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Extend Section 1011 Funding for America's Emergency Rooms

Rep. Joe Baca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Joe Baca

While the debate on health care reform legislation continues, there is very little discussion about the federal government's responsibility to extend a critical funding stream for emergency care in our nation's hospitals.

Debate the Solution, But Don't Deny the Problem

Aaron E. Carroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron E. Carroll

I recognize I'm not going to convince all of you to become single-payer supporters through a post here. I've learned to live with that. We will disagree as to the best solutions. But can we at least agree that there is a problem?

Kids Take Care Of Mom, Lisa Strong, Who Lost Her Arms, Legs (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In the Strong family, it's the children who take care of their mother. Chloe and Jesse Strong are 10 and 11-years-old. They cook and clean. Chloe ...

Why President Obama's 'Taurus Tax' Is the Wrong Medicine

Drew Westen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Drew Westen

President Obama promised that there would be no middle class tax hikes on his watch. Apparently he's changed his mind.

Physician's ER Experience Changes His Mind On Health Care

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Jack Coulehan is a professor of preventive medicine at Stony Brook College in New York. He always shrugged off ER horror stories, arguing that, as a s...

Joaquin Rivera Robbed While Dying In Emergency Room

Huffington Post/AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

UPDATE: Authorities have released footage of the terrible robbery: ******** PHILADELPHIA (Associated Press) - A school counselor suffering an app...

Health Care's Front Lines: 24 Hours In The ER

USA Today | Susan Page, Marisol Bello, John Fritze, Mary Brophy Marcus and Liz Szabo, USA TODAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Dr. Robert O'Connor had taken charge of the emergency room only minutes earlier when the cellphone in his pocket rang: The Western Albemarle Rescue Sq...

Oh Unlucky Day!

Tamar Abrams | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tamar Abrams

I confess that I dread August 4 each year. Bad things have happened in my life on August 4 -- two cataclysmic events.

Emergency Physicians Can Trust Their Judgment on Chest Pain Patients

Abhinav Chandra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Abhinav Chandra

Sometimes, emergency heart patients could be better served by staying at the hospital and having more tests rather than being treated and released or discharged.

Simple Math: Keeping People out of the ER = Saving Money

Dr. Johnny Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Johnny Benjamin

I won't bore you with the moral reasons for supporting adequate health care coverage for all Americans. I will appeal to your more pragmatic side: it will save you a lot of money.

Testing for Date Rape Drugs

Sophia Carroll | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sophia Carroll

On Independence Day, somebody somehow slipped a pill into my wine glass at a dinner dance, and I left about three minutes before it really hit. Date rape drugs are a weapon.

Heck of a Town

Howard Dean | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Howard Dean

I was born in New York City. I can remember riding double-decker buses on top for a nickel, and when the Third Avenue subway through Yorkville was an elevated train.

An Essential Cheat Sheet of Important Medical Info

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jon LaPook

Because you never know where you'll be -- or what you'll be carrying -- when you head to an ER, I highly suggest that you share your medical synopsis with an "emergency healthcare buddy."

Inside an Ambulance

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jon LaPook

Today I'm with two paramedics who are going to help me tell you everything you ever wanted to know about ambulances.

5 Tips For An Emergency Room Visit

abcnews.com | Marie Savard, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

I hope you never need to use the emergency room -- either for yourself or a loved one. But the truth is that there are more than 115 million ER visits...

Not One Thin Dime: Republican Health Advisor Says the Uninsured Can Just Go to an Emergency Room

Harold Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harold Pollack

There is a mentality at work here, whereby the comfortable and complacent regard the suffering of others with undue equanimity. You can't afford regular healthcare, but you can always go down to the ER.