Molly Jeffery, PhD, from the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, details a practice that may be undermining patients’ decision-making regarding whether or not to visit emergency care, and discusses her research on a potential solution.
A 33-year-old postpartum woman presented to our emergency department with dyspnea, orthopnea, and generalized abdominal pain and distention for 2 days. She had been having trouble breathing at rest and had mild relief with sitting upright.
More than 1.7 million people in the United States sustain a brain injury each year. In some cases, symptoms and long-term complications of a TBI may be improved with nutrition interventions, writes Anne Danahy, MS, RDN.
Mental health is one of the top 10 reasons people visit the emergency department, but follow-up care is not always adequate. Are there ways hospitals can help these patients? Tell us via our poll!