Is It An Emergency? Insurer Makes Patients Question ER VisitIn an effort to curb unnecessary and costly ER visits, the Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer has told customers in a few U.S. states to go to the hospital only in a real emergency such as a heart attack, stroke and major bleeding or they could wind up footing the bill.
Pain Relievers Worked As Well As Opioids In ER PatientsThe results challenge common ER practice for treating short-term, severe pain and could prompt changes that would help prevent new patients from becoming addicted.
Local ERs Call in Extra Staff for EclipseThey're taking the August 21 total solar eclipse very seriously at many local hospitals.
Emergency Rooms Prepare for Heat Wave In St. LouisThere will be temps in the 100's and heat index values of 105 to 113 degrees.
Flu Cases in St. Louis Continue to RiseThere were more than 2,000 cases in all of Missouri.
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.
Study: Time Matters in Treatment of Stroke VictimsTwo studies show improvements in the ER and ambulances possibly cutting down critical time for stroke victims.
Charlie Brennan: Warren Littlefield & Mike ShannonCharlie talks with former NBC President of Entertainment Warren Littlefield about his book,"Top of the Rock".
Des Peres Hospital Offers Geriatric Emergency RoomsAnother sign of the graying of America -- dozens of hospitals across the United States now offer special geriatric emergency rooms.
Slips, falls on the ice send patients to local ER's in droves

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