All posts tagged facebook

Bethesda mistakenly bills woman $1000 after ER waiting room visit – WCPO

Judy Burton said was feeling some pains on a recent Saturday night.

So the Liberty Township, Ohio woman rushed to the emergency room at the new Bethesda Butler Hospital just outside Hamilton.

“I signed in at the receptionist’s desk, and she put a little hospital band on my wrist, and told me to go to the waiting room,” Burton said.

Forty-five minutes and a few magazines later, she said her pain subsided.

“And I said ‘I’m not going to sit here,’ because I had no idea how much longer I would have to wait to see a nurse,” she said.

So she went home.

Quick visit, huge bill

But a couple of weeks later she was hit by a different kind of pain. This was in the form of a hospital bill for $1,059.

“For sitting in their chair in the waiting room, and I never saw anybody,” Burton said.

At first, she didn’t think much of it, figuring it was just a simple clerical error. She suspected Bethesdabilled her for a full emergency room visit, not realizing she had left.

But when she called, Burton said the hospital would not drop the charges. She said they would only offer a payment plan.

“She told me ‘we can give you financial assistance.’ And I said ‘I’m not paying it. I never saw a nurse or a doctor, no vitals were taken. I just sat in your chair,'” Burton said.

Then she said it got even worse.

“The woman said you will be turned over to collections,” Burton said. “And I thought ‘oh my gosh!'”

ER billing surprises common

Pat Palmer, a nationally known patient advocate with Billadvocates.com,said emergency room surprises are common everywhere.

“We are paying extreme costs that are not necessary,” she said.

Palmer said she commonly sees itemized bills for things ranging from $11 tissues to $50 latex gloves, which can send a simple visit for a stomach ache soaring well into the hundreds of dollars. From the moment you check in, and they put a wrist band on you, costs can start accruing.

Palmer said if you feel you were overcharged during an ER visit:

Some good news

After WCPOcontacted TriHealth, which runs Bethesda Butler Hospital, spokesman Joe Kelly said Burton’s situation was all a big error.

It turns out, she should not have been billed $1,000 to sit in the waiting room, Kelly said.

“We inadvertently did not remove her visit from our tracking system when she left, and a bill was processed when it should not have been,” he said. “We have taken steps to ensure this situation does not happen again.” (Please see below for his complete statement).

TriHealthremoved the entire charge, he said. Burton said the hospital also sent her flowers to apologize.

Lesson learned

There’s a lesson here for everyone who ever gets a hospital or doctor bill that looks wrong. Don’t simply pay it, and assume you’ll mention it to the office staff next time you visit.

Demand they itemize the charges, let them know you are disputing it and then carefully detail the mistakes in writing. That way, you don’t waste your money.

_______________________

Full statement from TriHealth

“The patient registered for medical care at a TriHealth facility but ultimately chose not to receive care.

We inadvertently did not remove her visit from our tracking system when she left and a bill was processed when it should not have been. We have taken steps to ensure this situation does not happen again.

When we learned of the error, we immediately reached out to the patient by phone and certified mail to extend a formal apology. We also removed the charge from her account and cancelled the claim with her insurance company.

In addition, we conducted a review to determine how the mistake was made so that it would not happen again. We value all of our customers and strive to provide the highest quality, most accurate billing service possible. We apologize for our mistake.

We encourage every patient and customer who has any questions regarding billing to call our customer service number immediately so we can resolve the issue as quickly as possible.”

Joe Kelly, TriHealth Spokesman

____________________

Don’t Waste Your Money is a registered trademark of Scripps Media, Inc. (Scripps).

“Like”John Matarese on Facebook

Follow John on Twitter (@JohnMatarese)

Sign up for John’s free newsletterby clicking here

For more consumer news and money saving advice, go towww.dontwasteyourmoney.com

Click here formore WCPO.com consumer reports

_____________________________

You can save on local dining, tickets and attractions withWCPOInsider. Get access to a Digital Premium Subscription of the Washington Post and original storytelling by our award-winning journalists.

Original post:
Bethesda mistakenly bills woman $1000 after ER waiting room visit – WCPO

Read More...

133% leap in children admitted to ER for marijuana, study finds – CNN

‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: ‘none’,video: ‘health/2015/04/16/history-medical-marijuana-orig-nws.cnn’,width: ‘100%’,height: ‘100%’,section: ‘domestic’,profile: ‘expansion’,network: ‘cnn’,markupId: ‘large-media_0’,adsection: ‘const-article-carousel-pagetop’,frameWidth: ‘100%’,frameHeight: ‘100%’,posterImageOverride: {“mini”:{“height”:124,”width”:220,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/150416153608-history-medical-marijuana-orig-nws-00003424-small-169.jpg”},”xsmall”:{“height”:173,”width”:307,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/150416153608-history-medical-marijuana-orig-nws-00003424-medium-plus-169.jpg”},”small”:{“height”:259,”width”:460,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/150416153608-history-medical-marijuana-orig-nws-00003424-large-169.jpg”},”medium”:{“height”:438,”width”:780,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/150416153608-history-medical-marijuana-orig-nws-00003424-exlarge-169.jpg”},”large”:{“height”:619,”width”:1100,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/150416153608-history-medical-marijuana-orig-nws-00003424-super-169.jpg”},”full16x9″:{“height”:900,”width”:1600,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/150416153608-history-medical-marijuana-orig-nws-00003424-full-169.jpg”},”mini1x1″:{“height”:120,”width”:120,”type”:”jpg”,”uri”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/150416153608-history-medical-marijuana-orig-nws-00003424-small-11.jpg”}}},autoStartVideo = false,callbackObj,containerEl,currentVideoCollection = [{“title”:”The quick hit history of medical marijuana”,”duration”:”01:56″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:””,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/health/2015/04/16/history-medical-marijuana-orig-nws.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”health/2015/04/16/history-medical-marijuana-orig-nws.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/150416153608-history-medical-marijuana-orig-nws-00003424-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/health/2015/04/16/history-medical-marijuana-orig-nws.cnn/video/playlists/legalized-marijuana/”,”description”:”CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta on the many uses of medical marijuana throughout history. “,”descriptionText”:”CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta on the many uses of medical marijuana throughout history. “},{“title”:”Will weed be bigger than whiskey? “,”duration”:”04:07″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/us/2016/11/02/california-weed-vs-whiskey-sidner-pkg.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”us/2016/11/02/california-weed-vs-whiskey-sidner-pkg.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/161102152317-california-weed-vs-whiskey-sidner-pkg-00001109-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/us/2016/11/02/california-weed-vs-whiskey-sidner-pkg.cnn/video/playlists/legalized-marijuana/”,”description”:”On Election Day in California, a proposition to legalize the use of recreational marijuana in the state is on the ballot. While other states have voted yes, the outcome here could be a game changer. CNN’s Sara Sidner reports. “,”descriptionText”:”On Election Day in California, a proposition to legalize the use of recreational marijuana in the state is on the ballot. While other states have voted yes, the outcome here could be a game changer. CNN’s Sara Sidner reports. “},{“title”:”Weed pumpkin pie, it exists. Happy Thanksgiving. “,”duration”:”01:10″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:””,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2014/11/25/weed-pumpkin-pie.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2014/11/25/weed-pumpkin-pie.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/141125151701-pumpkin-pie-thumb-story-top.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2014/11/25/weed-pumpkin-pie.cnn/video/playlists/legalized-marijuana/”,”description”:”We went out to Sweet Grass Kitchen in Colorado to learn how they make their signature holiday treat, cannabis infused pumpkin pie. “,”descriptionText”:”We went out to Sweet Grass Kitchen in Colorado to learn how they make their signature holiday treat, cannabis infused pumpkin pie. “},{“title”:”What’s worse — pot or booze?”,”duration”:”00:58″,”sourceName”:”CNNMoney”,”sourceLink”:”http://money.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/tv/2015/04/16/compare-marijuana-and-alcohol.cnnmoney/index.xml”,”videoId”:”tv/2015/04/16/compare-marijuana-and-alcohol.cnnmoney”,”videoImage”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/150416162316-compare-marijuana-and-alcohol-00002510-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/tv/2015/04/16/compare-marijuana-and-alcohol.cnnmoney/video/playlists/legalized-marijuana/”,”description”:”The Federal Government considers marijuana a schedule 1 narcotic, which means it has a higher potential for abuse. Just how bad is it?”,”descriptionText”:”The Federal Government considers marijuana a schedule 1 narcotic, which means it has a higher potential for abuse. Just how bad is it?”},{“title”:”Your brain on weed”,”duration”:”01:39″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:””,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/health/2014/03/10/orig-brain-on-weed-sanjay-jr-jt.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”health/2014/03/10/orig-brain-on-weed-sanjay-jr-jt.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/140310200119-orig-jr-brain-on-weed-story-top.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/health/2014/03/10/orig-brain-on-weed-sanjay-jr-jt.cnn/video/playlists/legalized-marijuana/”,”description”:”Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains how marijuana affects the brain and how pot can be used to treat certain conditions.”,”descriptionText”:”Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains how marijuana affects the brain and how pot can be used to treat certain conditions.”},{“title”:”Former pop star could become pot kingpin”,”duration”:”00:48″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/us/2015/11/03/nick-lachey-ohio-marijuana-vote-nr.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”us/2015/11/03/nick-lachey-ohio-marijuana-vote-nr.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/140716095324-nick-lachey-vanessa-january-2014-story-top.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/us/2015/11/03/nick-lachey-ohio-marijuana-vote-nr.cnn/video/playlists/legalized-marijuana/”,”description”:”Former pop star Nick Lachey could be the next weed kingpin of Ohio if the state passes a law legalizing medical and recreational marijuana.”,”descriptionText”:”Former pop star Nick Lachey could be the next weed kingpin of Ohio if the state passes a law legalizing medical and recreational marijuana.”},{“title”:”New products unveiled at Cannabis Cup “,”duration”:”01:58″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com/shows/newsroom”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/us/2015/04/20/nr-live-cabrera-4-20-holiday-cannabis-cup.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”us/2015/04/20/nr-live-cabrera-4-20-holiday-cannabis-cup.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/150420154552-nr-live-cabrera-4-20-holiday-cannabis-cup-00011804-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/us/2015/04/20/nr-live-cabrera-4-20-holiday-cannabis-cup.cnn/video/playlists/legalized-marijuana/”,”description”:”CNN’s u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/ana-cabrera-profile”>Ana Cabrerau003c/a> is in Colorado reporting on the Cannabis Cup during 4/20, the unofficial holiday for pot smokers. “,”descriptionText”:”CNN’s u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/ana-cabrera-profile”>Ana Cabrerau003c/a> is in Colorado reporting on the Cannabis Cup during 4/20, the unofficial holiday for pot smokers. “},{“title”:”Being Moody: Growing pot next door to Congress “,”duration”:”02:12″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:””,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2015/04/20/being-moody-marijuana-dc-ar-orig-wx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2015/04/20/being-moody-marijuana-dc-ar-orig-wx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/150419225717-being-moody-marijuana-dc-ar-orig-wx-00004116-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2015/04/20/being-moody-marijuana-dc-ar-orig-wx.cnn/video/playlists/legalized-marijuana/”,”description”:”Marijuana has been legal within the District of Columbia for nearly two months now despite threats from Congress. “,”descriptionText”:”Marijuana has been legal within the District of Columbia for nearly two months now despite threats from Congress. “},{“title”:”New app is like Facebook for pot lovers”,”duration”:”02:39″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com/shows/erin-burnett-out-front”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/us/2015/04/17/erin-pkg-cabrera-marijuana-social-media-app.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”us/2015/04/17/erin-pkg-cabrera-marijuana-social-media-app.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/150417201256-erin-pkg-cabrera-marijuana-social-media-app-00023322-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/us/2015/04/17/erin-pkg-cabrera-marijuana-social-media-app.cnn/video/playlists/legalized-marijuana/”,”description”:”MassRoots is the latest app that’s similar to Facebook or Instagram but specially caters to people who love weed. u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/ana-cabrera-profile” target=”_blank”>CNN’s Ana Cabrerau003c/a> has more.”,”descriptionText”:”MassRoots is the latest app that’s similar to Facebook or Instagram but specially caters to people who love weed. u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/ana-cabrera-profile” target=”_blank”>CNN’s Ana Cabrerau003c/a> has more.”},{“title”:”Weed laws by state”,”duration”:”01:16″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:””,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/us/2015/01/06/weed-laws-by-state-ts-orig-chris-boyette.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”us/2015/01/06/weed-laws-by-state-ts-orig-chris-boyette.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/140419123735-marijuana-jar-file-story-top.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/us/2015/01/06/weed-laws-by-state-ts-orig-chris-boyette.cnn/video/playlists/legalized-marijuana/”,”description”:”What happens if you’re caught with marijuana? It depends on where you are. CNN’s Chris Boyette breaks down pot laws and how they vary per state.”,”descriptionText”:”What happens if you’re caught with marijuana? It depends on where you are. CNN’s Chris Boyette breaks down pot laws and how they vary per state.”},{“title”:”Art class allows you to smoke pot and paint”,”duration”:”01:41″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:””,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/us/2015/02/19/marijuana-art-class-puff-pass-paint-orig.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”us/2015/02/19/marijuana-art-class-puff-pass-paint-orig.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/150219105748-marijuana-art-class-puff-pass-paint-orig-00012409-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/us/2015/02/19/marijuana-art-class-puff-pass-paint-orig.cnn/video/playlists/legalized-marijuana/”,”description”:”Students in this cannabis-friendly art class paint and smoke marijuana with their fellow artists. “,”descriptionText”:”Students in this cannabis-friendly art class paint and smoke marijuana with their fellow artists. “},{“title”:”Alaska becomes 3rd state to legalize marijuana use”,”duration”:”02:20″,”sourceName”:”KTUU”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.ktuu.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/us/2015/02/25/pkg-alaska-marijuana-legalization.ktuu/index.xml”,”videoId”:”us/2015/02/25/pkg-alaska-marijuana-legalization.ktuu”,”videoImage”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/150225011254-pkg-alaska-marijuana-legalization-00002415-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/us/2015/02/25/pkg-alaska-marijuana-legalization.ktuu/video/playlists/legalized-marijuana/”,”description”:”Alaska is the third state to legalize marijuana use. Having 1 ounce or less of pot is now OK, but you can’t do it in public or if you’re under 21. u003ca href=”http://www.ktuu.com/” target=”_blank”>KTUU reports.u003c/a>”,”descriptionText”:”Alaska is the third state to legalize marijuana use. Having 1 ounce or less of pot is now OK, but you can’t do it in public or if you’re under 21. u003ca href=”http://www.ktuu.com/” target=”_blank”>KTUU reports.u003c/a>”},{“title”:”Mapping out a legal marijuana empire”,”duration”:”01:11″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:””,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/tv/2015/04/06/high-profits-plans.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”tv/2015/04/06/high-profits-plans.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/150407113439-high-profits-plans-00000614-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/tv/2015/04/06/high-profits-plans.cnn/video/playlists/legalized-marijuana/”,”description”:”Brian Rogers and Caitlin McGuire, owners of Breckenridge Cannabis Club and stars of CNN’s “u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/shows/high-profits/”>High Profitsu003c/a>,” talk about the “green rush” of legal marijuana. Series premieres Sunday, April 19 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.”,”descriptionText”:”Brian Rogers and Caitlin McGuire, owners of Breckenridge Cannabis Club and stars of CNN’s “u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/shows/high-profits/”>High Profitsu003c/a>,” talk about the “green rush” of legal marijuana. Series premieres Sunday, April 19 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.”},{“title”:”‘I never thought I’d be smoking weed in the hospital'”,”duration”:”05:24″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:””,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/tv/2015/04/16/cnn-tonight-sanjay-gupta-weed-3-brooke-baldwin-marijuana.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”tv/2015/04/16/cnn-tonight-sanjay-gupta-weed-3-brooke-baldwin-marijuana.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/150413171707-cnn-weed-3-4-19-2015-00000921-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/tv/2015/04/16/cnn-tonight-sanjay-gupta-weed-3-brooke-baldwin-marijuana.cnn/video/playlists/legalized-marijuana/”,”description”:”Brooke Baldwin invites Dr. Sanjay Gupta to share a preview of his forthcoming special, ‘Weed 3: The Marijuana Revolution'”,”descriptionText”:”Brooke Baldwin invites Dr. Sanjay Gupta to share a preview of his forthcoming special, ‘Weed 3: The Marijuana Revolution'”},{“title”:”How to buy pot (legally)”,”duration”:”02:32″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:””,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/us/2014/12/29/orig-how-to-buy-pot-cabrera.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”us/2014/12/29/orig-how-to-buy-pot-cabrera.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/141229123721-orig-how-to-buy-pot-cabrera-00010416-story-top.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/us/2014/12/29/orig-how-to-buy-pot-cabrera.cnn/video/playlists/legalized-marijuana/”,”description”:”Smokable, edible or topical? CNN’s Ana Cabrera learns how to buy pot legally in one of America’s marijuana metropolises. “,”descriptionText”:”Smokable, edible or topical? CNN’s Ana Cabrera learns how to buy pot legally in one of America’s marijuana metropolises. “},{“title”:”Weed pies that get you baked, not burned”,”duration”:”02:48″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:””,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2014/11/25/pot-pies-that-get-you-baked-not-burned.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2014/11/25/pot-pies-that-get-you-baked-not-burned.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/141125180940-julie-berliner-picture-story-top.png”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2014/11/25/pot-pies-that-get-you-baked-not-burned.cnn/video/playlists/legalized-marijuana/”,”description”:”CNN went to Sweet Grass Kitchen in Colorado to get the inside scoop on marijuana edibles. “,”descriptionText”:”CNN went to Sweet Grass Kitchen in Colorado to get the inside scoop on marijuana edibles. “},{“title”:”‘Green Friday’ frenzy hits Denver”,”duration”:”01:20″,”sourceName”:”KDVR”,”sourceLink”:”http://kdvr.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/business/2014/11/29/dnt-green-friday-crowds.kdvr/index.xml”,”videoId”:”business/2014/11/29/dnt-green-friday-crowds.kdvr”,”videoImage”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/141128204209-dnt-green-friday-crowds-00011903-story-top.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/business/2014/11/29/dnt-green-friday-crowds.kdvr/video/playlists/legalized-marijuana/”,”description”:”Marijuana shops in Colorado offered customers their best prices of the year. KDVR reports on “Green Friday” sales.”,”descriptionText”:”Marijuana shops in Colorado offered customers their best prices of the year. KDVR reports on “Green Friday” sales.”}],currentVideoCollectionId = ”,isLivePlayer = false,moveToNextTimeout,mutePlayerEnabled = false,nextVideoId = ”,nextVideoUrl = ”,turnOnFlashMessaging = false,videoPinner,videoEndSlateImpl;if (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === false) {autoStartVideo = true;if (autoStartVideo === true) {if (turnOnFlashMessaging === true) {autoStartVideo = false;containerEl = jQuery(document.getElementById(configObj.markupId));CNN.VideoPlayer.showFlashSlate(containerEl);} else {CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = true;}}}configObj.autostart = autoStartVideo;CNN.VideoPlayer.setPlayerProperties(configObj.markupId, autoStartVideo, isLivePlayer, mutePlayerEnabled);CNN.VideoPlayer.setFirstVideoInCollection(currentVideoCollection, configObj.markupId);var videoHandler = {},isFeaturedVideoCollectionHandlerAvailable = (CNN !== undefined &&CNN.VIDEOCLIENT !== undefined &&CNN.VIDEOCLIENT.FeaturedVideoCollectionHandler !== undefined);if (!isFeaturedVideoCollectionHandlerAvailable) {/* ajax is used over getScript since getScript does not cache the responses. */CNN.INJECTOR.executeFeature(‘videx’).done(function () {jQuery.ajax({dataType: ‘script’,cache: true,url: ‘//www.i.cdn.cnn.com/.a/2.34.0/js/featured-video-collection-player.min.js’}).done(function () {initializeVideoAndCollection();}).fail(function () {throw ‘Unable to fetch /js/featured-video-collection-player.min.js’;});}).fail(function () {throw ‘Unable to fetch the videx bundle’;});}function initializeVideoAndCollection() {videoHandler = new CNN.VIDEOCLIENT.FeaturedVideoCollectionHandler(configObj.markupId,”cn-featured-zcgto8″,’js-video_description-featured-zcgto8′,[{“title”:”The quick hit history of medical marijuana”,”duration”:”01:56″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:””,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/health/2015/04/16/history-medical-marijuana-orig-nws.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”health/2015/04/16/history-medical-marijuana-orig-nws.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/150416153608-history-medical-marijuana-orig-nws-00003424-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/health/2015/04/16/history-medical-marijuana-orig-nws.cnn/video/playlists/legalized-marijuana/”,”description”:”CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta on the many uses of medical marijuana throughout history. “,”descriptionText”:”CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta on the many uses of medical marijuana throughout history. “},{“title”:”Will weed be bigger than whiskey? “,”duration”:”04:07″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/us/2016/11/02/california-weed-vs-whiskey-sidner-pkg.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”us/2016/11/02/california-weed-vs-whiskey-sidner-pkg.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/161102152317-california-weed-vs-whiskey-sidner-pkg-00001109-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/us/2016/11/02/california-weed-vs-whiskey-sidner-pkg.cnn/video/playlists/legalized-marijuana/”,”description”:”On Election Day in California, a proposition to legalize the use of recreational marijuana in the state is on the ballot. While other states have voted yes, the outcome here could be a game changer. CNN’s Sara Sidner reports. “,”descriptionText”:”On Election Day in California, a proposition to legalize the use of recreational marijuana in the state is on the ballot. While other states have voted yes, the outcome here could be a game changer. CNN’s Sara Sidner reports. “},{“title”:”Weed pumpkin pie, it exists. Happy Thanksgiving. “,”duration”:”01:10″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:””,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2014/11/25/weed-pumpkin-pie.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2014/11/25/weed-pumpkin-pie.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/141125151701-pumpkin-pie-thumb-story-top.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2014/11/25/weed-pumpkin-pie.cnn/video/playlists/legalized-marijuana/”,”description”:”We went out to Sweet Grass Kitchen in Colorado to learn how they make their signature holiday treat, cannabis infused pumpkin pie. “,”descriptionText”:”We went out to Sweet Grass Kitchen in Colorado to learn how they make their signature holiday treat, cannabis infused pumpkin pie. “},{“title”:”What’s worse — pot or booze?”,”duration”:”00:58″,”sourceName”:”CNNMoney”,”sourceLink”:”http://money.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/tv/2015/04/16/compare-marijuana-and-alcohol.cnnmoney/index.xml”,”videoId”:”tv/2015/04/16/compare-marijuana-and-alcohol.cnnmoney”,”videoImage”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/150416162316-compare-marijuana-and-alcohol-00002510-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/tv/2015/04/16/compare-marijuana-and-alcohol.cnnmoney/video/playlists/legalized-marijuana/”,”description”:”The Federal Government considers marijuana a schedule 1 narcotic, which means it has a higher potential for abuse. Just how bad is it?”,”descriptionText”:”The Federal Government considers marijuana a schedule 1 narcotic, which means it has a higher potential for abuse. Just how bad is it?”},{“title”:”Your brain on weed”,”duration”:”01:39″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:””,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/health/2014/03/10/orig-brain-on-weed-sanjay-jr-jt.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”health/2014/03/10/orig-brain-on-weed-sanjay-jr-jt.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/140310200119-orig-jr-brain-on-weed-story-top.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/health/2014/03/10/orig-brain-on-weed-sanjay-jr-jt.cnn/video/playlists/legalized-marijuana/”,”description”:”Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains how marijuana affects the brain and how pot can be used to treat certain conditions.”,”descriptionText”:”Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains how marijuana affects the brain and how pot can be used to treat certain conditions.”},{“title”:”Former pop star could become pot kingpin”,”duration”:”00:48″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/us/2015/11/03/nick-lachey-ohio-marijuana-vote-nr.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”us/2015/11/03/nick-lachey-ohio-marijuana-vote-nr.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/140716095324-nick-lachey-vanessa-january-2014-story-top.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/us/2015/11/03/nick-lachey-ohio-marijuana-vote-nr.cnn/video/playlists/legalized-marijuana/”,”description”:”Former pop star Nick Lachey could be the next weed kingpin of Ohio if the state passes a law legalizing medical and recreational marijuana.”,”descriptionText”:”Former pop star Nick Lachey could be the next weed kingpin of Ohio if the state passes a law legalizing medical and recreational marijuana.”},{“title”:”New products unveiled at Cannabis Cup “,”duration”:”01:58″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com/shows/newsroom”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/us/2015/04/20/nr-live-cabrera-4-20-holiday-cannabis-cup.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”us/2015/04/20/nr-live-cabrera-4-20-holiday-cannabis-cup.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/150420154552-nr-live-cabrera-4-20-holiday-cannabis-cup-00011804-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/us/2015/04/20/nr-live-cabrera-4-20-holiday-cannabis-cup.cnn/video/playlists/legalized-marijuana/”,”description”:”CNN’s u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/ana-cabrera-profile”>Ana Cabrerau003c/a> is in Colorado reporting on the Cannabis Cup during 4/20, the unofficial holiday for pot smokers. “,”descriptionText”:”CNN’s u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/ana-cabrera-profile”>Ana Cabrerau003c/a> is in Colorado reporting on the Cannabis Cup during 4/20, the unofficial holiday for pot smokers. “},{“title”:”Being Moody: Growing pot next door to Congress “,”duration”:”02:12″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:””,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2015/04/20/being-moody-marijuana-dc-ar-orig-wx.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2015/04/20/being-moody-marijuana-dc-ar-orig-wx.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/150419225717-being-moody-marijuana-dc-ar-orig-wx-00004116-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2015/04/20/being-moody-marijuana-dc-ar-orig-wx.cnn/video/playlists/legalized-marijuana/”,”description”:”Marijuana has been legal within the District of Columbia for nearly two months now despite threats from Congress. “,”descriptionText”:”Marijuana has been legal within the District of Columbia for nearly two months now despite threats from Congress. “},{“title”:”New app is like Facebook for pot lovers”,”duration”:”02:39″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.cnn.com/shows/erin-burnett-out-front”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/us/2015/04/17/erin-pkg-cabrera-marijuana-social-media-app.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”us/2015/04/17/erin-pkg-cabrera-marijuana-social-media-app.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/150417201256-erin-pkg-cabrera-marijuana-social-media-app-00023322-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/us/2015/04/17/erin-pkg-cabrera-marijuana-social-media-app.cnn/video/playlists/legalized-marijuana/”,”description”:”MassRoots is the latest app that’s similar to Facebook or Instagram but specially caters to people who love weed. u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/ana-cabrera-profile” target=”_blank”>CNN’s Ana Cabrerau003c/a> has more.”,”descriptionText”:”MassRoots is the latest app that’s similar to Facebook or Instagram but specially caters to people who love weed. u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/profiles/ana-cabrera-profile” target=”_blank”>CNN’s Ana Cabrerau003c/a> has more.”},{“title”:”Weed laws by state”,”duration”:”01:16″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:””,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/us/2015/01/06/weed-laws-by-state-ts-orig-chris-boyette.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”us/2015/01/06/weed-laws-by-state-ts-orig-chris-boyette.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/140419123735-marijuana-jar-file-story-top.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/us/2015/01/06/weed-laws-by-state-ts-orig-chris-boyette.cnn/video/playlists/legalized-marijuana/”,”description”:”What happens if you’re caught with marijuana? It depends on where you are. CNN’s Chris Boyette breaks down pot laws and how they vary per state.”,”descriptionText”:”What happens if you’re caught with marijuana? It depends on where you are. CNN’s Chris Boyette breaks down pot laws and how they vary per state.”},{“title”:”Art class allows you to smoke pot and paint”,”duration”:”01:41″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:””,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/us/2015/02/19/marijuana-art-class-puff-pass-paint-orig.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”us/2015/02/19/marijuana-art-class-puff-pass-paint-orig.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/150219105748-marijuana-art-class-puff-pass-paint-orig-00012409-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/us/2015/02/19/marijuana-art-class-puff-pass-paint-orig.cnn/video/playlists/legalized-marijuana/”,”description”:”Students in this cannabis-friendly art class paint and smoke marijuana with their fellow artists. “,”descriptionText”:”Students in this cannabis-friendly art class paint and smoke marijuana with their fellow artists. “},{“title”:”Alaska becomes 3rd state to legalize marijuana use”,”duration”:”02:20″,”sourceName”:”KTUU”,”sourceLink”:”http://www.ktuu.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/us/2015/02/25/pkg-alaska-marijuana-legalization.ktuu/index.xml”,”videoId”:”us/2015/02/25/pkg-alaska-marijuana-legalization.ktuu”,”videoImage”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/150225011254-pkg-alaska-marijuana-legalization-00002415-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/us/2015/02/25/pkg-alaska-marijuana-legalization.ktuu/video/playlists/legalized-marijuana/”,”description”:”Alaska is the third state to legalize marijuana use. Having 1 ounce or less of pot is now OK, but you can’t do it in public or if you’re under 21. u003ca href=”http://www.ktuu.com/” target=”_blank”>KTUU reports.u003c/a>”,”descriptionText”:”Alaska is the third state to legalize marijuana use. Having 1 ounce or less of pot is now OK, but you can’t do it in public or if you’re under 21. u003ca href=”http://www.ktuu.com/” target=”_blank”>KTUU reports.u003c/a>”},{“title”:”Mapping out a legal marijuana empire”,”duration”:”01:11″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:””,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/tv/2015/04/06/high-profits-plans.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”tv/2015/04/06/high-profits-plans.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/150407113439-high-profits-plans-00000614-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/tv/2015/04/06/high-profits-plans.cnn/video/playlists/legalized-marijuana/”,”description”:”Brian Rogers and Caitlin McGuire, owners of Breckenridge Cannabis Club and stars of CNN’s “u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/shows/high-profits/”>High Profitsu003c/a>,” talk about the “green rush” of legal marijuana. Series premieres Sunday, April 19 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.”,”descriptionText”:”Brian Rogers and Caitlin McGuire, owners of Breckenridge Cannabis Club and stars of CNN’s “u003ca href=”http://www.cnn.com/shows/high-profits/”>High Profitsu003c/a>,” talk about the “green rush” of legal marijuana. Series premieres Sunday, April 19 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.”},{“title”:”‘I never thought I’d be smoking weed in the hospital'”,”duration”:”05:24″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:””,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/tv/2015/04/16/cnn-tonight-sanjay-gupta-weed-3-brooke-baldwin-marijuana.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”tv/2015/04/16/cnn-tonight-sanjay-gupta-weed-3-brooke-baldwin-marijuana.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/150413171707-cnn-weed-3-4-19-2015-00000921-large-169.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/tv/2015/04/16/cnn-tonight-sanjay-gupta-weed-3-brooke-baldwin-marijuana.cnn/video/playlists/legalized-marijuana/”,”description”:”Brooke Baldwin invites Dr. Sanjay Gupta to share a preview of his forthcoming special, ‘Weed 3: The Marijuana Revolution'”,”descriptionText”:”Brooke Baldwin invites Dr. Sanjay Gupta to share a preview of his forthcoming special, ‘Weed 3: The Marijuana Revolution'”},{“title”:”How to buy pot (legally)”,”duration”:”02:32″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:””,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/us/2014/12/29/orig-how-to-buy-pot-cabrera.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”us/2014/12/29/orig-how-to-buy-pot-cabrera.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/141229123721-orig-how-to-buy-pot-cabrera-00010416-story-top.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/us/2014/12/29/orig-how-to-buy-pot-cabrera.cnn/video/playlists/legalized-marijuana/”,”description”:”Smokable, edible or topical? CNN’s Ana Cabrera learns how to buy pot legally in one of America’s marijuana metropolises. “,”descriptionText”:”Smokable, edible or topical? CNN’s Ana Cabrera learns how to buy pot legally in one of America’s marijuana metropolises. “},{“title”:”Weed pies that get you baked, not burned”,”duration”:”02:48″,”sourceName”:”CNN”,”sourceLink”:””,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/politics/2014/11/25/pot-pies-that-get-you-baked-not-burned.cnn/index.xml”,”videoId”:”politics/2014/11/25/pot-pies-that-get-you-baked-not-burned.cnn”,”videoImage”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/141125180940-julie-berliner-picture-story-top.png”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/politics/2014/11/25/pot-pies-that-get-you-baked-not-burned.cnn/video/playlists/legalized-marijuana/”,”description”:”CNN went to Sweet Grass Kitchen in Colorado to get the inside scoop on marijuana edibles. “,”descriptionText”:”CNN went to Sweet Grass Kitchen in Colorado to get the inside scoop on marijuana edibles. “},{“title”:”‘Green Friday’ frenzy hits Denver”,”duration”:”01:20″,”sourceName”:”KDVR”,”sourceLink”:”http://kdvr.com/”,”videoCMSUrl”:”/video/data/3.0/video/business/2014/11/29/dnt-green-friday-crowds.kdvr/index.xml”,”videoId”:”business/2014/11/29/dnt-green-friday-crowds.kdvr”,”videoImage”:”//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/141128204209-dnt-green-friday-crowds-00011903-story-top.jpg”,”videoUrl”:”/videos/business/2014/11/29/dnt-green-friday-crowds.kdvr/video/playlists/legalized-marijuana/”,”description”:”Marijuana shops in Colorado offered customers their best prices of the year. KDVR reports on “Green Friday” sales.”,”descriptionText”:”Marijuana shops in Colorado offered customers their best prices of the year. KDVR reports on “Green Friday” sales.”}],’js-video_headline-featured-zcgto8′,”,”js-video_source-featured-zcgto8″,true,true,’legalized-marijuana’);if (typeof configObj.context !== ‘string’ || configObj.context.length

See the original post:
133% leap in children admitted to ER for marijuana, study finds – CNN

Read More...

3 money-saving emergency room alternatives – 6 On Your Side

Emergency rooms can be a real pain. You’re either sick or injured, it costs a ton, it’s stressful and it takes forever to see a doctor. Now there are more options than ever before, but when to use what can get confusing. Jimmy Rhoades and Natasha Bhuyan, MD are here to help with three money-saving E.R. alternatives.

Drug stores RiteAid, Walgreens, CVS and some Target and Wal-Mart locations offer clinical services. Many people don’t realize how debilitating the flu can be. These “stop where you shop” setups usually have limited hours and don’t have licensed physicians on location. They are effective at dealing with a smaller scope of services, generally speaking.

Do you really need to go all the way down to wherever you go to the doctor’s, just to have a simple question answered? There’s a growing roster of web-based medical services, such as MDLive, LiveHealth Online and AmWell. Some charge by the minute and some have flat rates per consultation. You talk to a licensed physician who, depending on the laws in your state, can write you a prescription if needed.

These can do everything the other services can do, plus they have doctors on staff for the hands-on work. Just remember that for the big stuff the emergency room is still your best bet. Like for, say, head trauma, chest pain with a history of cardio-vascular issues, or if you think you’re having a stroke, head directly to the E.R. Those scenarios, it’s a time factor. There’s a small window for physicians and providers to be effective at treating you.

Share your emergency room tips with us on our Facebook page, @TheListShowTV.

Follow this link:
3 money-saving emergency room alternatives – 6 On Your Side

Read More...