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Feb 27, 2019, 12:01 ET Scoot Safe! New Public Service Announcement Shares Emergency Physicians' Tips for Electronic Scooter Riders

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) today launched a public health and safety campaign to urge millions of electronic scooter riders...


Oct 19, 2018, 13:55 ET One in Six Patients Could be Denied Insurance Coverage in an Emergency if Anthem Policy Continues to Spread, New Study Shows

A new study in JAMA Network Open underscores the risk to patients if the Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield policy to deny emergency coverage based...


Aug 30, 2011, 09:31 ET AED Failures Connected to Deaths from Cardiac Arrest

More than 1,000 cardiac arrest deaths over 15 years are connected to the failure of automated external defibrillators (AEDs); battery failure...


Aug 18, 2011, 10:16 ET Emergency Physicians to Parents: Do a "Back-To-School" Health Checklist

As students return to school for another year, the nation's emergency physicians have developed a checklist for parents and guardians to help make...


Aug 11, 2011, 11:46 ET Pirate-Inspired Emergency Medical Technique

Emergency physicians using the "Captain Morgan" technique had a nearly 100 percent success rate in treating hip dislocations, while posing less risk...


Aug 08, 2011, 04:39 ET Barriers to Primary Care Doubled in a Decade Leading to Continued Rise in Emergency Department Visits

A shortage of primary care may lead to ever-increasing rates of emergency department use, even for people who have health insurance, according to a...


Aug 03, 2011, 11:17 ET Higher Spending on Emergency Care Associated with Lower Mortality Rates -- New Study by MIT Economist

Patients who experience medical emergencies far from home in areas that spend more on emergency care have significantly lower mortality rates...


Jul 28, 2011, 04:37 ET In Hot Summer Months - Dehydration Comes on Fast and Can Be Fatal, Nation's Emergency Physicians Warn

As hot temperatures continue to soar throughout much of the country, the nation's emergency physicians are treating more people with heat-related...


Jul 14, 2011, 01:00 ET Historic Partnership of Emergency Medicine Organizations Collaborate To Advance Federal Regulatory Efforts as Health Care Reforms are Implemented, ACEP Announces

Representatives of key emergency medicine groups met today in Washington, DC, for the first time in their official capacity as governors of the...


Jun 23, 2011, 11:25 ET Nation's Emergency Physician Issue Warning about Lightning: Take Precautions To Avoid Being Killed or Injured

As summer temperatures heat up, the atmosphere becomes more unstable, causing severe weather that may include lightning. On average in the United...


Jun 12, 2011, 12:00 ET Ambulance Diversion Strongly Linked with Increased Mortality of Heart Attack Patients, New Study Finds

Lengthy periods of ambulance diversion are associated with higher mortality rates among patients with time-sensitive conditions, such as acute...


May 23, 2011, 07:00 ET Want to Cut Costs in the ER? Pass Medical Liability Reform

Nearly half (44 percent) of almost 1,800 emergency physicians responding to a poll report that the biggest challenge to cutting costs in the...


May 11, 2011, 08:30 ET Es menos probable que los hispanoamericanos reconozcan los signos y síntomas de una apoplejía

Si bien la apoplejía, enfermedad cardíaca y otras enfermedades cerebrovasculares son la cuarta principal causa de muerte entre hispanos, las...


May 11, 2011, 08:30 ET Hispanic Americans Less Likely to Recognize Signs and Symptoms of Stroke

While stroke, heart disease and other cerebrovascular diseases are the fourth leading cause of death in Hispanics – stroke and heart disease account...


May 04, 2011, 09:40 ET Deep Vein Thrombosis Like A Ticking Time Bomb, Nation's Emergency Physicians Warn

As temperatures warm and travel picks up around the country, the nation's emergency physicians issue a warning about the serious dangers associated...


Apr 28, 2011, 01:00 ET Emergency Visits Are Increasing, New ACEP Poll Finds; Many Patients Referred By Primary Care Doctors

More than 80 percent of emergency physicians responding to an ACEP poll said emergency visits are increasing in their emergency departments, with...


Apr 19, 2011, 02:17 ET Media Advisory: Health Writers' Conference in New York City

The following is being released today by the American College of Emergency Physicians: What: Crisis in the ER: Rx for the Future Hosted by the...


Mar 16, 2011, 11:42 ET Drug-Related Poisoning The Cause For Nearly 700,000 Emergency Department Visits a Year, According to New Research

New visits for drug-related poisoning in the United States continue to rise; therefore, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and the...


Mar 15, 2011, 02:19 ET ACEP Slams 'Blame the Patient' Trend

Aiming to stop a trend in which emergency patients are blamed for the nation's high health care costs, Dr. Sandra Schneider, president of the...


Mar 07, 2011, 10:40 ET Nation's Emergency Physicians to Public: Asthma Emergencies Are Preventable

Asthma kills thousands of people in the United States each year. Millions more suffer from the disease and that number is on the rise. The nation's...


Jan 21, 2011, 11:00 ET Texas Medical Liability Reforms Are a Model for the Nation

As Congress considers national medical liability reform; the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) today said that the state of Texas is a...


Jan 11, 2011, 11:45 ET Deadline Extended! Call for Entries: ACEP's 2011 Journalism Awards of Excellence for Coverage of Emergency Medicine Issues

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) recognizes significant contributions made by members of the news media to cover emergency...


Dec 15, 2010, 10:35 ET Nation's Emergency Physicians Warn Public About Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Emergency physicians see the tragic consequences of carbon monoxide poisoning each year, especially during the winter months when people begin using...


Nov 23, 2010, 10:02 ET Need Emergency Surgery? Take a Number

The majority of emergency department directors responding to a survey report inadequate on-call trauma coverage, and nearly one-quarter report a loss ...


Nov 22, 2010, 04:30 ET Call For Entries: ACEP's 2011 Journalism Awards of Excellence for Coverage of Emergency Medicine Issues

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) recognizes significant contributions made by members of the news media to cover emergency...