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Apr 28, 2020, 14:00 ET New Poll: Nearly a Third are Delaying or Avoiding Medical Care Due to COVID-19 Concerns

With some waiting rooms nearly empty, emergency physicians are seeing a worrisome trend play out across the country. Nearly a third of American...


Apr 27, 2020, 16:12 ET Emergency Physicians Advocate to Protect Our Communities During COVID-19

A global pandemic is not stopping America's emergency physicians from advocating directly with lawmakers about what Congress can do to protect the...


Apr 24, 2020, 11:00 ET ACEP Announces Susan Sedory as its Next Executive Director

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) is pleased to announce that Susan Sedory, MA, CAE, will be its next Executive Director. As the...


Apr 21, 2020, 09:00 ET [email protected]: A Free Guide for In-Home Coronavirus Care

With hospitals under siege by the coronavirus, millions of Americans are home struggling to manage their mild to moderate COVID-19 symptoms. To help...


Apr 15, 2020, 16:48 ET Amidst COVID-19 Concerns, Emergency Physicians Urge Public Not to Delay Necessary Medical Care

As some communities face the peak of the COVID-19 outbreak in their area, others are preparing for a surge of COVID-19 related cases. Emergency...


Apr 13, 2020, 17:50 ET ACEP Stands in Solidarity with Emergency Physician in COVID-19 Related Custody Dispute

In response to news reports that an emergency physician has temporarily lost custody of her child because of her job on the frontlines of the...


Apr 06, 2020, 11:00 ET ACEP Urges Americans To Wear Cloth Masks in Public, Save Medical Masks for Health Professionals

In response to recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that people should cover their face while out in public...


Apr 01, 2020, 16:16 ET ACEP Mourns Loss of First Emergency Physician to COVID-19

About learning of the passing of an emergency physician from East Orange General Hospital in New Jersey due to symptoms consistent with the novel...


Mar 30, 2020, 11:30 ET ACEP Strongly Supports Emergency Physicians who Advocate for Safer Working Conditions amidst Pandemic

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) is shocked and outraged by the growing reports of employers retaliating against frontline health...


Mar 25, 2020, 11:34 ET Emergency Physicians to American Public: Stay Home, Save Lives

As emergency physicians risk their lives each day as they battle the worldwide pandemic COVID-19, they have a request of the American people: stay...


Mar 04, 2020, 16:27 ET Emergency Physicians Recommend Policy Changes to Effectively Combat U.S. COVID-19 Outbreak

As the nation braces for a widespread outbreak of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, today the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) sent...


Feb 27, 2020, 15:55 ET New JACEP Open Analyses Explore Coronavirus Risk Factors and Public Health Concerns

Emergency physician-led teams are on the frontlines of coronavirus treatment, prevention and response. JACEP Open, a new official open access journal ...


Feb 27, 2020, 15:38 ET Emergency Physicians and Emergency Nurses Need More Resources to Fight Coronavirus

America's emergency care teams—which serve on the frontlines of any pandemic response—have urged Congress to approve emergency supplemental...


Feb 14, 2020, 12:55 ET Emergency Physicians: Take Care of your Heart Today

Valentine's Day is a great reminder to prioritize heart health and recognize the signs of an emergency, according to the American College of...


Feb 10, 2020, 18:24 ET ACEP Supports House Ways and Means Approach to Ending Surprise Bills

In response to the recently released surprise billing proposals from the House Ways and Means, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)...


Feb 03, 2020, 14:17 ET Coronavirus Threat Remains Low, Emergency Physicians are Prepared to Protect the Public

Following the announcement from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that it has declared the coronavirus a nationwide public...


Jan 31, 2020, 16:18 ET Emergency Physicians Dismayed by Trump Administration's New Medicaid Block Grant Approach

In response to the recent announcement of the Trump Administration's Healthy Adult Opportunity, William Jaquis, MD, FACEP, president of the American...


Jan 29, 2020, 15:50 ET Emergency Physicians Oppose Supreme Court Decision to Allow "Public Charge" Rule

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) strongly opposes the recent Supreme Court decision upholding the Trump Administration's "public...


Jan 15, 2020, 14:51 ET JACEP Open: Vaping Emergencies May Initially Go Unrecognized

Diagnosing EVALI—the e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury illness that's recently garnered national attention—can be...


Dec 09, 2019, 21:07 ET ACEP Statement on Proposed Surprise Billing Approach from House Energy and Commerce and Senate HELP Committees

Following the release of details from a surprise billing agreement between Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee Chairman...


Dec 03, 2019, 11:43 ET INVENTING SOCIAL EMERGENCY MEDICINE: Extensive New Report Examines Social Issues Impacting America's Emergency Departments, Establishes Framework for New Field Within Clinical and Academic Emergency Medicine

Poverty, homelessness, mental illness, substance use disorders, violence, and other patient social factors are increasingly impacting America's...


Nov 26, 2019, 18:50 ET Emergency Physicians Support CDC Recommendations to Administer the Flu Vaccination in Immigration Detention Centers to Prevent Mass Outbreak

In response to the newly-released letter to Congress that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection ignored recommendations from the Centers for Disease ...


Nov 26, 2019, 16:48 ET Emergency Physicians Support CDC Recommendations to Administer the Flu Vaccination in Immigration Detention Centers to Prevent Mass Outbreak

According to a recently released letter from congress, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has abandoned recommendations from the Centers...


Nov 25, 2019, 14:26 ET Thanksgiving Do's and Don'ts from Emergency Physicians

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) urges everyone to be safe this holiday season. A few safety tips will go a long way toward making ...


Nov 21, 2019, 16:43 ET Emergency Physicians Applaud Bill to Prevent Violence in the Emergency Department

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) applauds the House passage of the bipartisan, "Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and...