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31 min ago | Circulation
From the Departments of Internal Medicine , Emergency Medicine , Cardiovascular Medicine , Cardiothoracic Surgery , and Vascular Surgery , Cleveland Clinic, OH. National guidelines by the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, and European Society of Cardiology have established benchmarks for patient transfer times that serve as clinical performance measures for ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction networks.
5 hrs ago | World Magazine
This morning I took one of those big accordion cardboard filing boxes and started to organize my husband's medical bills. First the big classifications into departments-hospital, emergency room physicians, heart group, neurology group, etc.
6 hrs ago | Dallas Observer
If you're in the back of an ambulance and have control of your hand, you should probably try to call the hospital and find out if the on-call ER staff are in your network. What's that? Your arm just fell off? Naturally your first reaction might be something along the lines of, "Thank goodness I'm insured!" Your next reaction might be to scream in agony, but instead you might want to suck it up, save your breath and tell the ambulance driver not to take you to Baylor University Medical Center.
The California public school system is in the midst of a rapidly unfolding health epidemic that affects every classroom in the state. Current research indicates that food allergies and anaphylaxis - life-threatening allergic reactions - affect approximately one in 13 children, or approximately two students per class.
Some Texans with private health coverage are susceptible to a nasty surprise after a hospital stay - bills for thousands of dollars - according to a new report. Consumer protections against "balance billing" are inadequate, despite a new regulation last year by the Texas Department of Insurance, the Center for Public Policy Priorities found.
Patients with significant burns are prone to hypothermia due to the loss and degradation of skin - a large component of thermoregulation in the body. With the hallmarks of burn care centering on aggressive, calculated isotonic fluid administration, dressing wounds, pain management and rapid transportation to the appropriate care facility, thermoregulation often goes overlooked.
"His depth of experience, proven leadership abilities and professional integrity are qualities that will strengthen TeamHealth's reputation as a leading healthcare solutions organization." "I am honored to accept the position of EVP and COO," said Rogers.
Dr. Gail Anderson, a surgeon known as the "father of emergency medicine," died earlier this month of complications from pneumonia in Pasadena, Calif.
Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
As an emergency-room doctor in San Francisco for more than 30 years, I see some of the city's most critical patients - people suffering heart attacks, life-threatening infections, gunshot wounds and more. Proposition 46, which seeks to increase the limit on the amount of medical malpractice lawsuit awards, is a critical threat to the health care of all Californians.
Torres is medical director of Emergency Medicine as of Sept. 2. Torres completed his undergraduate work at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md., and received his medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine, in Washington, D.C., where he received honors for academic achievement.
The Martha's Vineyard Hospital has begun renovating the no-longer-used emergency room in the old hospital building for use as a walk-in clinic. Hospital leaders said the new clinic is necessary to address a longstanding shortage of access to non-critical health care for Islanders.
Physicians in California are fighting back against a plan to appoint an outside staffing firm to manage physician contracts at 12 hospitals owned by Tenet Healthcare Corp.The hospitals currently use independent physicians to provide inpatient care such as emergency medicine, anesthesiology and... For the best experience of ModernHealthcare.com on your iPad, switch to the new Modern Healthcare app - it's optimized for your device but there is no need to download.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 04:11 pm
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