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What’s Up, Doc, Episode 31: When to go to the ER

Hospitals across the country, including Mercyhealth, are reporting fewer visits for heart attacks, acute strokes and other medical emergencies. Although the phenomenon is not clearly understood and studies are underway, Mercyhealth medical experts believe patients are either choosing not to seek—or delaying—emergency care. Here to explain why delaying emergency care could be dangerous and why a visit is always the safer option is Dr. Jason Bredenkamp, Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mercyhealth’s Javon Bea Hospital.

[Originally aired on WROK Radio in Rockford June 4, 2020.]

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