The Overuse Of Emergency Rooms For Non-Critical Care Is Creating Treatment Issues According To Dr. Eric Forsthoefel

Emergency room overuse for non-critical care is a problem in hospitals around the country. According to an Institute of Medicine report, Americans have the legal right to seek treatment in emergency rooms. That legal right comes from the 1986 Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act. That bill says hospitals and ambulance services must provide…

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Sightsavers Fights NTDs and Cataracts in Africa

Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) are diseases which are largely overlooked by researchers. In the countries of Cameroon, Ghana, Liberia, and Nigeria the “COUNTDOWN” project is devoted to preventing and developing treatments for the seven most common NTDs. COUNTDOWN refers to the project’s objective of bringing NTDs under control by 2020.   The groups working on…

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