Mansfield Opinion

December 16, 2013

Know when to seek assistance in an emergency

As a parent, you have a pretty good idea when a family member has an injury or illness that’s more than you can tackle with an over-the-counter medication and a hug. While the holiday season is a festive time, it’s no fun if you or someone you love isn’t feeling well or whose illness gets progressively worse, plus accidents and emergencies always seem to happen when you least expect them. That’s when the hospital emergency department (ED) can be the best place to care for a medical emergency. But how do you know if your family’s illness or accident warrants the services of an ED?

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