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Emergency room visit links man to homicide – WSMV Channel 4 – WSMV Nashville

Updated: Saturday, August 26 2017 10:23 PM EDT2017-08-27 02:23:48 GMT

The Volunteer State always comes together in times of crisis. Red Cross volunteers are mobilizing for the trip to Texas and Louisiana. Right now, they are on standby, ready to deploy over next several days and weeks.

The Volunteer State always comes together in times of crisis. Red Cross volunteers are mobilizing for the trip to Texas and Louisiana. Right now, they are on standby, ready to deploy over next several days and weeks.

Updated: Saturday, August 26 2017 5:19 PM EDT2017-08-26 21:19:14 GMT

A pizza delivery driver has passed away todayafter being shot in north Nashville on August 25.

A pizza delivery driver has passed away todayafter being shot in north Nashville on August 25.

Updated: Saturday, August 26 2017 11:29 AM EDT2017-08-26 15:29:56 GMT

Representative Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) made headlines when he publicly supported the impeachment of Donald Trump following the president’s controversial remarks in the wake of the violent rally in Charlottesville, Va. Saturday morning, Cohen has once again spoken out against Trump, this time criticizing the president’s decision to pardon for former Maricopa County (Arizona) Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Representative Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) made headlines when he publicly supported the impeachment of Donald Trump following the president’s controversial remarks in the wake of the violent rally in Charlottesville, Va. Saturday morning, Cohen has once again spoken out against Trump, this time criticizing the president’s decision to pardon for former Maricopa County (Arizona) Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Updated: Saturday, August 26 2017 9:07 AM EDT2017-08-26 13:07:53 GMT

Around 10:00 pm Friday, Clarksville Police responded to a shooting in progress at an apartment complex at the 3100 block of Ft Campbell Blvd. When the officers entered the apartment, they found a man killed from a gunshot wound. Nobody else was inside the apartment. Shortly after, the officers were notified that a man in his 20s was being treated at the emergency for a gunshot wound to his lower arm.

Around 10:00 pm Friday, Clarksville Police responded to a shooting in progress at an apartment complex at the 3100 block of Ft Campbell Blvd. When the officers entered the apartment, they found a man killed from a gunshot wound. Nobody else was inside the apartment. Shortly after, the officers were notified that a man in his 20s was being treated at the emergency for a gunshot wound to his lower arm.

Updated: Saturday, August 26 2017 8:49 AM EDT2017-08-26 12:49:33 GMT

Around 3:15 Saturday morning, police responded to a shooting at the intersection of 19th Ave S and Chet Atkins Place. A security guard called in the incident. Witnesses told police that they saw two white females exit a new-looking Lexus SUV and fire two shots at a man sleeping in front of one of the buildings at the intersection.

Around 3:15 Saturday morning, police responded to a shooting at the intersection of 19th Ave S and Chet Atkins Place. A security guard called in the incident. Witnesses told police that they saw two white females exit a new-looking Lexus SUV and fire two shots at a man sleeping in front of one of the buildings at the intersection.

Updated: Friday, August 25 2017 11:48 PM EDT2017-08-26 03:48:00 GMT

A CSX worker lost his arm when he was hit by a train during Mondays total solar eclipse. It happened at the rail yard off Sidco Drive around 1:30 p.m.

A CSX worker lost his arm when he was hit by a train during Mondays total solar eclipse. It happened at the rail yard off Sidco Drive around 1:30 p.m.

Updated: Friday, August 25 2017 11:44 PM EDT2017-08-26 03:44:22 GMT

A Middle Tennessee man is about to let go of what he and experts believe is the best picture of Jesse James anywhere.

A Middle Tennessee man is about to let go of what he and experts believe is the best picture of Jesse James anywhere.

Updated: Friday, August 25 2017 9:41 PM EDT2017-08-26 01:41:46 GMT

Frustration and anger best describes the emotion from builders and residents in a growing Nashville neighborhood.

Frustration and anger best describes the emotion from builders and residents in a growing Nashville neighborhood.

Updated: Friday, August 25 2017 9:11 PM EDT2017-08-26 01:11:16 GMT

President Donald Trump is reacting to Sen. Bob Corker’s criticism of his leadership. In a tweet Friday morning, the president blasted Corker.

President Donald Trump is reacting to Sen. Bob Corker’s criticism of his leadership. In a tweet Friday morning, the president blasted Corker.

Updated: Friday, August 25 2017 8:32 PM EDT2017-08-26 00:32:25 GMT

At least two people have been injured in a shooting in Murfreesboro Friday evening.

At least two people have been injured in a shooting in Murfreesboro Friday evening.

Updated: Thursday, August 24 2017 9:19 PM EDT2017-08-25 01:19:41 GMT

“Duck Dynasty” star Korie Robertson thinks President Donald Trump needs to make a change — and said she’s hopeful that he can.

“Duck Dynasty” star Korie Robertson thinks President Donald Trump needs to make a change — and said she’s hopeful that he can.

Updated: Friday, August 25 2017 9:41 PM EDT2017-08-26 01:41:46 GMT

Frustration and anger best describes the emotion from builders and residents in a growing Nashville neighborhood.

Frustration and anger best describes the emotion from builders and residents in a growing Nashville neighborhood.

Updated: Thursday, August 24 2017 11:48 AM EDT2017-08-24 15:48:59 GMT

Lets face it. Weve all dreamed about what we would do if we won the lottery. But be glad you didn’t win.

Lets face it. Weve all dreamed about what we would do if we won the lottery. But be glad you didn’t win.

Updated: Friday, August 25 2017 11:44 PM EDT2017-08-26 03:44:22 GMT

A Middle Tennessee man is about to let go of what he and experts believe is the best picture of Jesse James anywhere.

A Middle Tennessee man is about to let go of what he and experts believe is the best picture of Jesse James anywhere.

Updated: Friday, August 25 2017 11:48 PM EDT2017-08-26 03:48:00 GMT

A CSX worker lost his arm when he was hit by a train during Mondays total solar eclipse. It happened at the rail yard off Sidco Drive around 1:30 p.m.

A CSX worker lost his arm when he was hit by a train during Mondays total solar eclipse. It happened at the rail yard off Sidco Drive around 1:30 p.m.

Updated: Saturday, August 26 2017 5:19 PM EDT2017-08-26 21:19:14 GMT

A pizza delivery driver has passed away todayafter being shot in north Nashville on August 25.

A pizza delivery driver has passed away todayafter being shot in north Nashville on August 25.

Updated: Thursday, August 24 2017 10:48 PM EDT2017-08-25 02:48:13 GMT

A second lawsuit has been filed against the rape suspects and the parents in an alleged rape cover-up at Brentwood Academy.

A second lawsuit has been filed against the rape suspects and the parents in an alleged rape cover-up at Brentwood Academy.

Updated: Thursday, August 24 2017 6:36 PM EDT2017-08-24 22:36:09 GMT

A Nashville activist and Antifa member is speaking out about his experience at the Charlottesville, VA, rally earlier this month.

A Nashville activist and Antifa member is speaking out about his experience at the Charlottesville, VA, rally earlier this month.

Updated: Saturday, August 26 2017 8:49 AM EDT2017-08-26 12:49:33 GMT

Around 3:15 Saturday morning, police responded to a shooting at the intersection of 19th Ave S and Chet Atkins Place. A security guard called in the incident. Witnesses told police that they saw two white females exit a new-looking Lexus SUV and fire two shots at a man sleeping in front of one of the buildings at the intersection.

Around 3:15 Saturday morning, police responded to a shooting at the intersection of 19th Ave S and Chet Atkins Place. A security guard called in the incident. Witnesses told police that they saw two white females exit a new-looking Lexus SUV and fire two shots at a man sleeping in front of one of the buildings at the intersection.

Updated: Saturday, August 26 2017 9:07 AM EDT2017-08-26 13:07:53 GMT

Around 10:00 pm Friday, Clarksville Police responded to a shooting in progress at an apartment complex at the 3100 block of Ft Campbell Blvd. When the officers entered the apartment, they found a man killed from a gunshot wound. Nobody else was inside the apartment. Shortly after, the officers were notified that a man in his 20s was being treated at the emergency for a gunshot wound to his lower arm.

Around 10:00 pm Friday, Clarksville Police responded to a shooting in progress at an apartment complex at the 3100 block of Ft Campbell Blvd. When the officers entered the apartment, they found a man killed from a gunshot wound. Nobody else was inside the apartment. Shortly after, the officers were notified that a man in his 20s was being treated at the emergency for a gunshot wound to his lower arm.

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ER data: More weather-related injuries, less flu in 2017 – Bend Bulletin

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Bend residents will remember the winter of 2017 as one of the worst in a long time. And data from the emergency room at St. Charles Bend supports that notion.

Doctors saw an increase in head and neck injuries in the first quarter of the year that may reflect a larger number of slips and falls, according to emergency room data.

Reports from early in the year suggested a number of people had fallen while trying to clean the snow off their roofs. The number of emergency room patients with head injuries rose 45 percent, from 55 in the first quarter of 2016 to 80 this year.

Cases of neck strain rose 28 percent, from 67 patients last year to 86 in 2017.

Another large change was the number of flu and pneumonia cases it decreased. The number of patients presenting with flu symptoms was cut in half, from 130 in 2016 to 61 in 2017. Pneumonia cases, which often start with flu infections, dropped from 91 to 59.

That could represent the cyclical nature of the flu. Some years, flu strains spread more easily and cause more severe illness. Other years, flu seasons are much more mild.

Whats odd about the 2017 flu numbers, however, is that most of Oregon experienced its worst flu season in a long time.

By all of our measures this year, flu was particularly bad, said Dr. Ann Thomas, public health physicians with Oregon Public Health Division.

OHA tracks flu hospitalizations in the Portland tri-county area, and by that measure, the state had never seen a flu season this bad. Before 2017, flu hospitalizations had peaked around 800. This year, they hit 1,614.

Thomas attributes that to the circulating strain, an influenza A H3N2 strain that is associated with more severe illness and deaths, especially in older people and young children. Oregon also broke the record for the number of flu outbreaks reported to the state this past flu season.

So why were emergency visits for flu cut in half from the previous year in Bend?

It may also be due to the record snowfall. The heavy snows and concerns over the safety of school roofs resulted in an almost unprecedented number of snow days for Bend-La Pine Schools. After not a single snow day in the first quarter of 2016, schools were closed six to eight days in 2017. (Not all schools reopened at the same time.)

Scores of studies have documented that schools play a major role in the community transmission of the flu virus. Kids are enclosed in tight quarters through much of the day, allowing them to pass on the virus quickly and efficiently.

Studies have shown the usual winter break impacts flu transmission rates, with cases dropping during the vacation then picking up again when students return.

Thats why many public health emergency plans for dealing with flu pandemics include the possibility of closing schools. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analyzed the experiences of two school districts in Texas during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, one of which shut down schools as a precaution. In the district where schools were closed, there was no increase in flu-related emergency room visits. But in the district that kept schools opened, emergency room visits doubled.

While it would be difficult to conclusively prove school closures in Bend kept flu in check, Thomas said its a viable theory.

School-age kids are the ones that spread it around a lot, especially in middle school and high school, where youre not just infecting 30 other kids, its like 150 going to different classes each period, she said. And then they bring it home and spread it to their families and grandparents.

Then again, flu behavior is notoriously hard to predict and often just as difficult to explain.

You never know enough, Thomas said.

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Emergency Room Wait Times Getting Longer in North Texas – NBC 5 – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

The next time you need to visit the emergency room, you might wait longer than usual.

The average wait time to see a medical professional inside a hospital emergency department in Texas is now 26 minutes, according to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

However, explosive growth in North Texas may keep you from seeing a doctor as fast as possible.

According to W. Stephen Love, president and CEO of the DFW Hospital Council, North Texas is experiencing explosive growth, and federal health care changes will likely lead to more uninsured residents, who he says go to the emergency department for primary care.

Love says right now, Texas leads the nation in uninsured patients.

“Most people who drive themselves to the emergency departments are really people seeking primary care. Primary care will be delivered, but it’s not the best place for primary care. It creates wait times,” he said.

Free-standing ERs affiliated with hospitals can alleviate some of the load, but he says free-standing ERs not owned by hospitals typically don’t treat patients on Medicare or Medicaid.

Love says they have little impact on wait times at the large hospital systems.

Your best bet, he suggests, is to know where to go.

“If you’re going to an emergency room that has trauma built in, like a Level One trauma or a Level Two trauma, sometimes very severe emergencies come in and you’re going to have to wait,” Love said.

Grand Prairie pastor Jordan Tew knows what it’s like to wait in the an emergency room waiting room.

He and his wife recently had to rush their young daughter, Savannah, to the emergency room after she became sick a few days after surgery.

“She had just had surgery to remove an extra digit on her hand and she developed a little stomach illness afterwards,” Tew said.

He says Children’s Health hospital staff had told him if any complication arose, they should return to their hospital.

“We were advised that was the place to go,” Tew said.

He said he didn’t expect to wait four-and-a-half hours to inside the emergency department waiting room.

“This is my number-one priority. It’s my child, but she’s down on a list and that is very frustrating,” he said.

Hospitals now post current wait times on signs and billboards near their facilities.

Many have also launched apps to improve customer service.

Tew says the care his daughter eventually received was excellent, but knowing what he knows now, he would have taken her to an urgent care clinic.

According to Hospital Compare, Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas has the longest wait time, from the moment a patient enters the hospital to the time the patient is seen by a medical professional. The average wait time is 83 minutes.

John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth has an average wait time of 35 minutes.

Published at 10:28 PM CDT on Jul 24, 2017 | Updated at 3:58 AM CDT on Jul 25, 2017

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