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Repeat ER Visits Caused By Lack of Follow-Up

A new study by the University of California, San Francisco reports that crowded emergency departments are dealing with repeat visitors, attributed in part to a lack of access to primary care follow-up and exacerbated by a disconnected health system.

Intrapartum Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring

A review of the standardized terminology of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists for assessing heart tracings and how the fetus is tolerating labor.

Case Example: Group B Strep

An expectant mother is diagnosed early in her pregnancy with Group B strep. At 38 weeks, she does not feel well. Is it serious?

How Long Should You Wait in the ER?

The national average from the time a patient walks into the ER and when they walk out again is just over 2 hours. If you are waiting to be admitted, the wait is significantly longer.

House Bill 804

The emergency room physicians of Pennsylvania are asking the state legislature to change the law to increase the burden of proof necessary for a patient to tip the scales in their favor.

Update: Newborn genetic screening

Can a simple blood test not only identify, but actually prevent certain birth defects? Recent studies are promising.