A colleague recently told me of a patient encounter he had in an emergency room. When he picked up the chart, it described the patient as a 62-year-old woman complaining of epistaxis, or a nosebleed. He walked into the room and saw a perfectly well appearing 62-year-old woman. There was no blood on her clothes and none on her face. Her […]
Mere hours before the start of the UFC 192 weigh-ins, welterweight contender Johny Hendricks checked into a Houston emergency room with a kidney stone and an intestinal blockage. And with that, Saturday evening's co-main event featuring...Show More Summary
UFC 192’s co-main event between welterweights Johny Hendricks and Tyron Woodley will not go on as planned on Saturday after Hendricks was rushed to the emergency room over a botched weight-cutting attempt. Dana White made the announcement on Twitter on Friday. Hendricks is the fighter pictured on the right. Hendricks vs Woodley is off the card due […]
James Caan wasted no time... less than 48 hours after he was rushed to an emergency room, he was back at work, and smiling with his co-star Louis Gossett Jr. TMZ broke the story... the 75-year-old checked into a Toronto hospital Tuesday…
Emma Gonzales, a 9-year-old student, experienced a cough attack at her school in West Jordan, Utah, but was denied use of her own inhaler. She had received the inhaler over the weekend during a trip to the emergency room for a similar coughing incident. Show More Summary
In emergency room lingo, “code black” means all hell has broken loose. The phrase is used to jolt med-school students out of their rotation stupor when there’s a massive influx of critical patients and insufficient resources to care for them. Show More Summary
It's more effective than it sounds.
Medical shows have been a staple of primetime television since it's earliest days. But the success of NBC's E.R. in the 1990s set the bar very high for the genre. Each time a TV series set in a hospital emergency room premieres, theShow More Summary
A physician at an emergency room in Aomori Prefecture, Japan was so annoyed with a man who showed up at the hospital three times in one night that he socked the patient in the gut. Apparently the fellow kept returning in an ambulance,...Show More Summary
Any questions? A Second Amendment Hero in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, accidentally shot himself in the peen earlier this month, then lied to police about the negligent discharge, initially claiming that he had been injured in the aforementioned...Show More Summary
Donald Anthony Watson, 43, a convicted felon, accidentally shot himself in the penis while attempting to purchase an illegal gun. Watson was admitted to the emergency room at the Avera McKennan Hospital around 1:30 a.m. on September 6. Show More Summary
At a Cook County board meeting this month, Dr. Tatyana Kagan stood to address the commissioners. It was the first time she had attended a meeting. Kagan works in the pediatric emergency room at Stroger Hospital and came to object to the hospital's plan to consolidate the pediatric ER with the main...
What started as a quiet evening one recent Saturday ended with a multi-hour visit to my local emergency room. It was a relatively "vanilla" visit for a suburban ER — I walked away with multiple stitches and a bruised ego. But I received...Show More Summary
Citing an analysis of more than 26,000 Maryland Medicaid claims, Johns Hopkins researchers report evidence that poor women with recent complications during their pregnancies are using the emergency room (ER) at higher rates after delivery and may not be getting the postpartum care and follow-up they need to prevent further health problems.
On the morning of Sept. 8, 18-year-old Paul Houle Jr. lined up in his nose tackle position at the year's first football practice, feeling healthy and ready to take on the season ahead. By 8 p.m., Houle was in an emergency room at a nearby hospital. Show More Summary
The DEA needs a special investigative unit to crack down on synthetic drugs sales after a spike in emergency room visits, Sen. Schumer said.
When an ambulance running with lights and sirens screamed onto Miramar Road in San Diego carrying an injured abortion patient, it was the second known woman that abortionist Robert Santella, 71, sent to the emergency room this year. The incident, which took place on September 5, 2015, was video recorded by local pro-life activist Joan […]
Since the “Chicago Hope” days of yore, CBS has longed to add a hospital drama to a successful prime-time schedule full of cops. “Code Black” is one of two new “ER”-style series that will premiere this season (the other being Dick Wolf’s...Show More Summary
Cheap but toxic synthetic drugs blamed for 2,300 emergency room visits in the last two months in New York City alone
A trip to the emergency room in a screaming ambulance is one of our worst fears. So imagine the embarrassment when the circumstances behind it are avoidable in the first place, or if the visit turns out to be completely unnecessary.Show More Summary