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Foreigners seeking US citizenship for children flout law, can endanger babies

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

Face covered in tears, Agnes endured each painful contraction in the basement where she had spent the past few months. Several hours later, she finally went to the emergency room of a Washington, D.C., hospital. Her husband, at home in Nigeria, cried when told by phone that she had delivered a...

ER visits for severe sunburn rack up millions in costs

(Reuters Health) – Although sunburns are highly preventable, they are still responsible for tens of thousands of expensive visits to U.S. emergency rooms each year, according to a recent analysis.

An emergency physician’s brush with death

One of the terrible things about being a physician who has spent his adult life working in emergency rooms is that you have a certain terrible clarity about the dangers of this life. It’s why we’re forever pestering our loved ones with phone calls and texts: “Are you there yet!” Or telling the children, “Be […]

The complexity of the white coat

I remembered staring at the computer screen with the radiologist hoping that by staring at the images, they would change in some way. It did not seem fair that a nice lady that I was evaluating in the emergency room would be consigned to such tragic images. I was rotating through the emergency room during […]

Fox News host: Those stripped of Obamacare coverage can just go to the emergency room, right?

In our latest episode of Deep Thoughts with the Collected Cast of Fox News, the dumbest man on Fox's second dumbest show explains why it's not all that big a deal for Republicans to strip 20 million Americans from their Affordable Care...Show More Summary

Eric Bolling: Repealing Obamacare Is Great Because 20 Million People Still 'Have Emergency Rooms'

Fox News' Eric Bolling says that repealing Obamacare is just fine without having a replacement because those 20 million people who will lose healthcare still "have emergency rooms which we had before" and "that's acceptable." What a creep. That's the type of populism Republicans embrace. On Nov. Show More Summary

10 most dangerous toys for this year's gift-giving season

No one asks Santa for a trip to the emergency room — but that's what you could give children by buying them a gift on the latest "10 Worst Toys" list. The nonprofit organization World Against Toys Causing Harm, or WATCH, "nominates" toys to this list every year around this time. Show More Summary

Skip This Added Expense on Your Next Sun-Filled Vacation

Here's an extra expense you'll want to avoid if you take a tropical vacation this winter: a trip to the emergency room to treat a bad sunburn.

Retail clinics may not reduce emergency room visits for minor illness

(Reuters Health) - Despite an explosion of clinics in U.S. stores and shopping malls that can handle minor illnesses and injuries, emergency room visits for these non-emergency problems have barely decreased, researchers say.

When purchasing children’s toys, consider eye safety

Now that there are deals everywhere, you probably want to get a start on your holiday shopping. If you’re shopping for children, be mindful of eye safety when choosing the right toy. In 2014, U.S. emergency rooms treated 251,800 toy-related...Show More Summary

Even if a retail clinic is close, people often use an emergency room instead

2 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

A study suggests it’s harder than thought to encourage alternative treatment.

In retaken areas of Mosul, Islamic State still inflicts pain

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - A medic peeled blood-soaked bandages from the arm of a boy in the emergency room of a hospital in northern Iraq, revealing the full extent of the damage inflicted by an Islamic State mortar attack.

What Is Thunderstorm Asthma, And Why Is It Worst In Melbourne?

Hospitals across Melbourne were put on emergency alert on Monday night as thousands of people called ambulance services, reporting breathing difficulties and other severe symptoms. Emergency rooms were so strained that day units were opened to handle the overflow. Show More Summary

These common medications are sending Americans to the ER

A federal study revealed that one in every 250 Americans ends up in an emergency room as a result of an adverse reaction to medications. The rate rises to about one in every 100 people among those over 65. The … The post These common medications are sending Americans to the ER appeared first on Bel Marra Health - Breaking Health News and Health Information.

New Partnership Builds Real-Time Network Between ED and County Jail

Dallas, TX-based Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) has selected Loopback Analytics, a care transitions management platform provider to develop a comprehensive network connecting area hospital emergency rooms, law enforcement...Show More Summary

Thanksgiving safety tips to avoid the ER this weekend

2 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

Come Thanksgiving, the turkey isn’t the only one to take it on the chin. Emergency rooms see a host of turkey day traumas.

Your Thanksgiving meal could land you in the emergency room

By: Elizabeth Keatinge/Buzz60 This Thanksgiving, take some simple steps to make sure you end up on the couch after your big meal, rather than in the emergency room. A Phoenix-based cardiologist tells local news station KPNX he sees a...Show More Summary

Surprise Medical Bills: Why They Occur And What To Do

A recent study found that 22% of emergency room (ER) visits resulted in surprise medical bills. That number actually may be higher at different locations and circumstances.

Patients plagued by high, unexpected bills from emergency room visits

3 weeks agoHealth : Reuters: Health

(Reuters Health) - - Two Yale economists are calling for states to end a practice that allows some doctors to surprise patients with large medical bills after visits to a hospital emergency room.

At the Frontline of the Opioid Epidemic, but Unable to Help

4 weeks agoHealth : Well

People seek out the emergency room to get painkillers, but the E.R. remains one of the hardest places to get help for an addiction.

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