Illustration by Julia Gfrörer On July 2, 2005, Kenneth Pinyan was dropped off by an unidentified man in the emergency room of the sleepy Enumclaw Community Hospital, about 25 miles outside of Tacoma, Washington. By the time doctors reached him, he had died of a perforated colon. Show More Summary
On our recent road trip I was amazed by the number of billboards (from several health care systems and hospitals) advertising texting for emergency room (ER) wait times. My first thought was, “if you can text, how emergent is it?” This was quickly followed by the concern that the option/advertising of texting about wait times might make the [...]
by Operation Rescue staff March 5, 2014 (Operation Rescue) - After little sleep and a heavy patient load, LeRoy Carhart sent another abortion patient to the hospital yesterday (March 4, 2014) for treatment of apparently life-threatening complications. An ambulance arrived at about 4:00 p.m. in response for a call for emergency…
Prehospital stroke alerts by emergency medical services (EMS) personnel can shorten the time to effective treatment with "clot-busting" drugs for patients with stroke, according to a report in the March issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health.
No one wants to make a trip to the emergency room, but it happens. And when it does occur, doctors might have a good idea of the reason thanks to new data that shows what ailments patients in each U.S. region typically suffer from. The most common trips to the ER for those in the U.S. occur for one of … [More]
A brief history of the Republican alternative to Obamacare http://t.co/7hVKU8wPkS — Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost) March 2, 2014 Now read this:GOP Health Plan: Keep The Uninsured Sick Out Of Emergency Rooms (Feb 28, 2014) Cruz: ‘We Are Going To Repeal Every Word Of Obamacare’ (Feb 28, 2014) Obamacare Enrollment Hits 4 Million (Feb 27, 2014) Krugman […]
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal’s idea of reforming health care is to make sure emergency rooms turn you away if you don’t have insurance. “The Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act is a 1986 law that requires hospitals to provide emergency health care treatment to anyone who needs it, regardless of citizenship or their ability to […]
The average wait to see a doctor in Kings County Hospital rose from 103 minutes in 2012 to 113 minutes last year. The national average is 28 minutes, and 37 minutes for New York State. [ more › ]
A FORT WORTH, TEXAS, AMBULANCE had a self-dispatch Tuesday when a patient bolted from a hospital emergency room, jumped into a MedStar rescue unit at the loading dock and drove away.
Rising medical costs, long waits in the emergency room, Obamacare glitches... Ha! Those medical care problems might sound bad, but they're not nearly as bad as a leopard. Authorities closed schools in Meerut, India Sunday after a leopard was spotte...
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, a former Replican member of Congress, has a plan to reduce health care costs: Changing federal law to allow hospitals to turn people away from emergency rooms. “If they really want to get serious about lowering...Show More Summary
The last time Kat Dennings stopped by the late night circuit, Beth Behrs turned her breasts into a comedic playground. This time she’s making the rounds solo on Letterman, but her assets are still front and center. And by assets, I mean her fame! Get your head out of the gutter, Francis. My head is already occupying all of that space anyway.
If you've ever been to the emergency room, you might be familiar with the pain (literally) of waiting an hour to be seen. ProPublica's ER Wait Watcher tool shows you emergency rooms in your area sorted by average wait time. Read mor...
The patient is large. Very large. At more than 600 pounds, he is a mountain of flesh. “My stomach hurts,” he says, his voice surprisingly high and childlike. It is 10 p.m. in the emergency room, and I am already swamped with patients I’m trying to move through the ER before my shift is over. Read full article >>
Sometimes you can’t get your child an appointment at the pediatrician’s office, or maybe you don’t like the idea of sitting in an emergency room for hours on end. While many parents turn to retail-based health clinics on an as-needed basis — like those at CVS, Walgreen’s or Kroger — the country’s largest group of pediatricians is warning parents not … [More]
TweetA fresco in big pink letters right above the small, medium, large rubber gloves and the machine that goes ping: Click to expand It really makes you think. The flight nurse attends me But I can’t wait to see the doctor Be smart shrink the world? But I can’t wait to see the doctor
Unfortunately, many children experience breaking a bone at some point during their childhood. A fall from their playground or while simply jumping on the bed may have you taking a trip to the emergency room. When your child breaks a […] Be the first to comment... Show More Summary
Ronald Plishka, a gay Catholic man who suffered a heart attack on February 6, was admitted to the emergency room at Washington Hospital Center in DC for treatment. Unsure if he would survive, he requested a priest give him the...
She was rushed to the emergency room roughly two weeks ago after suffering from a traumatic miscarriage, and now Shayne Lamas is ready to head back to the comforts of her own home. Upon her exit this morning (February 20), the former "Bachelor" star released a statement to E! News, which read, "Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers. Show More Summary