get so messed up they seek help at hospital emergency rooms. Show More Summary

Perioperative Surgical Home reduces death, ER visits in elderly hip fracture patients

BOSTON - Elderly patients who had emergency repair of a fractured hip were much less likely to die or make a return visit to the emergency room (ER) after discharge if they received care under the Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) model of care, suggests research presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting.

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