Prescription medicine, although meant to save lives, can be extremely harmful when taken incorrectly or abused. Just one dose can be lethal when taken by a curious child or even a memory-impaired senior relative. Learning how to properly dispose of prescription drugs is important, but often confusing and overwhelming without research. At Stat Emergency Center […]
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Americans take nearly two billion trips to the beach each year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. As summer approaches and temperatures rise, more people will be planning their trips for a beach getaway. Jumping in the water to escape the heat is a great way to cool off and burn a few calories while […]
As we age, our immune systems become weakened and can lose the ability to fight certain infectious diseases. The CDC reports that in 2009–2010, a total of 19.6 million emergency department (ED) visits in the United States were made by persons aged 65 and over, and these numbers are expected to increase. But disease isn’t an inevitability of aging.
There are potential legal ramifications for those who waive copays or deductibles. In a recent federal court case, a provider sued Cigna for failing to pay out-of-network claims.
Chronic back pain, splitting headaches, sore limbs and sharp nerve sensation – these are all symptoms of some of the most excruciating medical conditions.