WBEZ | emergency room http://www.wbez.org/tags/emergency-room Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Morning Shift: Physicians say U.S. ERs don't make the grade http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2014-01-24/morning-shift-physicians-say-us-ers-dont-make-grade <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/cover Flickr jeffdenapoli.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>We look at the state of emergency rooms in Illinois. Chicago magazine&#39;s Dennis Rodkin guides us through a battle over an historic home. And, we&#39;re joined by legendary Motown arranger Lamont Dozier.</p><div class="storify"><iframe src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-physicians-say-u-s-emergency-rooms-d/embed?header=false" width="100%" height=750 frameborder=no allowtransparency=true></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-physicians-say-u-s-emergency-rooms-d.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-physicians-say-u-s-emergency-rooms-d" target="_blank">View the story "Morning Shift: Physicians say U.S. ERs don't make the grade" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 08:35:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift-tony-sarabia/2014-01-24/morning-shift-physicians-say-us-ers-dont-make-grade Chicago hospitals brace for alcohol-related problems on New Year's Eve http://www.wbez.org/story/alcohol/chicago-hospitals-brace-alcohol-related-problems-new-years-eve <p><p>Emergency rooms around Chicago are bracing for an influx of patients seeking help for drinking too much Friday.</p><p>The head of the emergency room at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago's western suburbs says he sees more teenagers on New Year's for alcohol-related problems than any other day of the year.</p><p>It's an old routine for hospitals by now. Emergency room doctors prepare for patients who celebrate New Year's Eve a bit too much. Dr. Rahul Khare works at the ER at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.</p><p>&quot;It's actually pretty quiet a couple hours before new year's, but then about 15 minutes after new year's hits, we do see a surge of ambulances,&quot;&nbsp;Khare said.</p><p>Khare said doctors mostly try to re-hydrate patients. He said pumping stomachs is invasive and doctors don't do it much any more.<br /><br />&nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 31 Dec 2010 11:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story/alcohol/chicago-hospitals-brace-alcohol-related-problems-new-years-eve