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Emergency Room Wait

ER Crisis: Think, Plan, Act to Get Best Emergency Care in Urgent Situations

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 08.27.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

What's ailing our ERs? Simply put, they wrongly have become the venue of last resort for too many people for medical treatment. For many of us, there are better options, including urgent care or even retail clinics.

Toddler Loses Limbs When Infection Worsens During 5-Hour ER Wait: You Can Help

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

December, with all of its holiday spirit, shouldn't be a tough month for a 2-year-old. For Malyia Jeffers, however, it started with a feverish, fiv...

ER Docs TEXT Patients Waiting Times

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON — Need an X-ray or stitches? Online, via text message or flashing on a billboard, some emergency rooms are advertising how long the d...

Emergency Room Waits, Crowding May Increase Due To Health Care Reform

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CHICAGO — Emergency rooms, the only choice for patients who can't find care elsewhere, may grow even more crowded with longer wait times under t...

My $1,547 Hospital Bill For A Rash

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

At the end of August I had a rash. I was visiting a relative at Southampton Hospital on Long Island and decided to stop at the Emergency Room to have it checked out.