News Archives

April 04, 2017

I thought I had caught him. Logging onto our prescription monitoring system, I found recently filled prescriptions for hundreds of doses of Oxycodone, Morphine, and Hydromorphone from multiple emergency departments and pain management specialists, all under my patient’s name.

April 03, 2017

There is a rural healthcare crisis due to alarming closure rates of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in sparsely populated communities.

March 21, 2017

Patients presenting with chest pain associated with normal EKGs, negative cardiac enzymes, and few cardiac risk factors are designated “low-risk,” and can often be safely to discharge from the emergency department (ED) for early patient follow-up if no emergent conditions are found.

March 06, 2017

Level of consciousness (LOC) is a measurement of arousal and response to external stimuli. An altered (from individual baseline) LOC can be caused by insufficient oxygenation, traumatic injury, or changes to the chemical environment of the brain.

January 30, 2017

A recent article in The British Medical Journal highlights the impact of a web based aid to help in the decision for either admission for observation or referral for outpatient workup in those with chest pain.

January 26, 2017

A new article by Nagurney et al. in press in the Annals of Emergency Medicine examined association between emergency department (ED) visits and functional decline in the community-living geriatric population.

November 02, 2016

Last month, Health Affairs published new research on hepatitis C treatment in American prisons.

October 24, 2016

Every day in the United States, 60 people die from opioid overdoses (44 from prescription painkillers and 16 from heroin (1). Opioid addiction is an epidemic that has far-reaching societal impacts. U.S.