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10 Things Emergency Physicians Want You to Know

The more you know and expect from the ER, the safer and healthier you will be. Here are 10 things you should know about the ER: 1. Treatment is not first come, first-served: Something like a ruptured spleen will take precedence over a twisted ankle. A ruptured spleen, and the like, are life-or-death situations and -->

Wall Street Journal: “How to Stop Hospitals from Killing Us”

When there is a plane crash in the U.S., it makes headlines. There is a thorough federal investigation, and the tragedy often yields important lessons for the aviation industry. But as Dr. Makary, a surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital reports in the Wall Street Journal, the world of American medicine is far deadlier: Medical mistakes -->