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Urgent Care or the Emergency Room?

By Shantala Sonnad, MD  |  11/14/2016

More than 100 million Americans go to the emergency room every year. While most of us visit the ER only for true emergencies, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the most common reasons people visit the ER...

Life in the ER: Emergency medicine cases and tips

As an emergency medicine physician, my job is to figure out what is wrong – and quickly. Then, I identify what actions are necessary. Here’s an example: An elderly woman is brought in by ambulance. Her vital signs are normal, but ...

Where do you go for immediate care that isn’t exactly an emergency?

By Shantala Sonnad, MD  |  6/30/2015

Summer is here! Now’s the time to bring your little ones outside to enjoy running, jumping, swimming, hiking and exploring. Unfortunately, all these great activities increase the incidence of bumps and bruises, insect bites, minor...

Medical Emergency Part 3: You Dialed 9-1-1. What Else Can You Do?

By Wendy Hennessy  |  6/5/2015

Do you know what to do in a medical emergency? Do you know what the signs are? In this final part of our medical emergency series, we offer some quick tips on various medical emergency symptoms and what to do after calling 9-1-1. ...

Medical Emergency Part 2: How to Recognize a Stroke

By Wendy Hennessy  |  6/3/2015

Do you know what to do in a medical emergency? Do you know what the signs of a stroke are ? In Part 2 of our three-part series, we offer some quick tips on what to do if you think someone is having a stroke. Pay attention, act pro...