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Doctors must preserve their empathy at all costs

It was several years ago. I was a first-year internal medicine resident. Keen, tired, overworked, and still idealistic. Mr. Smith was a 45-year-old lawyer who rolled into St. Paul’s Hospital Emergency room, while our medicine team was on intake. He was a healthy appearing lawyer who noted that for the past month he had become […]

Emergency rooms slow to treat, transfer psychiatric patients

(Reuters Health) - Emergency room patients needing mental health care were transferred to other facilities six times more often than patients needing other services, and they waited longer to be treated or moved, a new study found.

Feel Better, Bruh: Travis $cott Hospitalized For Dehydration

Travis $cott Hospitalized For Dehydration Looks like Travis $cott has been riding the wave of his latest album’s success a little TOO hard. The rapper had to cool out in the emergency room for a little while earlier today. Apparentl...

Increase in Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Hinders Treatment of Kidney Infections

Researchers use hospital emergency room data from around the country to document emergence of E. coli strain that fights medication. They recommend development of new antibiotics and treatment guidelines.

One in Nine Emergency Room Patients with Injuries Caused by Violence Will Visit an ER Again Within Two Years, Penn Study Finds

Approximately one in nine people sent to Florida emergency rooms (ERs) for injuries caused by acts of intentional violence - including shootings, stabbings, assaults, etc. - in 2010 ended up being violently injured again within two years. Show More Summary

Mount Sinai doc tells Crain's about the patient whose death inspired his new book

In the summer of 2011, Dr. Prabhjot Singh, then a clinical resident at Mount Sinai Health System, first met the patient he calls Ray in the emergency room. Ray was suffering from uncontrolled... To view the full story, click the title link.

"The Breakfast Club"

By Jerry Zezima Because I am so culinarily challenged that both the fire department and the nearest emergency room have to be on alert whenever I try to get creative in the kitchen, I will never be a short-order cook. But my 3-year-old...Show More Summary

Transgender patients face fear and stigma at the doctor’s office

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Tanya Walker had lung cancer and was coughing up blood, but she says her emergency room doctor kept asking about her genitals. “It seemed like they weren’t going to treat me unless I told them what genitals I had,” Walker, a 53-year-old transgender woman, activist and advocate,...

Is youth soccer getting more dangerous? The injury rate has more than doubled since 1990.

In the United States, youth soccer is not only more popular, but it’s also getting more dangerous. Nearly 3 million American kids sustained soccer-related injuries serious enough to send them to a hospital emergency room between 1990 and 2014, according to a new study in the journal Pediatrics....

On the shoulders of giants

My multiple sclerosis diagnosis came as a total shock. Total shock as in going to the emergency room for a follow-up to a nosebleed and leaving four hours later with Bell's Palsy, a CT scan, contrast and no-contrast MRIs, and a preliminary diagnosis of MS. Show More Summary

NYPost: Hillary Avoided Hospital ER To Keep Secret the Details of Her Treatment

No. I shan't believe it. Hillary Clinton was headed to an emergency room following her sudden collapse during the Sept. 11 memorial ceremony ? but ditched her NYPD escort and detoured to daughter Chelsea Clinton?s apartment to keep details of...

Civilian injuries by cops are up nearly 50 percent

Harvard University researchers say that police and security officers have contributed to an almost 50 percent increase in the numbers of serious injuries requiring emergency room visits. An article detailing that finding, which analyzed emergency room visits from  2001 to 2014,  was published this month in the Journal of Urban Health. Show More Summary

The Training Technique 1 Woman Used to Drop 40 Pounds

last weekHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

Reader Marian Ferry wasn't always a personal trainer, fitness bikini competitor, and lover of weight lifting. After countless trips to the emergency room and always feeling tired and out of shape, she decided at 19 that she needed to change her habits. Show More Summary

Pain scales often fail to capture what ER patients feel

2 weeks agoHealth : Reuters: Health

(Reuters Health) - Asking patients in the emergency room to rate their pain on a visual scale or to rank it from zero to 10 doesn’t really convey what the patient is feeling, suggests a study from Sweden.

Lengthy ER visits for psychiatric patients often result in transfer, not treatment

People who visit emergency rooms for mental health care were transferred to another facility at six times the rate of people who visit ERs for non-psychiatric conditions, and could wait almost two hours longer, shows new research. The study highlights a persisting shortfall in emergency psychiatric services in the country.

Penn Study: Lengthy ER Visits for Psychiatric Patients Often Result in Transfer, Not Treatment

Cutbacks in capacity at state and county mental hospitals have forced more and more psychiatric patients to seek treatment in Emergency Rooms. But a new study led by the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania,Show More Summary

Lengthy ER visits for psychiatric patients often result in transfer, not treatment

(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) A new study found that people who visit emergency rooms for mental health care were transferred to another facility at six times the rate of people who visit ERs for non-psychiatric conditions, and could wait almost two hours longer. Show More Summary

A Cure for 'Catch-All' Emergency Rooms

“Crisis living rooms" are trying to limit unnecessary hospital visits by giving psychologically distressed people a place to relax.

Don't Let Sports Injuries Sideline Young Athletes

From pulled muscles to concussions, sports-related injuries are common in young athletes, sending more than 2.6 million children to the emergency room every year. Physician anesthesiologists who specialize in pain medicine note help is available if your child sustains a sports-related injury and also recommend things to do to prevent future injuries.

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