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Zippers send thousands of men to ER each year

There's Something About Mary

An estimated 17,616 people wound up in U.S. emergency rooms between 2002 and 2012 because they caught their genitals, almost always penises, in zippers, according to a new study.


Man billed after father dies waiting for ambulance

Durand Ford, Jr. says the District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Service Department has sent him a $780.85 bill for an ambulance that he called for his father early on the morning of Jan. 1.


Ow! Pubic hair grooming injuries on the rise


Whether it’s a DIY Brazilian wax or a botched attempt at "manscaping," homegrown efforts to remove the hair down there are sending more people to emergency rooms, new research suggests.


Patient molests woman in Brooklyn ER, authorities say

A 27-year-old woman at a Brooklyn hospital was molested by a fellow patient previously convicted of sex abuse, authorities said.


Joss Whedon's 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' series adds 'ER' star Ming-Na

Joss Whedon is starting to put together his team of special agents for Marvel's upcoming "Avengers"-related TV series "S.H.I.E.L.D."


No Health Insurance? No problem. Romney Says That Freeloading In The ER Is Now All Good

Mitt Romney

When asked whether the nation has a responsibility to provide health care to the 50 million Americans who do not currently have coverage, the Governor responded: “... If someone has a heart attack, they don’t sit in their apartment and die. We pick them up in an ambulance, and take them to the hospital, and give them care...”


ER visits after drinking may not be covered

Up to half of the people who are treated at hospital ERs and trauma centers are under the influence of alcohol.


Need the ER? Make an Appointment Online

Need the ER? Make an Appointment Online

The average stay in an emergency room is more than four hours, and a recent GAO report found that emergency room patients who "need" to be seen in less than 15 minutes are usually seen in twice that time.


Many falls, and resulting ER visits, could be prevented

Accidental falls are the leading injury-related reason why Americans seek emergency medical care, with nearly 9 million visits a year, but some ...


'Disturbing trend' for kids in sports: ER visits for concussions soar

'Disturbing trend' for kids in sports: ER visits for concussions soar

Emergency room visits for school-age athletes with concussions has skyrocketed in recent years, suggesting the intensity of kids' sports has ...


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