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Flu Outbreak Reaches Scary Levels Across Continental U.S.

Emergency rooms across the country have been hit hard by an unusual spike in the number of serious flu cases this early in the season, with dozens of deaths among children and the elderly reported in more populous states as … More » The post Flu Outbreak Reaches Scary Levels Across Continental U.S. appeared first on EveryJoe.

This Gym Has CrossFit Classes For Seniors - Including "Disco & Deadlifts"

When you think of CrossFit, you think of intense burpees, deadlifts, and box jumps - the kind of workouts that could possibly send your elderly relatives to the emergency room. But one gym in California is catering to the senior population,...Show More Summary

'Tide Pod Challenge' is dangerously trending among teens

6 days agoNews : USAToday: News

A dangerous new trend called 'Tide Pod Challenge' is becoming popular on social media, but doctors say it could land them in the emergency room.        

For Elder Health, Trips To The ER Are Often A Tipping Point

last weekHealth : The Checkup

Experts provide tips for older patients and their caregivers to cope with the physical and mental declines associated with emergency room visits.

Bad air quality along utah's wasatch front causes more than 200 pneumonia cases each year

SALT LAKE CITY - Air pollution trapped by winter inversions along Utah's Wasatch Front, the state's most populated region, is estimated to send more than 200 people to the emergency room with pneumonia each year, according to a study by University of Utah Health and Intermountain Healthcare. Show More Summary

For city kids with asthma, telemedicine and in-school care cut ER visits in half

(University of Rochester Medical Center) Urban children with asthma who received a combination of telemedicine support and school-based medication therapy were less than half as likely to need an emergency room or hospital visit for their asthma.

When Social Needs Are Medical Needs

When a patient checks into an emergency room in Baltimore today, her doctor will be just a few clicks away from seeing a record of every previous hospital visit, test result, prescription, and even risk calculation for a heart attack...Show More Summary

More kids getting eye injuries from paintball and pellet guns

(Reuters Health) - A growing number of children are getting treated in U.S. emergency rooms for eye injuries from paintball or BB and pellet guns, a new study suggests.

WHICH IS A REASON TO AVOID THEM IF YOU DON’T HAVE THE FLU: Emergency rooms overcrowded with flu pat…

WHICH IS A REASON TO AVOID THEM IF YOU DON’T HAVE THE FLU: Emergency rooms overcrowded with flu patients.

L.A. Fire Department unveils "SOBER Unit" aimed at reducing unnecessary emergency room visits

Seeking to crackdown on unnecessary emergency room visits, the Los Angeles Fire Department has launched a new program called the Sobriety Emergency Response — or SOBER — Unit that will transport publicly intoxicated people to a sober center located on skid row in downtown. The one-year pilot program,...

An apology from a telemedicine physician

In the emergency room, the stress is palpable. The hairs on your neck rise up as you enter the resuscitation bay where the next unconscious patient has just arrived. You can almost feel death as it circulates through the air, like a vulture in the sky. The air tastes sterile, and you hear the crash […]

How 1 Woman Transformed Her Diet in Order to Save Her Life

last weekHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

In 2007, a mere two months after graduating from college and marrying my high school sweetheart, I found myself in the emergency room suffering from unbearable pain in my abdomen, heavy bleeding, and a slew of other digestive complications. Show More Summary

3 hospitals divert patients due to flu, accidents

Officials say three hospitals in Providence have started diverting ambulances from their emergency rooms because they were overcome with patients. The Providence Journal reports Rhode Island Hospital first notified the … Click to Continue »

Yes, glitter's fun. But, it could land you in the emergency room.

Glitter is literally everywhere right now. It's on our Instagram feeds, in our holiday parcels, and it's even all over our faces and bodies.  But, one woman's run-in with a clump of glitter from a Christmas card landed her in the emergency...Show More Summary

Numbing cold taking toll in South; more frigid nights ahead

A prolonged stretch of brutal cold is taking a toll in the South, sending people in Atlanta to the emergency room seeking treatment for hypothermia and existing ailments made worse … Click to Continue »

Wrecked And Retching: Obscure Vomiting Illness Linked To Long-Term Pot Use

2 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

Emergency room doctors are seeing a growing number of marijuana users with a mysterious condition that causes extreme vomiting and abdominal pain.

UK Considers 'Drunk Tanks' to Ease Strain on Health Services

British health officials are considering turning to so-called drunk tanks to ease the strain on emergency rooms and ambulance services caused by heavy drinkers, the AP reports. NHS England said Friday that researchers are looking at whether Alcohol Intoxication Management Services, commonly known as drunk tanks, may be rolled out...

An orifice-by-orifice census of the objects US emergency room doctors removed from their patients in 2017

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission maintains a database of ER visits, which Barry Petchesky has mined to produce a list of the most interesting things we stuck in our bodies, sorted by orifice. (more…)

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