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Aug 12, 2015, 15:08 ET
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Terrorism Readiness and Active Shooter Situations Topics for Discussion at Emergency Physicians Conference in Boston

More than 7,500 emergency physicians from across the country will be in Boston for the ACEP 2015 Scientific Assembly at the Boston Convention &...

Aug 10, 2015, 11:11 ET
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Homework for Parents -- Your Child's Back-To-School Health Checklist

Summer fun is almost over for millions American students.  It's time to put away the swimsuits, dust off the book bags and head back to school...

Aug 06, 2015, 14:27 ET
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Urban ERs See High Rates of Hepatitis C Infection

 An urban emergency department that set up a hepatitis C testing protocol saw high rates of infection among intravenous drug users and Baby...

Aug 05, 2015, 10:09 ET

Medicaid Dental Coverage Does Not Prevent ER Visits

More than 2 percent of all emergency room visits are now related to non-traumatic dental conditions, despite the expansion of dental coverage under...

Aug 03, 2015, 04:11 ET
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Many Seniors Overestimate Their Mobility

Many seniors who visit emergency departments require more assistance with physical tasks than they think they do, which may lead to hospital...

Jul 29, 2015, 15:22 ET
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ER Docs: Minnesota State Report Promotes Inaccurate Views about Emergency Patients

 The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and Minnesota ACEP today jointly took issue with a new report being promoted by the...

Jul 15, 2015, 16:08 ET

La Perdida Permanente de la Visión Puede Suceder en un Parpadeo

WASHINGTON, 15 de julio de 2015 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Más de dos millones de personas visitan los departamentos de...

Jul 14, 2015, 10:57 ET

Permanent Vision Loss Can Happen In the Blink of An Eye

More than two million people visit the nation's emergency departments each year because of eye injuries or eye infections.  Some of these...

Jun 26, 2015, 10:25 ET

ACEP Issues Statement Following Supreme Court Verdict

The decision today by the Supreme Court will prevent millions of people from losing their health insurance, but does not stem the rising tide of...

May 18, 2015, 10:44 ET
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Childproofing Your House Prevents Injury, Saves Lives

Any new parent quickly learns that a toddler is into everything.  It only takes a quick second for that child to get out of your sight and...

May 04, 2015, 09:15 ET
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ER Visits Continue to Rise Since Implementation of Affordable Care Act

Three-quarters of emergency physicians report that emergency visits are going up, according to a new poll.  This represents a significant...

Apr 15, 2015, 09:12 ET
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ACEP Applauds Passage of Historic Medicare "Doc Fix"

 The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) today applauded passage of legislation in the Senate to permanently replace the flawed...

Apr 13, 2015, 11:05 ET

Emergency Departments Improve Readiness to Care for Children

Pediatric emergency care coordinators in the nation's emergency departments are strongly linked with improved readiness to care for children,...

Mar 26, 2015, 12:02 ET

ACEP Supports Repeal of the SGR: "Congress Must Replace Failure with Success"

 The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) urges passage of the legislation just introduced to replace the Medicare Sustainable...

Mar 12, 2015, 09:38 ET
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The ACA May Reduce ER Visits (Slightly) but Doesn't Affect Hospitalizations

 Two patient groups created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – Medicare patients enrolled in federally designated patient-centered...

Mar 04, 2015, 10:35 ET
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Go To Bed! Doctor's Orders

Your lack of sleep not only is affecting your health, but also the health and safety of those around you.  Daylight savings time doesn't make...

Feb 24, 2015, 09:14 ET
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Emergency Physicians Call for Action to Prevent Firearms Injuries

 Leaders from eight professional health organizations, including the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), and the American...

Feb 10, 2015, 16:05 ET
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Congressional Leaders Focus on Improving Patient Care and Reducing Costs through Federal Medical Liability Reform

 Medical liability reform for physicians who practice in emergency departments is essential to improving the delivery of patient care, saving...

Feb 05, 2015, 09:07 ET
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Emergency Rooms Prepared For Measles Outbreak

The nation is dealing with the worst measles outbreak in more than a decade.  Once again — and reminiscent of the recent Ebola crisis...