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This blog serves as a bulletin board for emergency physicians to share unusual and interesting photos of life in the ED. It is also a partner with our Instagram account, @em_news, where you can find these photos on the go.

Have a clinical photo to share? Make sure it meets these criteria:
    • You must have taken the photo yourself. No “borrowing” from someone else or another website.
    • You must have written permission to submit someone else's photo. Send us the photographer’s name so we can give credit.
    • Sending a photo of a patient? You need his written permission to take the photo, and must send a copy of it to us.
    • Be sure to obscure the patient’s face and identifying details even if you have permission (HIPAA, you know).
    • Send us the particulars about your photo: the patient’s symptoms, history, tests performed, therapies started, disposition, and outcome.
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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

The morphing and uncertain landscape of marijuana legalization has not only created new challenges for EPs but also led to an increase in DUIs and cannabinoid hyperemesis. (


Monday, May 20, 2019

Dr. Larry Mellick says racemic epinephrine’s benefits in patients with croup, asthma, and bronchiolitis have been overshadowed by unfounded rumors of its adverse effects. (

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Our Tox Cave authors say e-cigarettes may soon send more patients to the ED with burns, blast injuries, and even fractures. (

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Ultrasound for retinal detachment is a reminder that ruling out a diagnosis should be based on clinical judgment, not what an isolated ultrasound, says Dr. Christine Butts. (

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Monday, May 13, 2019

The previous mainstay of treatment for concussion, complete brain and physical rest, is actually harmful, and the opposite is now recommended, says Dr. Katherine Dolbec. (