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31 min ago | Circulation

Transfer Metrics in Patients With Suspected Acute Aortic Syndrome [Data Report]

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.


Related Topix: Medicine

5 hrs ago | World Magazine

Organizing things

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.


Related Topix: Medicine

6 hrs ago | Dallas Observer

Surprise Bills from Texas Emergency Rooms Enough to Give Even the Insured a Heart Attack

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.


Related Topix: Medicine

13 hrs ago |

Market Report, "AdvantEdge Healthcare Solutions, Inc. - Medical...

The company provides healthcare information technology and medical billing services. Its hospital based practices include anesthesia billing, radiology billing, pathology billing, emergency medicine billing, hospitalist billing, multi-specialty billing, other specialty billing and medical billing software.


Related Topix: Advantedge Healthcare Solutions, Medicine, Warren, NJ

Mon Sep 15, 2014

District Administration

Give children with food allergies access to emergency medicine at school

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.


Related Topix: Medicine, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Dallas Morning News

Texans at risk of big unexpected bills after hospital stay, report says

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.


Related Topix: Texas, Medicine

Fire Rescue Magazine

Are We Keeping Our Burn Patients Warm Enough?

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.


Related Topix: Medicine, University of Pittsburgh

Sys-Con Media

TeamHealth Names Oliver Rogers Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

"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.


Related Topix: Professional Staff, IT Services, Human Resources, Medicine

Modern Healthcare

Dr. Gail Anderson, 'father of emergency medicine,' dies

Dr. Gail Anderson, a surgeon known as the "father of emergency medicine," died earlier this month of complications from pneumonia in Pasadena, Calif.


Related Topix: Medicine, Pasadena, CA, University of Southern California


New ER team meets community

Dr. Jeffery Bacon, left, visits with Dr. Matt Ledges. regional medical director of TeamHealth, at the Sterling Regional MedCenter cookout on Saturday to introduce the providers to the community.


Related Topix: Medicine, Sterling, CO

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Las Vegas Newstrip

Stroke telemedicine

In stroke telemedicine, also called telestroke, doctors who have advanced training in the nervous system remotely evaluate people who've had acute strokes and make diagnoses and treatment recommendations to emergency medicine doctors at other sites. Doctors communicate using digital video cameras, Internet telecommunications, robotic telepresence, smartphones and other technology.


Related Topix: Stroke, Medicine, Health, Neurology

Fri Sep 12, 2014


desipramine, Norpramin

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.


Related Topix: Medicine, Desipramine (generic), Norpramin, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Texas, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio


Vote no on Proposition 46

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.


Related Topix: Medicine, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Drug Testing, Opinion

The Daily News

Unintended Consequences: ER Visits Increase

Hospital officials have been pushing for the state to expand Medicaid health care coverage for thousands of Tennessee's poorest citizens, despite two significant and related concerns: Expansion will lead to increased visits to the most expensive place in America for routine health care, the emergency room. Medical assistant Zaira Olivieri prepares for a patient in one of the examination rooms at the clinic at Saint Thomas Family Health Center South.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Medicine, Bill Haslam, US Governors

Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Scarsdale Daily Voice

Dr. Rafael Torres Joins White Plains Hospital's Medical Staff

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.


Related Topix: Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, St. Joseph's (Baltimore, MD), George Washington University, Yonkers, NY

Mental Help Net

Fear About Disease Progression Prompts ER Returns

Perceived inability to access timely follow-up care and uncertainty and fear about disease progression are the main reasons for return visits to the emergency department, according to a study published online Sept. 2 in the Annals of Emergency Medicine .


Related Topix: Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Wed Sep 10, 2014

The Martha's Vineyard Times

Martha's Vineyard Hospitalwill add a walk-in clinic

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.


Related Topix: Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

Modern Healthcare

California docs protest Tenet hospitals' plan to use outside staffing firm to manage contracts

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 on your iPad, switch to the new Modern Healthcare app - it's optimized for your device but there is no need to download.


Related Topix: Hospital Administration, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Tenet Healthcare Corporation


Emergency Room Doctor Explains Respiratory Virus

Alyssa Chin joined 11 News from Idaho Falls/Pocatello, Idaho where she spent 4 and a half years covering news and sports in Eastern Idaho. There she covered everything from a high school student murdered by her classmates to the Utah Jazz making their run in the NBA playoffs.


Related Topix: Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Common Cold, Health, Penrose, CO

Tue Sep 09, 2014


Mantle Cell Lymphoma

Dr. Charles "Pat" Davis, MD, PhD, is a board certified Emergency Medicine doctor who currently practices as a consultant and staff member for hospitals. He has a PhD in Microbiology , and the MD .


Related Topix: Lymphoma, Health, Medicine, Texas, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, University of Texas Medical Branch, University of Virginia