Should You Go to the ER?


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Better safe than sorry

by Stacey Colino

You know how to handle a minor scrape at home, and you know heart attack symptoms should send you to the emergency room. But can you tell if a swollen ankle requires an ice pack or a 911 call? To the rescue: our handy guide to when to head to the ER, when to call your doctor, and when you can stay put.

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