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Kids Get Codeine In ER Despite Risks, Guidelines

Despite recommended limits on codeine use in children, the potent painkiller is prescribed for children in at least half a million emergency room visits each year, a study suggests.

CBS Miami–04/21/2014

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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Americans To Eat 1.25 Billion Chicken Wings And Other Fun Super Bowl Numbers

Like every big game, this year’s Super Bowl is all about the numbers. From the stats of the players to the amount of food to the betting odds, there are numbers for just about everything involving the Super Bowl.

CBS Miami–01/28/2014

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ER By Appointment Being Tested

When you think about going to the emergency room, odds are the thought of the waiting room could be as painful as the problem that brought you there. Some facilities are now trying a new approach to the ER by allowing people to make reservations.

CBS4–03/29/2013

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A Night Inside Ryder Trauma Center

A little before midnight on a recent Friday, paramedics from the City of Miami brought in a man who had been found passed out in a Dumpster. Whether the man crawled into the Dumpster on his own or was tossed inside by others wasn’t clear.

CBS4–02/26/2013

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Unions Protest Privatization Outside Jackson Memorial Hospital

Local unions protested a plan to privatize part of Jackson Memorial Hospital Wednesday. The unions claiming the move would put profits before patients.

CBS4–09/12/2012

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NW Medical ER Reopens After Pesticide Contamination Scare

An apparent suicide attempt using a toxic chemical closed the emergency room at Northwest Medical Center for hours Sunday morning, after the victim contaminated himself, paramedics, and eventually the emergency room with a pesticide.

CBS4–04/01/2012

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