ER

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.


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?

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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