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Jul 07, 2016, 08:11 ET High Blood Pressure By Itself Is Not Necessarily An Emergency

Visits to emergency departments for patients with hypertension increased by 64 percent between 2002 and 2012 while hospitalizations for those...


Jul 06, 2016, 15:00 ET ACEP Applauds HHS Proposal to Remove Pain Questions From Federal Patient Satisfaction Surveys

In response to a proposal by Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell to remove pain questions from various CMS Patient Experience...


Jul 05, 2016, 11:04 ET Drowning #1 Cause For Unintentional Injury Death For Kids 1 to 4 Years Of Age

Summer is here, which means millions of people hit the pools, beaches and lakes to cool off and take in the sun. The nation's emergency physicians...


Jun 15, 2016, 17:49 ET ACEP Applauds House Passage of Mental Health Legislation

 Following Congressional progress toward providing additional resources for patients with serious mental illness, the American College of...


Jun 13, 2016, 10:07 ET ACEP Issues Statement on Orlando Mass Shooting

In response to the mass shooting this weekend in Orlando, Florida, Dr. Jay Kaplan, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians...


Jun 02, 2016, 10:30 ET Zika Reinforces the Importance of Insect Repellent

The Zika virus has been identified in many locations, including reported cases here in the United States. The virus — which is specifically...


May 19, 2016, 14:48 ET ACEP Sues Federal Government

 Following a federal government decision in favor of health insurance companies, the nation's emergency physicians filed suit against the U.S....


May 18, 2016, 09:11 ET Educational Debt for Emergency Medicine Bigger Than Average Mortgage

The average educational debt carried by emergency medicine residents is approximately 25 percent higher than the average mortgage in the United...


May 09, 2016, 00:01 ET Insurance Companies Mislead Patients By Selling "Affordable" Policies That Cover Very Little

Nine in 10 emergency physicians responding to a new poll say that health insurance companies are misleading patients by offering "affordable"...


May 03, 2016, 09:48 ET Imodium® for a Legal High Is As Dumb and Dangerous as It Sounds

 The over-the-counter anti-diarrhea medication Imodium®, or its key ingredient loperamide, is increasingly being abused by people...


Apr 19, 2016, 11:21 ET When It Comes to A Child's Weight in the ER, Mama Knows Best

Parents outperform even sophisticated measurement systems in emergency departments when it comes to estimating their children's body weight,...


Apr 19, 2016, 10:16 ET Emergency Visits Are Not Going Down Since ACA Implementation, CDC Says

 Emergency visits are increasing despite the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), with key reasons including...


Apr 14, 2016, 14:41 ET Puede su Monitor de Actividad Física (Fitbit®) Salvar Su Vida en la Sala de Emergencia?

Médicos de emergencia utilizaron el monitor de actividad física y el teléfono inteligente de un paciente para identificar...


Apr 14, 2016, 14:11 ET Can Your Fitness Tracker (Fitbit®) Save Your Life in the ER?

 Emergency physicians used a patient's personal activity tracker and smartphone to identify the time his heart arrhythmia started, which...


Apr 11, 2016, 10:48 ET Insurance Company Report on New York Emergency Visits Is Based on Inaccurate Assumptions and Flawed Analysis, Puts Patients at Risk

 The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and its New York Chapter today jointly took issue with a new report from Excellus...


Apr 06, 2016, 10:26 ET Fresh Air Is Only Great If You Actually Can Breathe It!

 About 1 in 12 people (25 million) have asthma and the numbers are increasing every year. The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)...


Apr 05, 2016, 12:17 ET Can Your Fitness Tracker (Fitbit®) Save Your Life in the ER?

 Emergency physicians used a patient's personal activity tracker and smartphone to identify the time his heart arrhythmia started, which...


Mar 30, 2016, 12:33 ET ACEP Cautions San Diego County Emergency Patients

 The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) along with its California Chapter today voiced concerns about warning people not to seek...


Mar 22, 2016, 09:53 ET How to Spot Elder Abuse and Neglect in the ER: Things Are Not Always As They Seem

 When older adults in severely debilitated states show up for treatment in the emergency department, emergency physicians and staff must be...


Mar 21, 2016, 11:53 ET Nearly Two-Thirds of Americans Don't Have Living Wills -- Do You?

 It's a difficult topic for many to discuss let alone take action on.  What are your legal health care wishes in the unfortunate chance...


Mar 16, 2016, 15:06 ET Nation's Emergency Physicians Applaud CDC Opioid Guidelines

 In response to new guidelines for the prescribing of opioids released yesterday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the...


Mar 03, 2016, 09:54 ET Nation's Emergency Physicians Criticize CMS Ruling as Another Victory for Big Insurance

 In response to a ruling issued Monday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that exempts health insurance plans from...


Feb 17, 2016, 10:31 ET Rhode Island State Report Promotes Inaccurate Views About Emergency Care and Puts Patients at Risk

 The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and its Rhode Island Chapter today jointly took issue with a new report by the state's...


Feb 02, 2016, 10:00 ET Protect Your Heart on Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is usually filled with love, friendship and romance for millions of Americans. The nation's emergency physicians say the best way...


Feb 01, 2016, 04:11 ET Texas Two Step Aims to Set World Record for CPR Training February 6, 2016 in Texas

A coalition of emergency physicians and health groups in Texas is hosting the "Texas Two Step: How to Save a Life" event on February 6, 2016 at 43...