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Expanding the Emergency Room Model:
'Central Care System' Could Help Americans
Gain Universal Health Care Access

Dr. Sudip Bose | Posted 02.12.2017 | Healthy Living
Dr. Sudip Bose

By Dr. Sudip Bose, MD -- There are many reasons why emergency rooms are dangerously overcrowded. With millions of Americans lacking adequate access to...

"Obamacare" -- Three Keys for Improvement

Dr. Sudip Bose | Posted 12.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Sudip Bose

By Dr. Sudip Bose, MD Dec. 31, 2016 -- As the 2016 presidential campaign came to a close and we elected a new president, polls showed that of the hal...

Five Universally Applicable Leadership Lessons Learned from Military Medicine

Dr. Sudip Bose | Posted 12.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Sudip Bose

By Dr. Sudip Bose, MD Dec. 7, 2016 -- In November 2004, I served in the Second Battle of Fallujah, which was the bloodiest battle of the Iraq War and...

Emergency Department Workers Face High Stress, Burnout

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.18.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) – - Emergency department workers face high job stress, but there is little effort to relieve their suffering, researchers say. A re...

With Nowhere To Turn, More Psychiatric Patients Are Ending Up In The ER

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.22.2016 | Healthy Living

The emergency room is a brutal last resort for people with mental illness, but many end up there because they have nowhere else to turn. And accordin...

The Emerging State of Medical Care In Our Nation's Emergency Rooms

Dr. Sudip Bose | Posted 10.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Sudip Bose

By Dr. Sudip Bose, MD Oct. 4, 2016 -- People who go to a hospital emergency room cannot be turned away regardless of how sick or injured they actuall...

"The Breakfast Club"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 09.15.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Because I am so culinarily challenged that both the fire department and the nearest emergency room have to be on alert whenever I try...

Hospitals Jack Up Costs 'Strategically,' Study Finds

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.12.2016 | Healthy Living

Imagine getting the bill for an ordinary dinner and noticing, in tiny print, that the restaurant charged you $40 for coffee. Surely you’d be upset. ...

Better Mental Health

Sebastian Ridley-Thomas | Posted 08.10.2016 | Politics
Sebastian Ridley-Thomas

When policy-makers say that someone has fallen through the cracks, we attempt to explain a situation as something that we cannot control. As an elected representative, it is my responsibility to identify those cracks, and propose responsible solutions to repair those cracks and ensure that they do not splinter again.

Uncovered California: Why Millions Have Fallen Into Health Care Gaps

Capital & Main | LaurenWeber | Posted 06.30.2016 | Politics

This story originally appeared in Capital & Main. Sign up for email alerts from Capital & Main. “Right now, I have a medicine sitting at Wal-Mart p...

Why Are So Many Kids Dying From Undiagnosed Type 1 Diabetes?

Peg Abernathy | Posted 06.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Peg Abernathy

An Open Letter To The Non-Diabetes Medical Community At Large and All Parents With Kids of Every Age, Everywhere! Dear pediatricians, nurses, medical...

A Nurse's Guide to ER Survival

Carol Bryant | Posted 05.20.2017 | Healthy Living
Carol Bryant

Everyone should have at least one nurse in the family to share the inside scoop on hospitals and healthcare. For those who don't have a nurse to call your own, I have a few tips that should help you navigate your way through your next ER visit.

Patients With Limited English Are More Likely To Return To The ER

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 04.29.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Patients in the emergency room who don't speak English well are slightly more likely to return within days, suggesting their care t...

Skateboarding Sends A Shocking Number Of Kids To The ER Every Day

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 04.12.2016 | Healthy Living

The growing popularity of skateboarding over the past few decades comes with an unfortunate side effect: an increase in injuries, a new study spanning...

8 Things ER Doctors Refuse to Have in Their Homes | Posted 03.08.2017 | Healthy Living

Emergency room physicians see all kinds of grisly stuff, which made us wonder: What products do they consider so hazardous they ban them from their homes and yards? Here are the everyday items that scare these accident front-liners the most.

5 Things Every Parent of Young Kids Should Know in Case of an Emergency

Rachel Brehm | Posted 01.04.2017 | Parents
Rachel Brehm

When your child is sick, hurting and scared, you will feel powerless, overwhelmed and angry. Continue to move forward, and keep this in the back of your restless mind: This too shall pass.

A Nurse and a New Year

Sonja Mitrevska-Schwartzbach | Posted 12.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Sonja Mitrevska-Schwartzbach

Because as a nurse in the intensive care unit, I've learned -- while I'm relatively young, I possess an old soul -- that nothing in this life is promised. We have no guarantee. We cannot push off what we crave today unto tomorrow, because there is no certainty that tomorrow may come.

The Man in the Wheelchair

Camila Mendoza | Posted 12.18.2016 | Latino Voices
Camila Mendoza

It was there, as I sat clutching my ear in pain, in a rundown hospital in Madrid, that I met the man in the wheelchair.

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 35. Headstrong.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 12.09.2016 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

Of course, it's nice to go on vacation to islands with private beaches. But one drawback of getting away from it all -- which every parent hopes will not become an issue -- is that you're also far away from healthcare if there's an emergency.

'Code Black' Is Full of Chaos and Compassion

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 11.12.2016 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

It is not easy to find a highly watchable series among the crop of newbies being offered on TV this season, but I have found one standout. It is CBS' Code Black, and it is ER on steroids.

Video Surveillance Can Save Lives

Adam Aronson | Posted 10.25.2016 | Business
Adam Aronson

Commonplace in other industries, but new for health care, is the latest installment of third-party remote video auditing (RVA) technology.

New Blood Test Helps ER Docs Rule Out A Heart Attack

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.09.2015 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - A new blood test might help doctors figure out faster whether someone’s having a heart attack. The test reliably told doctors whi...

Summer Wants You Dead

Edwin Leap, MD | Posted 08.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Edwin Leap, MD

We learn caution, appropriate distrust and how to fight dirty. These are lessons that our visitors would do well to understand. Because like it or not, Summer wants you dead. Now go and enjoy your bike ride!

How Google Glass Could Save Lives In The Hospital ER

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 08.14.2015 | Science

Google suspended commercial production of Google Glass in January, despite copious media attention, largely because few normal consumers saw a compell...

Have an Emergency Medical Plan for Your Destination Wedding: True Horror Stories Revealed

Sandy Malone | Posted 06.22.2016 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

When you're hosting a destination wedding someplace that most of your guests have never been, it's a good idea to have a very clear idea of what to do in case of an emergency. Preparing for something you probably won't need will give you the peace of mind.