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Smoking, drug abuse could more than triple annual ER visits

Smokers are four times more likely than non-smokers to become frequent visitors of emergency rooms, according to findings uncovered by a preliminary study by an emergency room utilization researcher. Also, substance abuse and psychiatric illness could triple annual ER visits.

Solar Panels Could Save Patients In Gaza's Hospitals, Thanks To A New Fundraising Campaign

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- The electricity is there one second and cut off the next. Each time it goes, it can take a struggling patient's life with it. That's a lesson Tarek Loubani, a Canadian emergency room doctor, has learned over four yearsShow More Summary

Tracking trends in youth self-harm visitation rates to Alberta's emergency rooms

New insight is being gained into the youth visiting Alberta's emergency rooms for self-harming behavior. The study examined approximately 6,000 visits of young patients from 2002 until 2011. It found youth from families who receivedShow More Summary

Cook County man sues McDonald's over 'defective' McNugget

A local man who was taken to the emergency room after eating a "defective" Chicken McNugget at a Chicago McDonald's filed a lawsuit on Monday against the fast food chain and others, according to court documents. Zebadiah Anderson, identified only as a Cook County resident, bought Chicken McNuggets in May 2013 from a McDonald's restaurant at 10 E. Show More Summary

Lawsuit: “Defective” Chicken McNugget Contained Bone Shards That Caused “Severe Injury” When Swallowed

A Chicago man says he had to take a trip to the emergency room after eating what he calls a “defective” Chicken McNugget caused him “severe injury” when he swallowed it. He’s filed a lawsuit claiming the food in question contained one or more sharp bone shards that didn’t feel so great going down. The lawsuit says the man bought … [More]

10-Week-Old Baby Dies of Water Intoxication Due to Parents Diluting Breast Milk

Earlier this month, Herbert George Landell, 26, and Lauren Heather Fristed, 25, were arrested after bringing their 10-week-old baby girl to the emergency room, already dead due to water intoxication. Nevaeh Marie Landell was being fed...Show More Summary

My Stroke Story

by Lorraine C. Ladish I live in fear of disease. I'm terrified by a deadly disease that runs in my family -- stroke. I've taken myself to the emergency room a few times while suffering terrible headaches, suspecting that I might be on the verge of having a stroke. Show More Summary

VA hospital tells injured vet to call 911 for help if foot hurts too bad to walk 10 feet from car to ER

last weekNews : The Raw Story

A Veterans Administration hospital refused to help an injured veteran 10 feet from his car to the emergency room – and instead told him to call 911 and pay for the help himself. Donald Siefkin, a 64-year-old retired truck driver and Army vet, said he “Stepped down funny and heard a snap” Feb. 27...

How to get Medicaid patients to use primary care rather than emergency rooms

More than half of all Medicaid enrollees use hospital emergency departments to receive care for conditions that could be treated at a primary care clinic. Why? Some of it may be urgency, and it may be cheaper for them, since they won't miss work. Show More Summary

Medical News Today: High users of ER 'not time-wasters but at higher death risk'

Frequent use of emergency rooms does not mean patients are a nuisance, say authors of a study finding high numbers of emergency hospital visits are linked to a doubled death risk.

Judge: Some comments by Slava Voynov's wife can be admitted at trial

2 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

A superior Court judge ruled Friday that at least some of the statements made by Slava Voynov's wife in an emergency room can be admitted in the Kings player's felony domestic violence trial.

Study: Cuts to Medicaid dental benefits led to increased emergency room use in California

Just another example of how cuts to health care funding simply shift the costs and endanger people’s health. This time it’s a study on the impact of eliminating adult dental coverage within the California Medicaid program. Not surprisingly, the cut resulted in a significant and immediate rise in people seeking help in hospital emergency departments.

Christian Pizza Delivery Driver Who Was Stabbed While on the Job Forgives His Attacker: I Want to 'Show Him Christ'

A 19-year-old Christian pizza delivery driver says he has forgiven the attacker who stabbed and carjacked him outside of an emergency room while he was delivering an order.

Ground Broken for 90,000-Square Foot Healthcare Facility

New facility will have family medicine, an imaging center, pediatrics, women's health services, psychiatry and physical therapy, along with an emergency room and a 24-hour pharmacy.The new center will focus on a team approach to healthcare.

Confronting cognitive bias in the ER

As an internist, working in the emergency room feels at times like the dark underbelly of medicine. The frenetic pace, the need to make decisions within highly uncertain conditions, and reliance on technology all cut against the grain of the internists credo of “being a doctor’s doctor.” If internists are biased in how they arrive […]

Emergency Physicians Are Not Likely To Prescribe Opioids To Discharged Patients

While some people visit primary care physicians when they're in pain, others head to the emergency room. With emergency physicians wanting to provide pain relief to their patients, prescribing opioids to discharged patients may seem like the best option to some — but many physicians are refusing to jump the gun too soon. Published in the Annals of [...]

Surprise: ER Visits Still Going Up Despite Promises Obamacare Would Bring Them Down

When Obamacare was being debated years ago, proponents of the legislation argued that if passed, the bill would decrease emergency room visits due...

Koala Casually Enters Australian Hospital's Emergency Room

The koala stayed in the waiting room for several minutes before leaving on its own

Pizza Delivery Man Gets Stabbed, Makes Delivery Anyway

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

A pizza delivery man in Louisville, Kentucky, completed a Sunday afternoon delivery after getting robbed, stabbed and carjacked. Josh Lewis, 25, was making a delivery from Spinelli’s Pizzeria to the Norton Hospital emergency room at around 2:45 p.m., WLKY reports. Show More Summary

The Real MVP: Stabbed Pizza Delivery Man Does This Before Going To The Emergency Room

Stabbed Pizza Man Delivers Pizza While On His Way To Hospital A Louisville pizza delivery driver was stabbed and carjacked, but managed to drop off the pizzas before collapsing. Via WLKY: Willow Rouben, regional manager for Spinelli’s Pizzeria,

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