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Top 6 Emergency Room False Alarms

One year ago   |   By Active Beat

You may get a sudden sharp pain that sounds your alarm bells, or your child seems out of sorts and you start to panic. However, don't immediately jump to the worst conclusion-emergency room visits are much more expensive than routine medical visits and are often unnecessary (not to say there are many legitimate reasons to go).
An article on the U.S. Library of Medicine website suggests you use your own judgment to determine if you really need to go to an ER, and has a list of reasons you shouldn't hesitate to act. Generally, if the person is at risk of imminent death, call 911. If the...
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