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Jul 11, 2014, 09:02 ET
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Text Message Medicine: Texts from the ER Can Reduce Binge Drinking

Young adults who screened positive for a history of hazardous or binge drinking reduced their binge drinking by more than 50 percent after...

Jul 08, 2014, 11:20 ET
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Emergency Physicians Save More than Lives

 "We are all a heartbeat away from needing emergency care" is one of key messages of the Saving Millions campaign of the American College of...

Jul 07, 2014, 12:29 ET
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Of Non-Marijuana Drug Users in the ER, Nearly All Are Problem Drug Users

Of emergency patients who reported any drug other than marijuana as their primary drug of use, 90.7 percent met the criteria for problematic drug...

Jul 07, 2014, 09:45 ET
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Nearly 12 Million Kids Visit the ER Each Year For Injuries

Fun outdoors this summer can turn downright dangerous and result in a trip to the emergency department for kids and parents who are not...

Jul 02, 2014, 04:11 ET

One in Six Adolescents in the ER Has Experienced Dating Violence

Of adolescents visiting the emergency department for any reason, one in five girls and one in eight boys reported dating violence in the past...

Jun 27, 2014, 09:24 ET
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Homeless Alcoholics Typically Began Drinking as Children

A phenomenological study offers detailed insights into homeless, alcohol-dependent patients often stigmatized by the public and policymakers as...

Jun 24, 2014, 09:11 ET
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Many ER Patients Test Positive for HIV While in Most Infectious Stage

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) screening for emergency patients at an institution with a large number of ethnic minority, underinsured and...

Jun 12, 2014, 15:36 ET
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Emergency Physician Steve Stack Is President-Elect of AMA

The following is a statement from Alex Rosenau, DO, FACEP, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). "The American College...

Jun 04, 2014, 10:41 ET
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Cut Grass, Not Limbs

As more Americans venture outdoors this summer to do yard work, the nation's emergency physicians urge caution and common sense when using...

May 21, 2014, 00:01 ET
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ER Visits Up Since Implementation of Affordable Care Act

Nearly half of emergency physicians responding to a poll are already seeing a rise in emergency visits since January 1 when expanded coverage under...

May 09, 2014, 11:42 ET
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ACEP Celebrates 40 Years of National EMS Week May 18-24 With the Theme "EMS: Dedicated. For Life."

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) celebrates four decades of  Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week starting May 18th with...

Apr 24, 2014, 14:24 ET
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One in Five Women Report Being Raped at Some Point in Their Lives

More than 237,000 Americans are sexually assaulted each year.  That is one every two minutes. Emergency physicians are often the first people...

Mar 27, 2014, 09:47 ET
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Patient Satisfaction Scores in the ER Are Not Affected by Receipt of Painkillers

 Factors other than receipt of painkillers – including opiates – in the emergency department appear to be more important to patient...

Mar 20, 2014, 09:36 ET
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Health Insurance Coverage Increased ER Use in Massachusetts

The implementation of health care reform in Massachusetts – principally the expansion of health insurance coverage to nearly everyone in the...

Mar 05, 2014, 10:25 ET
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Think With Your Head and Protect Your Brain

An estimated 1.7 million traumatic brain injury-related hospitalizations and emergency visits occur each year in the United States, according to...

Feb 11, 2014, 09:56 ET
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"Recreational" Drug Use Like Playing Russian Roulette

 The untimely deaths of actors Philip Seymour Hoffman and Cory Monteith from drug overdoses once again highlight a serious continuing public...

Feb 05, 2014, 11:09 ET
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Decriminalizing Pot May Land More Kids in the ER

 States that decriminalized marijuana saw dramatic increases in children requiring medical intervention, although the overall number of...

Jan 16, 2014, 12:57 ET
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CORRECTION to ACEP Report Card Press Release: Arkansas, not Arizona, is 50th for Support for Emergency Care

A press release issued earlier today incorrectly stated that Arizona was ranked 50th in the nation for support for emergency care.  Arizona...

Jan 16, 2014, 11:00 ET
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Washington's Lack of Support for Emergency Patients Receives a Near-Failing D+

What are my state's grades? Find them at www.emreportcard.org Washington dropped to 35th place in the nation with a D+ in the American College...

Jan 16, 2014, 11:00 ET
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California Improves Support for Emergency Patients, Still Receives a C-

What are my state's grades?  Find them at www.emreportcard.org  California moved into the top half of the nation with a rank of 23rd...

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