Emergency Room

Police: Woman Steals Car Outside ER, Leaves Court Summons In VehiclePolice say that after being dismissed from Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur the evening of Aug. 15, Ruby Caffey jumped into the car which had been left running outside the ER.
Hospitals See Increase in ER Visits after ObamacareOfficials with St. Anthony's Medical Center say they saw record patient volumes in their Emergency Department in March, April and May.
Can I Pay For Contacts Or Glasses With My Health Insurance?Some insurance plans may include coverage for contacts and glasses, though most don't.
How Do I Choose A Doctor?Finding a new primary care physician takes time, patience and research. Start by considering your personal needs.
How Do I Use My Health Insurance?A main goal of Obamacare is to switch the nation’s healthcare system from one that focuses on treating illness to one that works to prevent illness and promote health and longevity.
Where Can I Get Care?Your insurance company and state government maintain directories of doctors. These can be great starting places for learning where to get care.
Emergency Room 'Frequent Fliers' Costing Time, Money"For example, asthmatics who don't have a good primary care home, they'll come to the ED every time they have a flareup because they just ran out of their medications"
St. Louis Area Sees Rise in Urgent Care CentersLocal hospitals noted the trend from the ER to urgent care. Mercy now operates eight urgent care locations and SSM Health Care will soon have four.
Study: Bud Consumed By More ER Patients Than Any Other Alcoholic BeverageA new study has found that Budweiser was the drink of choice for the largest percentage of those who wound up visiting the emergency room with alcohol-related injuries.
Local Doctor Urges Firework SafetyA local ER doctor warns that fireworks can be dangerous and people should practice firework safety.
UPDATED: Teen Charged In Hospital CrashA woman has been arrested on suspicion for DUI after backing her car into a emergency room doorway.
More Americans Seeking Dental Treatment at the ERMost of those emergency visits involve trouble such as toothaches that could have been avoided with regular checkups.
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