Broken Collarbone

May 2020 Update: In the midst of the current COVID-19 crisis, we know that people continue to need immediate medical attention for unrelated injuries and illnesses. As your neighborhood emergency room, we want you to know that your safety and well-being are top priorities for us. Armed with the area’s best emergency room physicians, we are open 24/7 for all of your emergency medical needs. We recognize the apprehension that many people have when visiting an emergency room for care. We want to assure you that we are taking all precautions to protect our patients and our staff. We have Read More..

Common Grilling Injuries

May 2020 Update: In the midst of the current COVID-19 crisis, we know that people continue to need immediate medical attention for unrelated injuries and illnesses. As your neighborhood emergency room, we want you to know that your safety and well-being are top priorities for us. Armed with the area’s best emergency room physicians, we are open 24/7 for all of your emergency medical needs. We recognize the apprehension that many people have when visiting an emergency room for care. We want to assure you that we are taking all precautions to protect our patients and our staff. We have Read More..

Lawn Mower Injuries in Children

May 2020 Update: In the midst of the current COVID-19 crisis, we know that people continue to need immediate medical attention for unrelated injuries and illnesses. As your neighborhood emergency room, we want you to know that your safety and well-being are top priorities for us. Armed with the area’s best emergency room physicians, we are open 24/7 for all of your emergency medical needs. We recognize the apprehension that many people have when visiting an emergency room for care. We want to assure you that we are taking all precautions to protect our patients and our staff. We have Read More..

Wrist Sprains vs Fractures: How to Tell the Difference

May 2020 Update: In the midst of the current COVID-19 crisis, we know that people continue to need immediate medical attention for unrelated injuries and illnesses. As your neighborhood emergency room, we want you to know that your safety and well-being are top priorities for us. Armed with the area’s best emergency room physicians, we are open 24/7 for all of your emergency medical needs. We recognize the apprehension that many people have when visiting an emergency room for care. We want to assure you that we are taking all precautions to protect our patients and our staff. We have Read More..

Emergency Room IV Fluids for Dehydration

There are several things that come to mind when most people think about dehydration. These may include hot summer days, not drinking enough water, and over-exercising without replenishing electrolytes. But, do you know what happens to the body when it’s dehydrated? And, do you know how to recognize symptoms? When can it be relieved by drinking fluids, and how do you know if you need to go to the Emergency Room? What is dehydration? Dehydration occurs when the body loses more fluid than what it needs to function properly. While it’s normal to lose fluids through sweating, spitting, urinating, and Read More..

Ankle Sprains vs Fractures: How to Tell the Difference

Living life comes with fun times as well as responsibilities. And, whether you’re doing physically demanding work, participating in a sport that makes you happy, or you suffer an accident — sometimes — those experiences result in injury. But, how can you tell whether you’ve sprained or fractured an ankle? What can you do to treat it? And, is there any way of preventing it from happening again? Ankle Sprains Sprained ankles occur when you roll, twist, or turn your ankle suddenly. It can happen when power walking, running, or landing after a jump. If such a movement causes the Read More..

The Most Common Reasons for ER Visits

Whether you’re working at a dangerous job site, unintentionally ingested a poisonous substance, or had an accident while doing your sport or hobby of choice, days when you end up visiting an emergency room start out just like any other normal day. And, while some of the conditions turn out to be simply scares, others are due to serious health risks. What are the most common reasons for ER visits? And, what are the most common symptoms that indicate you need emergency medical care? The 7 Most Common Reasons for ER Visits 1. Abdominal Pain At some point or another, Read More..

Gunshot Wound Evaluation: What to Expect

Between 2006 and 2016, approximately 6,885 people died in the US from accidental shootings. The reasons are several — a lack of a childproof safety device, unsafe storage, loaded firearms when not in use, or no loaded chamber indicator (LCI). In addition, there are gunshots caused by acts of violence — from assault to domestic violence — as well as suicide attempts. Regardless of the circumstances, finding out a loved one has been shot is horrifying, and time is of the essence to prevent disability or death. Gunshot Wound Care There are many ways in which a gunshot wound can affect the Read More..

Vomiting Blood (Hematemesis)

No matter the circumstances, vomiting is always an unpleasant experience. Add to that the fact that it often occurs in conjunction with other symptoms of illness — such as fatigue, fever, chills, or an upset stomach — and it’s enough to make the ordeal miserable. But, if in addition to the regular discomforts that usually come with vomiting, you notice you also regurgitated blood, you likely feel concerned about what it means. What’s going on with your health? What causes a person to vomit blood? And, when should you go to the ER? What is hematemesis? The medical term for Read More..

When to Visit the ER for Sudden Weakness

At some point in time, everyone experiences feeling tired. And if you are dealing with a lot of work responsibilities and tight deadlines, or — the big kahuna of them all — are a parent of young children, you may feel like your levels of exhaustion are reaching new heights. But, there’s a difference between a lack of energy and feeling fatigued and experiencing body weakness due to a chronic health condition. What is weakness? While the term is often used interchangeably by people experiencing fatigue or tiredness, weakness is the term used to refer to a loss of muscle Read More..