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Dr. Steve Sun looks over a heart monitor display in the emergency room at St. Mary's Medical Center in San Francisco. A new government report shows the number of people seeking emergency treatment after consuming energy drinks has doubled nationwide over the last four years. AP Photo/Eric Risberg

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Emergency room visits tied to energy drinks rise

SAN FRANCISCO — A new government survey suggests the number of people seeking emergency treatment after consuming energy drinks has doubled nationwide during the past four years, the same period in which the supercharged drink industry has surged in popularity in convenience stores, bars and on college campuses.

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