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EMS1 eNews • Vol. 191
July 21, 2009
Ask the ER Doc
Altered LOC: What's the Cause?
By Robert Donovan, EMS1 Columnist
In the pre-hospital arena, as well as in the ER, we see sufficient numbers of patients with diabetes. While we think we can easily recognize the symptoms, it can sometimes be a bit tricky. An interesting case shows us one of the extremes of this common disease. When evaluating, it is important to purposely never start off 100 percent sure of my diagnosis. By doing this, I am constantly thinking about other disease possibilities. Full Story

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Health insurance and doctors were unthinkable luxuries for George Anderson of Redding, laid off nearly a year ago when his book distribution company filed for bankruptcy. Like countless others stripped of health insurance because of the recession, Anderson and his family were forced to turn to a free health clinic. In all, about 4 million Americans are expected to visit the nation's 1,200 free health clinics this year — a surge that comes as clinics face a drop-off in financial support. Full Story

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