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8 Times You Should Call 911—And 7 Times You Shouldn’t

Everyday Wellness Emergencies are confusing: It’s not always clear when you need to dial 911. Here’s what the experts advise. Call: You or someone else is experiencing a severe allergic reaction Ksu_m/Shutterstock Y Photo Studio/Shutterstock If anyone begins showing signs of a severe allergic reaction—increased heart rate, difficulty breathing, swelling tongue—call 911. Severe allergic reactions… Read More »

The Business of Health Care Depends on Exploiting Doctors and Nurses – The New York Times

You are at your daughter’s recital and you get a call that your elderly patient’s son needs to talk to you urgently. A colleague has a family emergency and the hospital needs you to work a double shift. Your patient’s M.R.I. isn’t covered and the only option is for you to call the insurance company… Read More »

Tool cuts wait times at pediatric hospital’s after-hours clinics

Parents looking to bring sick children to one of five pediatric after-hours clinics run by Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are leveraging online scheduling to avoid long waits. In fact, the software has cut in half the waiting times at Children’s Hospital’s five after-hours locations. The tool, called Skip the Wait from patient… Read More »