emergency rooms http://wrvo.org en How to get the most out of the modern day ER http://wrvo.org/post/how-get-most-out-modern-day-er <p>When people hear &ldquo;emergency room,&rdquo; thoughts of high stress medical situations that could play out on televised shows such as <em>ER</em> often come to mind. While this is fitting to a certain extent, more and more people are finding themselves at the ER to deal with situations that used to be dealt with in the doctor&rsquo;s office. This is because the ER has changed dramatically in more ways than one.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://www.drleanawen.com/styled/styled-12/bio.html">Dr. Leana Wen</a> discusses how the modern ER works and how to prepare for a visit to it. Dr. Wen is an attending emergency physician and director of patient-centered care research at George Washington University, and the author of <em>When Doctors Don&rsquo;t Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests.</em></p><p><strong>Click &#39;Read More&#39; to hear our interview with Dr. Wen.</strong></p><p> Sun, 13 Oct 2013 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care 45447 at http://wrvo.org How to get the most out of the modern day ER Do you know when to visit the emergency room? http://wrvo.org/post/do-you-know-when-visit-emergency-room <p></p><p><em>The emergency room has become an integral part of the American medical system. But how do you know when you should go to the E.R.? Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen, hosts of WRVO&#39;s health and wellness show </em><a href="http://wrvo.org/programs/take-care-wrvo-1-npr-news">Take Care</a><em>, recently spoke with emergency physician Dr. Leana Wen about what you should know before you have to visit an emergency room.</em></p><p><em>Lorraine Rapp:</em> Can you give us a quick overview of how emergency rooms have changed over the years&mdash;how it might affect us as patients?</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 11:59:22 +0000 WRVO News 45505 at http://wrvo.org Do you know when to visit the emergency room? Geriatric ER at Upstate University Hospital helping more seniors http://wrvo.org/post/geriatric-er-upstate-university-hospital-helping-more-seniors <p></p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 20:05:21 +0000 Ellen Abbott 44647 at http://wrvo.org Upstate University Hospital offers seniors calmer ER experience http://wrvo.org/post/upstate-university-hospital-offers-seniors-calmer-er-experience <p></p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 13:26:21 +0000 Ellen Abbott 40152 at http://wrvo.org Upstate University Hospital offers seniors calmer ER experience A step closer to online patient portals http://wrvo.org/post/step-closer-online-patient-portals <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The state is one step closer to giving patients access to their medical information online. The <a href="http://nyehealth.org/" target="_blank">New York e-Health Collaborative</a> has announced <a href="http://patientportalfornewyorkers.org/voting/voting/nyec-voting/" target="_blank">nine finalists</a> in their competition to design an online patient portal. Tue, 07 May 2013 20:25:15 +0000 Kate O'Connell 37424 at http://wrvo.org A step closer to online patient portals Some Central NY ambulances to receive EKG modems http://wrvo.org/post/some-central-ny-ambulances-receive-ekg-modems <p>Time is critical when it comes to treating a suspected heart attack. That's why local EMTs and emergency room doctors are happy about new cardiac technology getting into more ambulances. Fri, 15 Feb 2013 20:49:35 +0000 Ellen Abbott 33442 at http://wrvo.org Some Central NY ambulances to receive EKG modems