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Anorexia patient told by ER nurse to 'go get some supper'

Carla Lamb, 31, who suffers from a serious eating disorder, has called out Eastern Health to put more emergency mental-health services in the region where she lives.

Former E.R. doctor sentenced for raping, killing pregnant woman

Delaware - Delaware County prosecutors in Ohio contend a former emergency room doctor violated his oath when he murdered a woman and her unborn child.

Op-Ed: Thank goodness for General Hospitals like SF General, life-saver! Special

San Francisco - Thank goodness for general hospitals every where, especially the one in my hometown, San Francisco General Hospital. It serves the entire City and its outreach also includes adjacent San Mateo and Marin counties.

Father who went for kidney stones discovers he is a woman

Denver - Steve Crecelius, a photographer from Denver, Colorado, who has a wife and six children, went to hospital for a kidney stone ultrasound. But he got unexpected news. The ultrasound results revealed that he has woman's internal organs.

Antidote to cocaine overdose developed

La Jolla - In what could be a major breakthrough in treating cocaine addiction, investigators at the Scripps Research Institute have developed an injectable solution that can protect mice from an otherwise lethal overdose of cocaine.

Flying squirrel checks into New Jersey ER

Rahway - On Tuesday night hospital personnel were faced with a unique situation when a flying squirrel came into a Rahway, N.J. hospital emergency room.

Study: Rate of children poisoned by medicine rising dramatically

Atlanta - A new study has found the number of children under 18 seen in emergency rooms due to an accidental overdose of prescription or over-the-counter medication has risen dramatically, with over 70,000 visits to hospitals occurring each year.

British Columbia hospital uses Tim Hortons as emergency room

Vancouver - Due to a shortage of beds, staff at the Royal Columbian Hospital near Vancouver used the Tim Hortons coffee shop as a temporary emergency room for five patients between 11:15 p.m. and 12:45 a.m. PST.

Wounded dog takes himself to New Mexico emergency room

When the automatic doors opened at the San Juan Regional Medical Center, in walked a German Shepherd mix with blood on his nose and paw, and a small puncture wound on one of his rear legs.

OP/ED: Two 911 calls, ER staff and police on hand as woman dies

A woman lay bleeding in a ER waiting room and could get no help, two calls were made to 911 to get this woman medical treatment, then police were called and the woman dies as she's arrested. Listen to the 911 tapes and judge for yourself.

ER Closed by Swarm of Bees

7000 bees rendered a Little Rock emergency room closed for a few hours.

Hospital ER rooms are over crowded

For this, we needed a study?

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The day after treatment at the ER at SF General Hospital  the ambulance bill arrived. $2 065.00 the ...
The day after treatment at the ER at SF General Hospital, the ambulance bill arrived. $2,065.00 the total and that is just for the ride to the hospital not the invoice from the ER itself.