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10 Tips to Get You Through a Trip to the ER

Accidents happen. Severe illness arrives unannounced. You have no other choice than to head to the emergency room for treatment. How can you make the process as smooth as possible?

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  • 10 Conditions the ER Can't Help You With

    10 Conditions the ER Can't Help You With

    Hospital emergency departments are ready to handle life-threatening illness and injury. But some patients may not have a clear picture of what qualifies as life-threatening. See more »

  • 10 Injury Treatment Priorities at the Emergency Room

    10 Injury Treatment Priorities at the Emergency Room

    Emergency rooms aren't first come, first serve. How fast you're seen depends on how severe your injury. See more »

  • 10 Jobs that Will Likely Send You to the ER

    10 Jobs that Will Likely Send You to the ER

    The idea of visiting the emergency room during your workday probably isn't appealing. But if you've got one of these dangerous jobs, you can almost put money on it. See more »

  • 10 Most Common Reasons for an ER Visit

    10 Most Common Reasons for an ER Visit

    Emergency rooms on TV dramas seem exciting, but these portrayals overlook a lot of reality. Here, we look at the 10 most common reasons for an ER visit. See more »

  • 10 Objects That Cause the Most ER Visits

    10 Objects That Cause the Most ER Visits

    Trips to the emergency room are all too common -- but so are the dangers that send you there. Most of the objects on this list are in your home right now. Find out what day-to-day dangers we all face. See more »

  • 10 Reasons Not to Go to the ER

    10 Reasons Not to Go to the ER

    You cut yourself prepping dinner. It's after business hours. But should you really take that laceration to the emergency room? Maybe not. See more »

  • 10 Tips to Get You Through a Trip to the ER

    10 Tips to Get You Through a Trip to the ER

    Accidents happen. Severe illness arrives unannounced. You have no other choice than to head to the emergency room for treatment. How can you make the process as smooth as possible? See more »

  • 5 Body Parts With the Most ER Extractions

    5 Body Parts With the Most ER Extractions

    You never know what you're going to find in an emergency room -- and sometimes accidents involve foreign objects. Take a look at the five most common body parts involved in ER extractions. See more »

  • 5 Celebrity ER Trips

    5 Celebrity ER Trips

    Celebrities' lives often have little connection with the general public … until something goes wrong. Here, we'll look at five celebrity ER trips. See more »

  • 5 Infectious Diseases You Might Get in the ER

    5 Infectious Diseases You Might Get in the ER

    Most of us probably think of the emergency room as a place to get help. But what about all those germs? Here, five infectious diseases you might get in an ER. See more »

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