UnitedHealthcare Facing Criticism Over New Policy On ER VisitsAccording to the policy, claims ultimately determined to not be emergencies will be subject to limited or even no coverage.
Coronavirus Fears Have North Texans Avoiding Emergency CareTexas Health says it has seen a decline in ER patients not related to COVID-19, and local EMS providers have seen a decrease in people calling 911.
Patients Missing Medical Appointment In Fear Of Coronavirus Called 'Unnerving' By Dallas CardiologistEmergency rooms at hospitals across North Texas started seeing a steep drop in patients in mid-March, with some down more than 35%.
Flu Case Numbers On The Rise In North Texas, Not Slowing Down Anytime SoonFlu cases are on the rise in North Texas, and the worst is yet to come.
North Texas Children's Hospitals Seeing Influx Of Patients This Week, Resulting In Longer WaitsEmergency room doctors say before coming to the ER, depending on the severity of your child’s case, you might want to call their pediatrician first or visit an urgent care clinic.
Nurse Says Human Trafficking Battle Begins In Emergency RoomThe Trump Administration is pursuing its war on human trafficking as the United States Department of Transportation takes aim at truckers, but a North Texas nurse says the battle begins somewhere besides the road.
Study: Household Cosmetic Products Send Children To ER Every 2 HoursA new study finds that every two hours in the U.S., a child is brought to the emergency room due to unintentional exposure to personal care and cosmetic products.
JPS Hospital Declares 'Code Yellow' For Higher Than Usual ER Demand“There are sick patients in Tarrant County and right now we are overwhelmed with them," said Jesse DeWaard, Executive Director of Emergency Services at JPS.
Study: More Child ER Visits For Swallowed Toys, Coins & BatteriesThe number of young kids who went to U.S. emergency rooms because they swallowed toys, coins, batteries and other objects has more than doubled.
Analysis: Guns Sent More Than 75,000 U.S. Kids To ER Over Nine YearsGun injuries, including many from assaults, sent 75,000 U.S. children and teens to emergency rooms over nine years at a cost of almost $3 billion.
ER Nurse In Viral Video: 'Wash Your Stinking Hands'A Florida nurse's Facebook rant about the "cesspool of funky flu" in emergency room waiting areas is getting a lot of attention.
Could A Co-Pay Curb Emergency Room Abuse?A U.S. Representative is weighing in on the idea of charging a co-pay to Medicaid patients who go to North Texas hospital emergency rooms for non-emergency reasons.
Non-Emergency Visits Costing North Texas Taxpayers MillionsA Consumer Justice investigation found millions of taxpayer dollars paying for Medicaid patients to use the emergency room for non-emergency medical attention.
Hospital Overrun By Flu Cases Having To Turn Them AwayThe flu continues to spread across North Texas, and one hospital wants people to make sure their flu is life-threatening before they take a trip to the emergency room.
Hospitals Bracing For Bad Flu Season That's Expected To Get Worse"We are seeing a ton of influenza and upper respiratory illnesses," says Seamus Lonergan, M.D., an emergency room physician at Baylor Scott & White Irving.