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Records: County Emergency Room Visits Slowed During Obamacare’s Early Months

Los Angeles County emergency room visits slowed in the early months of Obamacare, according to state records.

08/22/2014

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Exclusive: Man Reportedly Rams Rental Car Into Firefighter Outside Glendale ER

A Los Angeles firefighter paramedic is recovering after police say a driver tried to run him down while he was helping a patient into an emergency room.

04/03/2014

Can I Pay For Contacts Or Glasses With My Health Insurance?

Some insurance plans may include coverage for contacts and glasses, though most don’t.

03/12/2014

How Do I Choose A Doctor?

Finding a new primary care physician takes time, patience and research. Start by considering your personal needs.

02/26/2014

How Do I Use My Health Insurance?

A main goal of Obamacare is to switch the nation’s healthcare system from one that focuses on treating illness to one that works to prevent illness and promote health and longevity.

02/26/2014

Where Can I Get Care?

Your insurance company and state government maintain directories of doctors. These can be great starting places for learning where to get care.

02/23/2014

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Emergency Room Evacuated After Roof Fire At South El Monte Hospital

Dozens of patients Tuesday were evacuated from the emergency room of the Greater El Monte Community Hospital after the building’s roof caught fire.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/10/2013

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Hand Grenade Prompts Evacuation Of VA Emergency Room

A 66-year-old patient was being questioned Monday after he found a hand grenade in the emergency room of the Veteran’s Affairs Hospital in Westwood.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/29/2013

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4 SoCal Hospitals Close Their ER Doors

The emergency departments of Bellflower Medical Center, Newport Specialty Hospital and Los Angeles Metropolitan Medical Center’s Los Angeles and Hawthorne campuses will close Thursday.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–04/03/2013

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Doctors Say More People Landing In ER Because Of Do-It-Yourself Projects

There are plenty of cable TV shows and magazines advocating do-it-yourself projects around the house but health care professionals say many people don’t realize the risks involved.

12/11/2012

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Rialto ER Doctor Trades In Scalpels For Guns As SWAT Volunteer

An emergency room physician trades scalpels and syringes for guns and gear as a member of the SWAT team in San Bernardino County.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/12/2012

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Loma Linda Emergency Room Evacuated Due To Hazmat Situation

The emergency room at Loma Linda Medical Center was evacuated Thursday due to a hazmat situation, officials said.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/18/2012

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Inmate Fatally Shot By Deputy In Inglewood Emergency Room

A suspect was fatally shot Thursday morning by a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy in the emergency room of a South Los Angeles hospital, officials said.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/18/2012

Lakewood Hospital Begins Taking Reservations For Emergency Room Care

Lakewood Regional Medical Center says they’re now taking reservations for care in its emergency room online, allowing patients with non-emergency conditions to avoid lengthy waits.

01/27/2011

Dramatic Drop in Emergency Room Overcrowding

There’s been a dramatic drop in emergency room overcrowding at Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center.

11/10/2010

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