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Headaches leading cause of ER visits at Kings County

Headaches, a typically non-life threatening ailment, was the leading cause of emergency room visits at the city-run medical center in fiscal year 2014, records show.

What is Enterovirus 68, the mysterious illness that is sickening hundreds of children?

15 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

There have now been 140 confirmed cases in 16 states of a respiratory illness that has sent scores of children to emergency rooms and, in some cases, even to intensive care units. The culprit is Enterovirus 68 (also known as EVD-68 or...Show More Summary

CT scan is no more accurate than ultrasound to detect kidney stones

To diagnose painful kidney stones in hospital emergency rooms, CT scans are no better than less-often-used ultrasound exams, according to a clinical study conducted at 15 medical centers and published in the September 18, 2014 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. read more

SBIRT fights alcohol abuse

Last year, I wrote about the college drinking phenomenon known as Thirsty Thursday and pointed out that a significant percentage of Emergency Room patients at St. Elizabeth's Hospital come from nearby Boston College, arriving with a diagnosis of alcohol poisoning.That's the bad news. Show More Summary

Saudi Woman Fined for Driving Herself to Emergency Room

Under the unofficial rules governing Saudi Arabia’s strict fundamentalist society, women are forbidden from driving automobiles. Although the Quran, which is the basis for Saudi laws, could not possibly address such a subject, as itShow More Summary

Nurse Jackie's Final Season Adds Mark Feuerstein

Film, television and stage actor Mark Feuerstein ("Royal Pains") is set to guest star in six upcoming episodes of "Nurse Jackie," the original Showtime comedy series starring Edie Falco as a flawed emergency room nurse. Feuerstein will...Show More Summary

Dr. Gail V. Anderson dies at 88; pioneer in emergency medicine field

Emergency rooms weren't always staffed by specialists — doctors well-versed in making life-or-death decisions when a patient arrives at the hospital in cardiac arrest, bleeding from a gunshot wound, or suffering from a drug overdose...

Emergency Room Communication Sucks. Could This Twitter-Like Tech Save Lives?

Twiage attacks a big problem by having first responders send tweet-like messages during triage. There's a three-car crash on the Williamsburg bridge and emergency medical technicians are immediately deployed to the scene. They get on...Show More Summary

These are the 12 drugs sending the most kids to the emergency room

3 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Every year, more than 70,000 kids are taken to the emergency room because they accidentally overdosed on a medication, and most of those kids were less than 2 years old. Despite efforts to child-proof medication containers for both prescription...Show More Summary

Kanye West’s Emergency Hospital Visit Seriously Compromised Other Patients’ Privacy

Kanye West and his celebrity wife Kim Kardashian are in the news once again this weekend regarding reports that Kim is “really worried” about Kanye’s health following an emergency visit he paid to the emergency room of a hospital in Australia. Show More Summary

Team Health Will Not Catch The Obamacare Tailwind Investors Expect

By The Bulldog Investor: [Originally published on 8/24/2014] Business Description: Team Health Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:TMH) outsources emergency room (ER) and other healthcare services. In addition, the company provides billing and collections. Show More Summary

Kanye West -- Bringing the Pain

Kanye West ranted on in concert in Australia, despite the SKULL EXPLODING migraine headache he was treated for in an emergency room earlier that day. The guy’s a real trooper, cuz the show (and the rant) must go on, even if you’re i...

In the Emergency Room, a Hidden Ailment

A small study found that many elderly patients turning up in one emergency room were malnourished.

Loyal dog waits outside emergency room for elderly owner in Changchun hospital

Pictures of a loyal pup that sat and waited outside of the emergency room while its elderly owner was undergoing surgery in Changchun have been melting hearts across the World Wide Web. [ more › ]

Kanye West hospitalized for an intense migraine in Australia

Rapper Kanye West was rushed to the emergency room in Melbourne, Australia (Sept. 10,) after suffering from an intense migraine, TMZ reports. West reportedly rushed to seek medical attention after a rousing basketball game with his entourage, but was cleared and able to perform at his regularly scheduled concert that night at the Rod Laver Arena. Show More Summary

Kanye West Hospitalized: Horrible Migraine Sends Kanye To Emergency Room

Kanye West was hospitalized for an excruciating headache while on tour in Australia. TMZ reports that West had an intense migraine that resulted in him being temporarily hospitalized, but he made a turnaround and was released when doctors determined it wasn’t serious. Show More Summary

Kanye West Hospitalized for Bad Migraine, Performs That Night

Kanye West had a scary moment while on tour in Australia on Wednesday (September 10) – he was rushed to the hospital for an awful migraine. The 37-year-old rapper was rushed to the emergency room in Melbourne after playing basketball with his buddies. Fortunately, he had a quick recovery and as they say in show [...]

Kanye West -- Hospitalized in Australia ... Horrible Migraine

Kanye West was rushed to the hospital with a throbbing headache while on tour down under... but made a quick turnaround and was able to perform the same night.Yeezus and his entourage rushed to the emergency room Wednesday in Melbourne after…

Feticide laws force birth and punish women

A 33-year-old woman in Indiana, Purvi Patel, presented to an emergency room with vaginal bleeding and when it was obvious that she had very recently delivered a baby the doctors on call notified the authorities. The body of her 28-week gestation infant was recovered. The pathologist believed the baby had taken a breath so Ms. Patel […]

High blood pressure ER visits jumped 25 percent in 2006-11

Emergency room visits for high blood pressure with no known underlying cause, increased by 25 percent in 2006-11. Although more people came to the ER for high blood pressure, the percentage admitted and those who died in the hospital decreased.

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