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Bitten, shot, spat on: Violence in hospitals common for staffupdated: Fri Sep 17 2010 07:20:00

A gunman critically injured a doctor at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, and later killed himself and his mother, police say -- the latest violent incident in a health care setting.

Get prepared for FEMA-funded Disaster Hero gameupdated: Sun Jun 27 2010 07:17:00

In an attempt to raise awareness of disaster preparedness, the American College of Emergency Physicians has teamed up with casual games publisher and developer Legacy Interactive to create "Disaster Hero.

Study tracks effects of interruptions on doctorsupdated: Wed May 12 2010 21:39:00

Interruptions in the emergency room may exact an unhealthy toll on patient care, a group of Australian researchers reported Thursday.

Haiti's survival stories no shock to expertsupdated: Thu Jan 21 2010 10:30:00

The fact that survivors have been unearthed more than a week after being entombed without food or water in quake-stricken Haiti is no surprise and simply underscores the body's resilience in the face of adversity, emergency medicine experts told CNN Wednesday.

How to get help in a hurry in the ERupdated: Fri Jun 26 2009 12:57:00

A friend of mine had a houseguest recently who, while sipping a cup of tea at her kitchen table late at night, broke out into nasty-looking hives all over his back. A quick inspection found that a tick had burrowed its way into his skin. After removing it with a pair of tweezers, she whisked him to the emergency room.

But is it really an emergency? When to take a child to the ERupdated: Thu Apr 16 2009 16:55:00

Naomi Zikmund-Fisher says her son's life was saved by her maternal instincts -- and her son's flat ears.

CNNMoney: How to survive the ERupdated: Mon Nov 21 2005 15:36:00

Funny thing about emergencies: you don't see them coming.

Money Magazine: Cruising? Test The Watersupdated: Fri Jan 01 1999 00:01:00

As the cold, dark winter drags on and sun-drenched climes beckon, you may be considering a cruise--and wondering whether you should concern yourself with anything other than lido decks, silly drink...

Money Magazine: WHAT TO ASK YOUR HMO ABOUT EMERGENCY CAREupdated: Sun Sep 01 1996 00:01:00

You might think that joining a managed-health-care plan, such as a health maintenance organization, guarantees that your insurance bills will be paid if a health crisis sends you rushing to an emer...

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