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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...

Dec 23, 2014, 09:51 ET
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New State Nursing Sedation Rule Promotes Patient Safety and Complies with National Guidelines

A recent rule change adopted by the state Board of Nursing outlines how nurses, under the direct supervision of physicians, are to administer...

Dec 17, 2014, 11:33 ET

Rx Drugs, "Bath Salts," Fake Pot and Laundry Pods Lead Millions to Call Poison Centers

 National Poison Control Center data from 2012 show that poisonings from prescription drugs are the leading cause of injury death in the United...

Dec 08, 2014, 14:36 ET

La desconfianza a la Policía es la Máxima Razón por la cual los Latinos No Llaman al 9-1-1 por paro Cardíaco

El miedo a la policía, las barreras lingüísticas, la falta de conocimiento de los síntomas de paro cardíaco y las...

Dec 08, 2014, 00:01 ET
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Urgent Care or ER for Holiday Injuries? New Poll Says Some Patients Get It Wrong

 With the holidays approaching — along with increases in decorating injuries, falls from ladders and illnesses related to rich food...

Dec 04, 2014, 09:56 ET

Distrust of Police Is Top Reason Latinos Don't Call 9-1-1 for Cardiac Arrest

 Fear of police, language barriers, lack of knowledge of cardiac arrest symptoms and financial concerns prevent Latinos – particularly...

Nov 25, 2014, 10:14 ET

One in Four Americans Have Diabetes and Don't Know It

Diabetes is a growing problem in the United States and it is currently the 7th leading cause of death in the country. Alarmingly, a significant...

Nov 20, 2014, 10:42 ET
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ER Visits at Record High, 96 Percent Needed Medical Care within 2 Hours

The nation's emergency departments saw more than 136 million patient visits in 2011, the highest number ever recorded, compared with 129.8 million...

Oct 28, 2014, 15:26 ET
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ACEP Elects Dr. Jay Kaplan as President-Elect

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) today announced that Jay Kaplan, MD, FACEP, from San Anselmo, Calif., was elected...

Oct 27, 2014, 12:05 ET

New Ebola Guidelines for Emergency Departments Published by CDC

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) today announced it has been working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...