Legendary comedienne Joan Rivers stopped breathing during a surgical procedure on Thursday. She was immediately rushed to the emergency room at New York's Mt. Sinai Hospital where doctors successfully revived the 81-year-old comic. Later...Show More Summary
by Nicole Cliffe This post first appeared on May 1, 2012. This is still a little too raw for me to really want to talk about it, but I got a bit of a guilt-nudge from yesterday's post on criminalizing bad mothers. All parents do something stupid at some point, and most of us get away with it. Show More Summary
I recently wrote about a hospital system in Colorado that had discovered a way to cross market its more profitable emergency room services if a patient first came to its urgent care center. Pretty clever! Then recently I came across another health care marketing trick close to home and just as sly. As I sat on a […]
Considering the plight of most people in her situation, Becky Hemingway was faring well. Her right side had gone numb, and she couldn’t speak. But her family had immediately suspected a stroke, and emergency room physicians at a hospital...Show More Summary
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When Niki Quasney felt a piercing pain in her ribcage in March, the oncologist treating her advanced ovarian cancer told her to get to an emergency room immediately.
If you’ve ever worked in an emergency room, you’ve likely treated a victim of human trafficking. We all have, often without knowing it. With nearly thirty million people in modern-day slavery around the world, there are more slaves today than at any point in history. Continue reading... Your patients are rating you online: How […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten or 12 times a year, Beatrice Adams' daughter would race her frail mother to the emergency room for high blood pressure or pain from a list of chronic illnesses.
The New York Times had a front-page story about the growth of urgent care clinics nationwide. These are the places that are often referred to as “minor emergency rooms,” or “doc-in-a-box” outfits. Their value proposition is simple: You don’t need an appointment. Show More Summary
Because life can always be more horrifying, an emergency room nurse appeared on the show Untold Stories of The E.R. with a story involving the mother of a teenage pageant contestant who fed her daughter tapeworms in order to help her lose weight. Show More Summary
Wait, what?! Pageant Mom Feeds Daughter Tapeworms E.R. Nurse Maricar Cabaral-Osorio (above) is recounting the time she made a gruesome discovery. According to Osorio, one day a girl came in to the emergency room complaining of stomach pains and
Post by Kiri Blakeley. When a teen girl came into a Florida hospital emergency room complaining of stomach pains, doctors were shocked at what they found was the cause of it. And, no, for once it wasn't a pregnancy. The girl's stomach was infested with tapeworms. Show More Summary
Homeless people squeezed out of downtown Los Angeles are migrating to nearby Lincoln Heights and Boyle Heights, where they are seeking refuge in the emergency room and on the grounds of Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, according to a six-month study released Thursday.
The stomach-turning discovery was made after a girl entered a Florida hospital's emergency room for a stomach ache but left after relieving herself of a toilet bowl-full of tapeworms. E.R. nurse Maricar Cabral-Osorio, who treated the patient, recalled the frightening ordeal for Discovery Fit & Health.
It takes a while for Violeta M. Mileo to answer the front door. She has to walk down two flights of stairs, and she's being extra careful. A couple of months ago, she fell and gouged her shoulder. She ended up in the emergency room. Photo by Nancy A. Show More Summary
It seems like people make the mistake of thinking love is about the bedroom. It's not. It's about the emergency room. Love and marriage are about who will sit there and wait.Stephen TobolowskyTruer words were never spoken.
Doctors in hospitals and emergency rooms around the world should be prepared to recognize Ebola virus infection and isolate patients if necessary, infectious disease specialists recommend. However, concerns that Ebola will spread beyond...Show More Summary
Opponents of Medicaid expansion have often distorted reports of increase Emergency Room use after their expansion of the Medicaid program in Oregon as reason to oppose the program. MACPAC, a nonpartisan federal agency that provides policy and data analysis on Medicaid and CHIP to Congress, has found the problem to not be as serious as [...]
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New York Methodist Hospital is in the process of upgrading its emergency room to handle serious trauma cases like gunshot wounds, stab gashes and major head injuries, the Daily News has learned.
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — At first, the operating room doctors thought the quiet man in jeans was a distressed family member. One shouted at him to leave as another fought to save the gunshot patient unconscious on the table.