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How summer's heat leads to uptick in emergency room trips

Summer weekends are time to have fun. But some people's revelry can land them in the emergency room.

Friday - 07/11/2014, 08:22am EDT

Tags: Kristi King, Emergency Physician at Washington Adventist Hospital, Washington Adventist Hospital, Dr. Terry Jodire, Dr. Robert Shesser, George Washington University.

You'd be surprised what can land you in the emergency room

WTOP's Michelle Murillo reports.

Monday - 05/12/2014, 03:35am EDT

Tags: michelle murillo,

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ER doc recounts 'shocking' aftermath of Boston Marathon bombing

Dr. Leana Wen's memories of the Boston Marathon bombing are fresh in her mind, a year after the life-changing tragedy.

Tuesday - 04/15/2014, 11:29am EDT

Tags: paula wolfson, Boston Marathon bombing, Leana Wen,

Texting, walking more risky than distracted driving

Emergency room doctors report a skyrocketing number of pedestrians being hurt while walking and texting, which accounts for more injuries per mile than distracted driving.

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 04:18am EST

Tags: texting while walking, Dietrich Jehle, University of Buffalo,

What to do when a heart attack strikes

If you're having a heart attack, or even think you are, don't mess around.

Monday - 02/10/2014, 05:46am EST

Tags: paula wolfson, heart attack, Dr. Joel Buzy, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital

How long will you wait at the emergency room?

An app shows you how long it takes, on average, to see a doctor or other licensed professional at hospitals near you, plus the time it takes to drive there.

Friday - 12/20/2013, 10:35am EST

Tags: hospitals,

Beer lands consumers in the ER often

There's a certain booze that lands people in the ER the most often.

Sunday - 08/18/2013, 08:11am EDT

Tags: Johns Hopkins, veronica robinson, Beer,