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May 09, 2019, 16:12 ET Emergency Physicians: White House Principles Must Go Further to Protect Patients from Surprise Bills

In response to the release of the White House's principles regarding surprise billing, Vidor Friedman, MD, FACEP, president of the American College...


May 03, 2019, 15:40 ET Emergency Physicians: HHS Conscience Rule Puts Patient Safety At Risk

A final rule issued this week by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) expands "conscience protections" for providers who refuse to...


Apr 05, 2019, 12:16 ET ACEP: Emergency Visits Reach All-Time High

Emergency visits climbed to a record high of 145.6 million patients in 2016, the most recent year available, according to new data from the Centers...


Mar 13, 2019, 13:08 ET Don't Drink and Drive: Emergency Docs Urge You to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day Safely

Almost 30 people in the United States die in alcohol-impaired vehicle crashes every day—that's one person every 48 minutes. In 2017, there were...


Jan 29, 2019, 13:26 ET Emergency Physicians: Extreme Cold Temperatures Across Nation Create Serious Health Risk

Temperatures will plummet across much of the country and some areas may even see some of the coldest temperatures on record. The nation's emergency...


Jan 28, 2019, 12:29 ET Diabetes Tops Common Conditions For Frequent Geriatric Emergency Patients

Older adults go to the emergency department more often than other age groups, stay longer, and typically require more resources and medical...


Jan 28, 2019, 09:58 ET ACEP Presents Framework To Protect Emergency Patients From Out-Of-Network Billing Issues

As legislators on Capitol Hill prepare to address the surprise billing issues that are affecting millions of patients across the country, the...


Jan 17, 2019, 11:48 ET Blue Cross & Blue Shield Policy in Mississippi Puts Patients At Risk

The Mississippi Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (MS-ACEP) and its national organization today came out against a policy...


Dec 20, 2018, 16:03 ET ACEP Offers Holiday Health and Safety Tips to Avoid the ER

All the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) wants for the holidays this year is for you to be safe and healthy. Avoid a trip to the...


Dec 19, 2018, 11:18 ET Sleeping in Contact Lenses Puts You at Risk of Dangerous Infection

Contact lenses are worn by an estimated 45 million Americans. Improper care or wear, like going to sleep without removing your lenses, can lead to...


Nov 28, 2018, 12:39 ET Transfusions with Older Blood Linked to Adverse Events, Death, new study finds

After a serious injury, the leading cause of death is loss of blood. Major trauma victims who receive transfusions of packed blood 22 days old or...


Nov 20, 2018, 14:45 ET ACEP Statement On Chicago Hospital Shooting

In response to yesterday's shooting at Chicago Mercy Hospital, Vidor Friedman, MD, FACEP, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians...


Nov 14, 2018, 13:12 ET Emergency Physicians Offer Advice On How To Avoid A Thanksgiving Emergency

For millions of people, Thanksgiving starts in the kitchen. Unfortunately, so do many safety risks, such as cooking fires. Emergency physicians offer ...


Nov 12, 2018, 10:19 ET Hands-Only CPR Training Kiosks Can Increase Bystander Intervention, Improve Survival, Study Shows

Prompt action from a bystander can impact the likelihood a person survives cardiac arrest when it occurs outside of a hospital. Hands-Only...


Oct 16, 2018, 14:44 ET Emergency Physicians Provide Halloween Safety Tips For Parents

It is estimated that more than 41 million children will trick-or-treat nationwide this Halloween. The nation's emergency physicians offer a few tips...


Oct 03, 2018, 16:55 ET ACEP Applauds Passage of Opioid Crisis Response Act

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) today commended Congress for passage of opioid legislation that is critical to improving...


Oct 02, 2018, 12:00 ET Violence in Emergency Departments Is Increasing, Harming Patients, New Research Finds

Violence in America's emergency departments is increasing, causing harm to physicians, staff and patients, according to new research. Nearly half (47 ...


Sep 18, 2018, 16:49 ET Emergency Medicine Research on Display at ACEP18-Scientific Assembly

Leading researchers in emergency medicine will present nearly 500 studies during the Research Forum at ACEP18-Scientific Assembly, the annual meeting ...


Sep 18, 2018, 14:31 ET Tele-News Conference: Research Offers New Insights Into Violence In U.S. Emergency Departments

What: Tele-News Conference: New research and polling data will be released during ACEP's annual meeting (ACEP18) in San Diego, Calif., providing...


Sep 11, 2018, 12:42 ET Hurricane Florence Threatens Widespread Devastation Along Southeast Coast; ACEP Urges Public to Prepare Now

Hurricane Florence is rapidly intensifying and is currently forecast to cause a potentially devastating blow to the Southeast U.S. Coastline,...


Sep 05, 2018, 14:37 ET New CDC Guidelines Detail Treatment of Pediatric Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

New evidence-based guidelines, developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with input from the American College of Emergency...


Aug 22, 2018, 11:03 ET Certain Antibiotic-Resistant Infections On the Rise, New Research Shows

Nearly six percent of urinary tract infections analyzed by a California emergency department were caused by drug-resistant bacteria in a one-year...


Aug 16, 2018, 11:45 ET ACEP Invites the Public To Celebrate 50 Years of Emergency Care

Most people today understand that emergency physicians are medical specialists, according to a new survey by Morning Consult,i which was conducted as ...


Aug 16, 2018, 11:31 ET Back to School: It's Time to Update Your Child's Health Information

Book bags are replacing beach totes as it quickly becomes time for students to go back to school. Organizing your child's health information, keeping ...


Jul 17, 2018, 12:29 ET Physician Groups Take Legal Action Against Anthem's Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and the Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) today filed suit against Anthem's Blue Cross Blue...