Emergency Care For You

According the American College of Emergency Physicians, each year there are about 10,000 firework-related injuries are seen in ERs across the country, with half of those being kids.

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Why do I stay?

A great deal has been written about physician burnout, especially in Emergency Medicine. Inefficient electronic medical records, rapidly decreasing resources, increasing job demands, litigation risks, huge debt burdens from training, and on and on.

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What older patients and caregivers should know about urinary tract infections

Urinary tract infections, or UTIs, are regularly diagnosed in older adults. Here is what you should know about urinary tract infection (UTI) diagnosis and treatment.

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Burnout? Who, me?

I attended a conference recently where the guest speaker talked of burnout among physicians. She reported a study that found emergency medicine specialists had the highest burnout rate among physician specialties, an astonishing 60 percent.

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Can Your Pet be a Health Hazard?

Having a pet can reduce your stress and contribute to a long happy life. Still, seniors must be careful when taking them out for a walk.

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The signs and symptoms of a heart attack can vary significantly. And, there are differences between symptoms for men and women. The most common symptom is chest pain or pressure.

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Five Questions About Delirium

Sarah brings her dad, George, to the Emergency Department after coming to his house this morning and finding him reading yesterday’s paper. George called her by her sister’s name, he had his slippers on the wrong feet. Her dad was sharp and completely independent when she checked on him yesterday. What is going on with George?

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Legalization of Marijuana in Michigan – What you need to know

The passage of recreational marijuana will result in more people needing emergency care, where it has been tied to increases in traffic accidents, accidental ingestions by children and in some cases, mental health issues, including psychosis and delusions.

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Health and Safety Tips for Seniors After an Emergency Department Visit

If you are a senior citizen and you have a health emergency, it is important to take care of yourself after you leave the emergency department. There are symptoms to monitor and risks you can manage that help avoid a return trip to the hospital.

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