emergency medical treatment

The New Old Age: Going to the Emergency Room Without Leaving the Living Room

The New Old Age: Going to the Emergency Room Without Leaving the Living Room

Paul Vitale assisted his mother, Maria Vitale, 88, with a hearing aid in her Elmont, Queens, home. Since March 2015, paramedics have visited 10 times, but taken her to the hospital just once.
Public Health: Surprise! Insurance Paid the E.R. but Not the Doctor

Public Health: Surprise! Insurance Paid the E.R. but Not the Doctor

Patients who go to emergency rooms at hospitals covered by their medical plans may still receive a bill from a doctor who was not in the insurance company’s network.
How to Nurse Your Hangover (and Head One Off)

How to Nurse Your Hangover (and Head One Off)

If you are searching for a surefire cure for hangovers, quit looking. Experts say there is no guaranteed remedy.
How to Nurse Your Hangover (and Head One Off)

How to Nurse Your Hangover (and Head One Off)

If you are searching for a surefire cure for hangovers, quit looking. Experts say there is no guaranteed remedy.
Is Your Cocktail Making You Sick?

Is Your Cocktail Making You Sick?

The quinine in tonic water appears clear in normal light (left) but glows under a black light (right), a property some bartenders take advantage of.
Long-Term Opioid Use Could Depend on the Doctor Who First Prescribed It

Long-Term Opioid Use Could Depend on the Doctor Who First Prescribed It

A man receiving care in an emergency room. Some emergency room doctors are far more likely than others even within their own department to prescribe opioids to treat pain in older people.
A Transgender Learning Gap in the Emergency Room

A Transgender Learning Gap in the Emergency Room

After a skiing accident, Beck Bailey, featured in Transgender Patients Face Challenges at the Hospital, encountered doctors who were unsure how to treat transgender patients.
Global Health: Inexpensive Drug Prevents Deaths in New Mothers, Study Finds

Global Health: Inexpensive Drug Prevents Deaths in New Mothers, Study Finds

A doctor holding a healthy baby at a hospital in Pakistan. Postpartum hemorrhage kills 100,000 women a year in developing countries.
Adventures in Capitalism: Outcry Over EpiPen Prices Hasn’t Made Them Lower

Adventures in Capitalism: Outcry Over EpiPen Prices Hasn’t Made Them Lower

Activists protesting the cost of medication outside Mylan’s offices in New York in September.
Adventures in Capitalism: Outcry Over EpiPen Prices Hasn’t Made Them Lower

Adventures in Capitalism: Outcry Over EpiPen Prices Hasn’t Made Them Lower

Activists protesting the cost of medication outside Mylan’s offices in New York in September.
As a Doctor Tried to Take Lives, Others Rushed to Save Them

As a Doctor Tried to Take Lives, Others Rushed to Save Them

People outside Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center on Friday, after a man killed one person and shot several others.
Public Health: The Company Behind Many Surprise Emergency Room Bills

Public Health: The Company Behind Many Surprise Emergency Room Bills

A small, rural hospital in Washington State, Newport Hospital and Health Services, outsourced its emergency room, as many hospitals have. Soon it started hearing from patients confused by getting
Public Health: The Company Behind Many Surprise Emergency Room Bills

Public Health: The Company Behind Many Surprise Emergency Room Bills

A small, rural hospital in Washington State, Newport Hospital and Health Services, outsourced its emergency room, as many hospitals have. Soon it started hearing from patients confused by getting
Take a Number: Caregivers Are Too Slow to Reach for EpiPens, Study Finds

Take a Number: Caregivers Are Too Slow to Reach for EpiPens, Study Finds

EpiPen brand auto-injection epinephrine pens, which, according to a new study, aren’t administered as often as they should to children experiencing serious allergy attacks.
Take a Number: Caregivers Are Too Slow to Reach for EpiPens, Study Finds

Take a Number: Caregivers Are Too Slow to Reach for EpiPens, Study Finds

EpiPen brand auto-injection epinephrine pens, which, according to a new study, aren’t administered as often as they should to children experiencing serious allergy attacks.