From the Frontlines

with Dr. Troy Madsen

How can you tell if it's heartburn or a heart attack? What do you do if someone you love has a stoke? Dr. Troy Madsen, Emergency Department physician, answers these questions and more. He'll give you perspective and information to help you decide if it's really an emergency and what to do in those situations. From falls to the flu, Dr. Madsen will keep you informed about the common reasons why people end up in the ER so you can avoid a trip there yourself.


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Fourth of July Dangers

Jun 30, 2017

Independence Day means fun with fireworks for many. But unfortunately, the Fourth of July also commonly brings burns and eye injuries to the ER. Emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen discusses some of the less ...

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What to Do When Someone is Having a Severe Asthma Attack

Jun 23, 2017

A severe asthma attack can be dangerous and an alarming situation for both the victim and those around them. Do you know what to do if you find yourself needing to assist someone during an asthma attack? Emergency room physician

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Why Vital Signs Are Important for ER Doctors

Jun 16, 2017

Typically, an emergency room doctor reviews a patient's vital signs before actually seeing the patient. The four main vital signs—blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, and body temperature—reveal a lot of important information. Emergency room physician

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Should I Be Worried About My Child “Dry Drowning?”

Jun 16, 2017

You’ve seen the alarming headlines about “dry drowning” in which a child passes away days after inhaling water. It’s definitely a nightmare scenario, but does it really happen? The short answer: not exactly. What actually happened is called “secondary drowning,” and it is preventable if ...

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Safety Tips for Lawn Mowing

Jun 9, 2017

With summer almost here, many people are rolling out those dusty lawn mowers to trim their lawns. Emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen discusses some common injuries that lawn mowers can cause and offers important ...

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Signs and Symptoms of a Poisonous Spider Bite

Jun 2, 2017

In the United States, there are two breeds of poisonous spiders to be worried about: the black widow and the brown recluse. We’ve all heard horror stories about these creepy creatures, but what really happens if you get bit by one? And what can doctors do about it? Emergency physician

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ER for Skin Infections?

May 26, 2017

Maybe it’s some redness on your skin. Maybe a small cut has become inflamed. Maybe an ingrown hair has become a little more worrisome. Is your skin infection something to worry about and when should you seek immediate care? Emergency physician

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