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According to hospital officials, the majority of the health issues seen in the Sunnyside Community Hospital emergency room could have been dealt with through routine preventative health care, an option many Lower Valley low income families find a luxury item.

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Too many families using emergency room for general health care

Parents who have affordable access to health care for their children are less likely to take their children to local emergency rooms for non emergencies, according to a new study by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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