The ER is not a place anyone wishes to be. Learn how the ER works, common reasons people end up there and some of the bizarre procedures that have taken place.

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Emergency nurses have been around since way before the first emergency room. They not only save lives, but also keep everything running as smoothly as possible. So what does it take to be an ER nurse, and how is the field changing?

By Oisin Curran

If your idea of adventure is balancing a snack tray and the remote control, it might be time to get off the couch. But do you know which sports could send you to the ER?

By Joseph Miller

Trips to the emergency room can be scary -- but some can be downright hilarious after the danger has passed. Here are five ER tales for the ages.

By Jennifer Sellers


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.

By Maria Trimarchi

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.

By Katie Lambert

For decades, freak accidents have caused people to lose limbs because surgeons couldn't save them. So have medical procedures really changed that much?

By Tom Scheve

Having your stomach pumped could save your life if you overdose on medication or swallow a poison. But those aren't the only reasons doctors perform this procedure.

By Caitlin Uttley


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

By Maria Trimarchi

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.

By Jennifer Sellers

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

By Kevin P. Allen

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.

By Marianne Spoon


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.

By Jennifer Sellers