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.
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
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
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
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]
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
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
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...
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 [...]
When Obamacare was being debated years ago, proponents of the legislation argued that if passed, the bill would decrease emergency room visits due...
The koala stayed in the waiting room for several minutes before leaving on its own
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
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,