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Senate committee comes to agreement on 'surprise billing'

Nobody likes receiving unexpected medical bills, especially when they followed all the rules and thought they paid what they owed. But one in five people who go to emergency rooms … Click to Continue »

10 Sledding Safety Tips For Kids

  Nothing says winter quite like a pile of snow, a child all bundled up, and a sled. Unfortunately, the Consumer Products Safety Commission reports that there are about 46,000 sledding injuries that are seen in emergency rooms each year, most of which include children under the age of 15 who suffer a head injury.... Read More »

Your ER Doctor could determine your likelihood of long-term opioid use

Luck may play a role in determining who ends up taking prescription opioids long-term, according to a study released Wednesday that found a link between the prescribing habits of hospital emergency room doctors and extended use of narcotic painkillers. People seen by an emergency room physician...

Once upon a time, being a doctor was great. Not anymore.

Gather round kids! Let Grandpa Doctor Leap tell you a few things about the old days of doctoring in the emergency room: Back in the good old days, medicine was what we liked to call “fun.” Not because it was fun to see people get sick or hurt or die, but because we were supposed […]

The doctor you see in the ER may put you on a path toward long-term opioid use

3 days agoHealth : The Checkup

A new study finds striking differences in the prescribing habits — and effect — of hospital emergency room physicians.

Emergency Room Overuse by Kevin Purcell DC

My son -in -law is an ER physician. So are some colleagues of mine. My brother a PI attorney. There is a some kind of disconnect. Patients are coming in with rolled ankles by ambulance. Kids at 2:00am with fever whose parents never tried Tylenol? Why? I wonder if physicians and nurses are concerned about [...]Show More Summary

How Long You Stay On Opioids May Depend On The Doctor You See In the E.R.

3 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Which doctor a person happens to see at a local emergency room can have long-term consequences when it comes to opioid use. Within the same hospital, some doctors are three times more likely to prescr...

Habit Forming

At a glance: New research shows great variation among clinicians' opioid prescribing practices and links physician prescription patterns to patients' risk for subsequent long-term opioid use. Being treated by an emergency room physician...Show More Summary

As Burden Of Cardiovascular Disease Grows, Research Is Our Best Defense

At 34, Shane Mandel was a military veteran, avid cyclist and father of three. When he felt his chest tighten, he figured it was a bad case of heartburn. Just to be safe, he went to the emergency room. A doctor reviewed test results and said, “So when did you have your heart attack?” Shane thought it was a mistake. Show More Summary

Long-Term Opioid Use Could Depend on the Doctor Who First Prescribed It

3 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

A study of the use of opioid painkillers found that patients who had encountered a “high-intensity” prescribing doctor in the emergency room were more likely to become long-term users.

A black man accused French police of raping him. Police claim it was an accident.

last weekNews : BlogPost

By the time Théo arrived at a French emergency room on Feb. 2, he was covered in blood. Doctors discovered that his primary injury had been caused by a police truncheon, one that had been forced inside the man’s rectum during a violent encounter with multiple officers in Aulnay-sous-Bois, a suburb north of Paris. Théo, […]

California Reports More Young Adults Ending Up in ER Because of Heroin

A growing number of Californians in their 20s are ending up in the emergency room because of heroin, according to the Los Angeles Daily News. The post California Reports More Young Adults Ending Up in ER Because of Heroin appeared first on Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

Toddler’s scraped knee is cleaned with wet paper towel, but hours later she’s rushed to the emergency room!

When I was young (not that long ago) I cleaned all of my cuts and scrapes with paper towels before putting a bandaid on. When we were out of bandaids,

Black Women Face Devastating Losses If Obamacare Is Repealed

Bianca Adams worked part-time jobs as a spa professional, sometimes juggling two or three at a time, for years. But none of them offered her insurance, which meant that the 47-year-old with diabetes often went to the emergency room for...Show More Summary

A MAN’S GOT TO UNDERSTAND HIS LIMITATIONS: Man’s daily vodka intake calcified his pancreas. After…

A MAN’S GOT TO UNDERSTAND HIS LIMITATIONS: Man’s daily vodka intake calcified his pancreas. After drinking a half a pint of vodka every day since he was 35, a 50-year-old man in Pennsylvania went to the emergency room vomiting blood. He complained of abdominal pain and “foul-smelling diarrhea” that had been plaguing him for two […]

Ear Gauges and Snakes Are a Bad Mix

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

People end up going to emergency rooms for a lot of strange reasons, but having a snake stuck in your ear gauge is probably a new one even for the veteran ER doctors. Ashley Glawe of Portland Oregon found out the hard way not to let your snake get too close to your ear gauges. Show More Summary

Girl Gets Pet Snake Stuck In Stretched Earlobe

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Geekologie

Because this is the world we live in now, Ashley Glawe recently got her pet ball python stuck in her stretched earlobe and had to go to the emergency room, where doctors made a small incision in her ear and used Vasoline to free the snake. Show More Summary

Inside Your Earlobe Is A Terrible Place To Keep A Pet Snake

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

There’s no slithering out of this one. An Oregon woman found herself in the emergency room last week after her pet ball python got himself stuck in her gauged earlobe. Ashley Glawe said that she was holding the snake, named Bart, when he decided to dive into the hole in her ear. “I tried to get him out myself,” she told CNN. Show More Summary

Snake Gets Stuck in Woman’s Stretched Earlobe

An Oregon woman’s Facebook page has gone viral after she posted photos showing a snake stuck in her gauged earlobe hole. Ashley Glawe wound up in the emergency room after her pet snake, Bart, a ball python, poked its head...

74-Year-Old Man Accused of Getting His Entire Church High on Weed Cookies

Several congregants, aged 12 to 70, ended up in the local emergency room on that fateful day, complaining of “adverse effects” from the cookies—which they reported as tasting unusually salty.

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