Researchers estimate it will take until 2019 to completely staff emergency rooms with fully-trained, board-certified doctors and that is considering none of the current doctors leave their jobs or die.
The Institute of Medicine says all ER doctors should have a specialty in emergency medicine.
Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital say only about 55 percent of doctors currently meet this standard.
They say providing additional training for family physicians who work in the ER, and relying more on physicians assistants, can help.
A new line of caffeinated chewing gum is causing jitters among health advocates and prompting federal officials to take a new look at the proliferation of jolt-infused foods, including those marketed to children and teens.
Stress, the slowing of metabolism of middle age, and hormone changes after having a baby are three main reasons why many people see the numbers on the scale going up. Dr. Mehmet Oz shares tips on how to shed those final 10 pounds.