The Golden Hour

When should I go to the ER for Chest Pain?

When should I go to the ER for Chest Pain?

By Katie Golden, MD July 21, 2020 Unexplained symptoms and sensations in the body, especially when they are felt in the chest, can be an unsettling source of stress and discomfort. It can be difficult for doctors and patients alike to understand the source of chest...

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever: Let’s Talk Ticks and Bacteria

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever: Let’s Talk Ticks and Bacteria

By Katie E. Golden, MD May 25, 2020   With everyone’s heads turned towards the coronavirus, it can be easy to overlook the other sources of fever and infection that we have to consider. It’s that time of year, with warmer temperatures when Rocky Mountain Spotted...

The Answer Key to COVID Testing

The Answer Key to COVID Testing

The Answer Key to COVID Testing By Dr. Katie E. Golden, MD May 14, 2020 The success of reopening our state relies partly on increased testing, helping us to understand who has the infection, who is at risk, and how we can keep everyone safe. There has been a rapid...

A Look Inside The ER During COVID

  By Dr. Katie E. Golden, MD April 15, 2020 The last month has been difficult for us all, and everyone has experienced the life-changing challenges of this pandemic in their own way.  It is even harder when we can’t see exactly how this virus is affecting the...

What You Need to Know about the Novel Coronavirus

What You Need to Know about the Novel Coronavirus

What You Need to Know about the Novel Coronavirus  By Dr. Katie E. Golden, MD We have all been inundated with updates about the daily spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and it can be hard to keep up with the flood of information from media, government...

Let’s Talk About Sex . . . ually transmitted diseases

Let’s Talk About Sex . . . ually transmitted diseases

Let’s Talk About Sex . . . ually transmitted diseases By Dr. Katie E. Golden, MD Patients often come to the Emergency Department (ED) for concerns regarding exposures or symptoms of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). These infections are incredibly common. In 2017...

The Pits and Pearls of Prescription Pain Medication

The Pits and Pearls of Prescription Pain Medication

The Pits and Pearls of Prescription Pain Medication By Katie E. Golden, MD Most Americans are aware of the opioid crisis that has become a high priority public health concern. Over the last two decades, the alarming increase in fatal overdoses across the country has...

Atrial Fibrillation: Hearts Aflutter for the Holidays

Atrial Fibrillation: Hearts Aflutter for the Holidays

Hearts Aflutter for the Holidays By Dr.Katie E. Golden, MD The holiday season is upon us, and for many us, that translates to a steady stream of family gatherings, fun celebrations, and naturally some over-indulgence. This comes with coinciding seasonal trends that we...

My Child Has a Fever: What Do I Do?

My Child Has a Fever: What Do I Do?

By Katie E. Golden, MD Parents often bring their children into the Emergency Department (ED) for evaluation of fever, which is a common occurrence in babies, infants, and toddlers. Their young immune systems are still learning how to build a defense system against all...

Explaining Unexplained Abdominal Pain

Explaining Unexplained Abdominal Pain

Explaining Unexplained Abdominal Pain by Dr. Katie E. Golden, MD Abdominal pain is a common symptom that brings patients to the emergency department (ED) for evaluation. It is also common that our ED workup does not find an identifiable cause, and patients are...