Our bodies crave good, clean air. It’s essential for our health and survival. We know that air quality fluctuates naturally as the seasons change, when there’s more pollen, or when forest fires are active. Sometimes, dangerous chemicals can enter the air we breathe. Factories or chemical plants have accidents and explosions that cause widespread toxic pollution. These events create concern and health risks to those who might be exposed. It’s important to understand some basics to remain calm … [Read more...] about What’s That Smoke In The Air?
By Eric McLaughlin, M.D. & Board Member, Texas Association of Freestanding Emergency Centers (TAFEC) Texas consumers increasingly have their access to emergency medical care delayed or altogether thwarted, and their coverage for legitimate care denied. After witnessing this alarming trend, Texas’ freestanding emergency room community is taking action to better protect and inform patients and their families. Together, we are making a wide-ranging commitment to remove much of the … [Read more...] about How the Texas Legislature can fulfill “our promise to patients” this session