911: Emergency Talk Radio
Holiday and Winter Travel Safety Tips
Planes, trains and automobiles, Oh My! Millions of people will travel this upcoming holiday season. Learn about possible health risks such as deep vein thrombosis from sitting too long or risk of infections from re-circulated air on planes or in...
Winter Sports-Related Injuries
Kids and adults like to play in the winter snow. Skiing, sledding, skating, snowmobiling are just a few winter sports we all love. Dr. Rebecca Parker joins Dr. Leigh to discuss what types of injuries can occur while doing these activities and how to...
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Carbon Monoxide poisoning is a major concern during the winter, especially when people start using heaters, stoves and generators. Dr. Eric Lavonas joins the show to discuss what can be done to prevent a potentially fatal tragedy, as well as, tips on...
Protect Yourself Against Hypothermia This Winter
In cold conditions, many don’t realize how quickly hypothermia can set in. Join the show as Dr. Leigh welcomes Dr. Andrew Miller to talk about what hypothermia and other injuries you can develop in extreme cold temperatures and how to prevent them and...
Preparing for Winter Emergencies
Dr. Juan Fitz joins Dr. Leigh to discuss how to prepare for those unexpected storms and power outages this winter. Learn what you and your family should prepare for, what things to stock up on and what will you need to keep you and your family safe...
Make Your Thanksgiving Healthy, Happy and Free of the ER
Thanksgiving is a busy time of year in Emergency Departments across the country. Dr. Thomas Benzoni joins Dr. Leigh to discuss how to best avoid the ER this Thanksgiving. From common illnesses, such as food poisoning and indigestion, to stress related...
Top Ten Tips for Taking an Elderly Person to the ER
What things does a child or caretaker of an elderly person need to know if they have to take them to the ER? This can be a stressful time and often important information is forgot in the heat of the moment. Dr. David Cook joins the show to provide a...
Elderly Falls and Injuries
Unintentional falling is the leading injury-related cause of ER visits. The elderly population is especially at risk for serious injury after a fall. Dr. Stephen Hargarten joins Dr. Leigh to discuss common types of injuries that occur in the elderly...
Elderly Care in the ER
Dr. Mary Pat McKay joins the show to talk about elderly care and the growing elderly population in the emergency department, including an Annals article that looks at the forecasted “catastrophic” crowding in the ER's for patients over 65. Also,...
Prepare Yourself for Cold and Flu Season
Cold and Flu season is here, learn how to tell the difference between the two and important tips on how you can help prevent yourself from getting sick this season! Dr. Sudip Bose joins Dr. Leigh with some helpful tips to best prepare yourself and...
Preventing Fall Allergies
Fall allergies can mimic the symptoms of a cold. Dr. Darria Long Gillespie joins the show to help us distinguish the signs and symptoms of your allergies from the common cold and the best way to deal ease those nasty allergies.
ACEP’s Medicine Chest Challenge
Prescription drugs left around your house can pose a danger to your children. ACEP Committee member, Dr. David John joins Dr. Leigh to discuss The Medicine Chest Challenge, an ACEP sponsored event this Fall which helps teach families the proper way to...
Domestic Violence in the Emergency Department
Domestic violence is a serious issue in today's society and frequently is seen in the emergency departments. Dr. Mary Beth Phelan, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine for the Medical College of Wisconsin joins the show to help listeners learn...
Athletes and Sudden Cardiac Death
Member of ACEP's Sport Medicine Section, Dr. Jim Ellis joins the show to discuss a controversial and disturbing trend...sudden death in seemingly young, healthy athletes. What are the factors that contribute to this and most importantly can this be...
Most Common Sports Injuries in Kids
Children have growing muscular skeletal systems, which presents a unique set of problems when it comes to sports injuries. The controversy over young children involved with organized sports may put them at risk. Dr. Kevin Waninger joins the show to...
Most Common Sports Injuries in Adults
Dr. Kevin Waninger joins the show to discuss common sports injuries in adults. Learn what can be done to help prevent these injuries, conditioning exercises and what to do before beginning a new exercise regime.
Sports Related Concussions
Dr. Alan Faden joins the show to discuss sports related concussions; including, traumatic brain injury, signs and symptoms of concussions, treatment, common causes and the long term consequences that can result.
Annals: Liquid Pediatric Medication Dosing Cups are Inaccurate,...
Steve Davis, co-author of the snnals study on liquid pediatric medication joins Dr. Vinocur to discuss how over the counter pediatric liquid medication measuring cups may provide a larger dose of medication than intended.
Child-Proofing Your Home
Dr. Dave Ross, emergency physician in Colorado Springs joins the show to talk about ways parents can child-proof their homes in order to protect their kids from injuries that can and do occur everyday.
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