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2014-02-05 12:28:48

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- States that decriminalized marijuana saw dramatic increases in children requiring medical intervention, although the overall number of unintentional marijuana exposures among children remained low. The Annals of Emergency Medicine study of call volume to U.S. poison centers from January 2005 through December 2011 will be published online today ("Association of Unintentional Pediatric Exposures with Decriminalization of Marijuana in...

United States Gets A 'D' When It Comes To Emergency Medical Care
2014-01-17 13:49:40

[ Watch the Video: Low Marks For US Emergency Healthcare ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new report card issued by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) gave the United States a ‘D’ when it comes to emergency medical services. Released Thursday, the report card also graded individual states on how well states support emergency care. The organization found that the emergency care environment in the US has worsened since 2009, when the ACEP...

2014-01-16 12:29:34

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Emergency physicians today sounded a warning that the continuing failure of state and national policies is endangering emergency patients, citing as proof a worse grade of D+ in the latest edition of a state-by-state report card on support for emergency care (Report Card). The Report Card forecasts an expanding role for emergency departments under Obamacare and describes the harmful effects of the competing pressures of shrinking resources...

2014-01-02 16:22:06

KINGSTON, N.Y., Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley's Broadway Campus Emergency Department is launching a dynamic new program to provide an "autism-friendly" experience for patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). With autism affecting 1 in 88 children, according to Autism Speaks®, the commitment to addressing the specialized needs of Emergency Department patients with ASD is timely. Patients with autism react and communicate differently,...

2013-11-20 23:28:52

First Choice Emergency Room opens 11th facility in Houston. Lewisville, TX (PRWEB) November 20, 2013 First Choice Emergency Room, the leading freestanding emergency room system in the United States, announced that it will open a facility in La Porte, Texas in early December. “We are looking forward to opening our 11th facility in Houston this December,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice Emergency Room. First Choice Emergency Room is...

2013-11-19 23:33:02

First Choice Emergency Room Opens 11th Facility in Dallas-Fort Worth Lewisville, TX (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 First Choice Emergency Room, the leading freestanding emergency room system in the United States, announced that it will open a facility in Little Elm, Texas in early December. “We are looking forward to serving Little Elm and the surrounding communities with our 11th facility in Dallas-Fort Worth,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice...

2013-11-18 10:31:22

Injuries from the Tough Mudder The Tough Mudder, an extreme sports event that bills itself as "probably the toughest event on the planet," resulted in injuries ranging from multiple electrical burns to seizure-induced Todd's paralysis. A case series of serious injuries sustained by participants in one such race was reported online today in Annals of Emergency Medicine "Unique Obstacle Race Injuries at an Extreme Sports Event: A Case Series." "No training on earth can adequately prepare...

2013-11-05 10:39:37

While approximately one-third of transgender (trans) patients needed emergency care in the previous year, only 71 percent of those with self-reported need indicated they were able to obtain care, which researchers theorize may be due to "perceptions and previous experiences of trans-related discrimination or poor care." The Canadian study, the first to analyze emergency department avoidance, use and experience by trans people, was published online Friday in Annals of Emergency Medicine....


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