This year nearly 100,000 patients received care at local hospital emergency departments. For too many patients, long wait times were an aggravation. Learn how one hospital is reducing ER wait times.
Folks over at Gulf Coast Medical Center are making convenience a top priority these days. Starting Friday, you can log on to their website and find out 'Wait Times' at the Emergency Room. Wait times will be listed at: www.gcmc-pc.com
It shows the average time it takes for a patient to be seen by a physician after referral. It is for patients with urgent, not emergency, needs. Patients with medical emergencies, stroke, chest pain, trauma, etc., are still seen immediately.
People may realize that fast food isn’t health food, but they don’t realize just how fattening it really is, researchers report. They surveyed people eating at 10 burger, chicken, sandwich and doughnut chains and found they greatly underestimated just how much they were chowing down.
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.