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Nov 17, 2017, 09:40 ET Three Ways to Avoid a Trip to the ER This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving should be a time for family, friends and plenty of delicious food, not for preventable trips to the emergency room. These suggestions...


Nov 08, 2017, 16:54 ET A Tiny Microchip Wins Big!

Inspired by the smart technology of a hand-held game controller, Dr. Joshua Broder of Duke University walked away the ultimate winner in the...


Nov 06, 2017, 11:01 ET ACEP Statement on Mass Shooting at Texas Church

In response to the mass shooting at a Texas church on Sunday, Dr. Paul Kivela, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)...


Nov 02, 2017, 17:55 ET Emergency Medications Act Expected To Become Law

The American College of Emergency Physicians today commended Congress for passing the "Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act of...


Nov 01, 2017, 15:33 ET ACEP Elects Members To Board of Directors

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) today announced the election of four members to its Board of Directors during ACEP17 —...


Nov 01, 2017, 15:22 ET ACEP Elects Dr. John Rogers as President-Elect

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) today announced that John Rogers, MD, FACEP, of Macon, Georgia, was elected President-elect...


Nov 01, 2017, 15:09 ET ACEP Elects New Officers To Board of Directors

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) today announced the election of new officers to its Board of Directors during ACEP17—Scientific...


Oct 30, 2017, 10:00 ET Research Offers New Insights Into the Opioid Crisis

Two studies presented today at a research forum detail the intractability of opiate dependency, including among patients who are successfully...


Oct 19, 2017, 14:55 ET ACEP Statement on Alexander-Murray Bipartisan Legislation

In response to the Alexander-Murray legislation introduced today, the president of the American College of Emergency Physicians Becky Parker, MD,...


Oct 19, 2017, 13:18 ET ACEP's American Association of Women Emergency Physicians Names Christiana Care's Dr. Erin Watson Outstanding Emergency Department Director of 2017

The American Association of Women Emergency Physicians has named Erin Watson, M.D., FACEP, Outstanding Emergency Department Director for 2017 for...


Oct 12, 2017, 09:40 ET Latest Emergency Medicine Research Highlights The Evolving Emergency Medical Care Landscape

Leading researchers in emergency medicine will present nearly 500 studies during ACEP17-Scientific Assembly, the annual meeting of the...


Oct 10, 2017, 00:01 ET ACEP: Health Insurers Disagree With Your Decision To Visit The ER -- And They Refuse To Pay!

In a controversial decision, health insurance giant Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield is warning policy holders — in Georgia, Kentucky and Missouri —...


Oct 02, 2017, 14:21 ET ACEP Statement on Las Vegas Mass Shooting

The Nevada College of Emergency Physicians and the American College of Emergency Physicians today issued a joint statement about the mass shooting...


Sep 26, 2017, 00:01 ET Patients Who Get Opioids in the ER Are Less Likely to Use Them Long Term

Compared to other medical settings, emergency patients who are prescribed opioids for the first time in the emergency department are less likely to...


Sep 15, 2017, 10:42 ET Growing Reports of CO Poisoning Prompt Emergency Physicians To Urge Caution Among Hurricane Irma Victims When Using Portable Generators

Millions of Floridians are still without power following Hurricane Irma, and it could take several weeks to get everyone back online. With growing...


Sep 13, 2017, 13:21 ET ER Visits Increase To Highest Recorded Level

Emergency visits climbed to a record high of 141.4 million patient visits in 2014, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and...


Sep 06, 2017, 13:52 ET Monster Hurricane Irma on Collision Course With Florida; ACEP Urges Public To Prepare Now

Hurricane Irma's forecast track changes hourly, but this massive, powerful storm has the potential to cause a devastating blow to the state of...


Aug 31, 2017, 18:48 ET District Court Finds Government "All But Ignored" Calls For Insurer Payment Transparency

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has ruled on a motion filed by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) in...


Aug 31, 2017, 10:11 ET Only 3.3 Percent of ER Visits are "Avoidable"

Only 3.3 percent of all visits to emergency departments are classified as "avoidable," according to a study published today in the International...


Aug 25, 2017, 10:26 ET Hurricane Harvey Threatens Widespread Devastation Along the Texas Gulf Coast, ACEP Urges Public to Prepare Now

Hurricane Harvey's forecast track changes hourly but this massive, powerful storm has the potential to cause a devastating blow to a large portion...


Aug 17, 2017, 13:56 ET Could Monday's Solar Eclipse Lead to More ER Visits? ER Docs Say Yes.

As much of the nation prepares for Monday's extremely rare solar eclipse, some emergency physicians say that this natural phenomenon could lead to...


Aug 10, 2017, 11:10 ET ERs Can Improve Population Health in Rural Areas

Emergency physicians in Michigan propose a new health care delivery model for rural populations that depends on a partnership between emergency...


Jul 28, 2017, 12:49 ET ACEP Statement on Future Health Care Legislation

In response to last night's vote in the U.S. Senate, which failed to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), the president of...


Jul 26, 2017, 10:09 ET ACEP Urges Senate TO PROTECT Emergency Patients or Shut Down The Health Care Bill

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) today issued a statement, saying that now that the U.S. Senate is debating a health care...


Jul 19, 2017, 13:00 ET Rural Patients Wait Longest for EMS

The average interval between a call to 911 and arrival on the scene of emergency medical services (EMS) is 7 minutes in the United States, but...