Poor and minority patients are more likely to have cancer detected via emergency room visit

Medicare patients from lower socioeconomic groups and several ethnic minority groups were more likely than their wealthier, whiter peers to be diagnosed with cancer following an emergency room visit, according to results of a study presented at the 12th AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved, held here Sept. 20-23. Although […]

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Kristen Bell Takes Daughter to Emergency Room After Finger Smashed in Door

Brave girl! Kristen Bell’s daughter took a trip to the emergency room after smashing her finger. “First emergency room visit,” the Good Place star, 39, captioned a Thursday, August 22, Instagram selfie with her little one. “One hairline fracture and a finger smushed so hard in the door it popped like a jelly donut.” https://www.instagram.com/p/B1fOywun6Ro/ First emergency room visit. One […]

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Manitoba NDP holds rally in hopes of saving Seven Oaks Hospital’s ER

Dozens of people gathered outside Seven Oaks Hospital on Sunday afternoon to protest the upcoming closure of the hospital’s emergency room. The transition of the facility’s ER to an urgent care centre was originally scheduled for September but has since been moved up to Monday at 7 a.m. “(Premier Brian) Pallister is choosing to close another ER despite clear evidence […]

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UN says Ebola outbreak in Congo still not a global emergency

The World Health Organization on Friday said the Ebola outbreak in Congo—which spilled into Uganda this week—is an “extraordinary event” of deep concern but does not yet merit being declared a global emergency. The U.N. health agency convened its expert committee for the third time to assess the outbreak, which some experts say met the criteria to be designated an […]

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More opioids given than prescribed in emergency department

(HealthDay)—The rate of emergency department visits with opioids only given during the visit is higher than the rate for visits with opioids only prescribed at discharge and for visits with opioids given and prescribed, according to a May data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics. Pinyao Rui, M.P.H., and Susan […]

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Milla Jovovich Describes 'Horrific' Emergency Abortion Experience

Sharing her story. Milla Jovovich opened up about the emergency abortion she had two years ago, calling it a “nightmare.” https://www.instagram.com/p/Bxc8jFGA7GU/ I don’t like to get political and I try to only do it if a really have to and this is one of those times. If someone doesn’t want to continue reading, you have been warned.Our rights as women […]

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Many EDs Do Not Have Pediatric Area, Emergency Care Coordinator

FRIDAY, Dec. 28, 2018 — Many emergency departments do not have a pediatric area or pediatric emergency care coordinator (PECC), but an intervention can increase use of PECCs, according to three studies published in the December issue of Academic Emergency Medicine. Alexandra Camargo, from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and colleagues surveyed all 5,273 U.S. emergency departments to characterize emergency […]

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Perth hospitals declare emergency mental health code yellow after 'ugly week'

Hospital emergency department staff are bracing for a tough weekend after a week that has already been described as “ugly” by a senior doctor. Perth’s mental health system was under such stress this week that a 'code yellow' was called, reflecting an internal emergency relating to overcrowding and the lack of mental health beds in the system to accept patients […]

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