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Oklahoma Man Josh Hader Suffers Stroke From Cracking His Neck

28-year-old Josh Hader suffered from a stroke after attempting to stretch out his neck. He had to be brought to the ER after experiencing numbness, double vision, and weakness, but despite this, he is still a lucky man.

Public Health May 4, 2019

Hospital Curtains Could Be Carriers Of Deadly Bacteria: Study

A new study revealed that privacy curtains in hospitals could be potential carriers of deadly bacteria. Other hospital equipment and tools could also be contaminated, experts said.

Public Health April 13, 2019

California Man Ernest Quintana Told He Was Dying Via 'Robot' Video Call In ICU

A California hospital is now under scrutiny after a 78-year-old in the ICU was told he only had days left to live via a robotic video call. His family is upset with the way the news was broken.

Feature | Health March 9, 2019

Hospital Charges Florida Woman Jeannette Parker Nearly $50,000 For Stray Cat Bite

Jeannette Parker fed tuna to a seemingly hungry stray cat outside Everglades National Park in Florida. The feline however, bit her. Worse, she got billed $48,512 for the treatment.

Public Health February 27, 2019

California Hospital Facing Penalties For Leaving Surgical Sponge In Patient's Abdomen

Several California hospitals are facing penalties for noncompliance with licensing requirements that caused injuries to patients. One of them was fined for leaving a surgical sponge inside a patient, contributing to the patient's death.

Feature | Health February 10, 2019

Woman Says Hospital Left Her Mother With Alzheimer's Outside Care Facility At 2 A.M.

A woman says that a hospital left her 84-year-old mother with Alzheimer's disease outside her care facility in the middle of the night. She describes the incident as 'criminal.'

Feature | Health February 2, 2019

Woman Sues California Hospital That Allegedly Performed C-Section On Her Without Anesthesia

What happens when a C-section is performed without anesthesia? A California mom was left screaming, pleading for help, and begging the doctors to stop cutting her.

Medicine August 4, 2018

'Curious' 13-Year-Old Boy Taken To Hospital After Inserting USB Into His Penis

A teen from North China inserted a USB cable into his genitals out of curiosity. The teen was admitted into the hospital after he was unable to take the cable out.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 6, 2018

Hospital Charges $18,000 For Baby Who Took A Nap And Drank Formula In ER

A South Korean couple had their baby checked for injuries after falling off the bed, but emergency room doctors said that he was fine. The baby took a nap and drank formula, and then the couple was charged over $18,000.

Public Health June 30, 2018

Google AI Can Predict Death For Patients With Amazing Accuracy

Research published by Google showed the potential of artificial intelligence in healthcare. The system created by Google is able to predict whether a patient will die within 24 hours from admission to a hospital at 95 percent accuracy.

Google June 19, 2018

The Top Reasons People Are Rushed To The Emergency Room

People head straight to the emergency room for immediate medical attention to their condition. Here are the top reasons people are taken to the hospital's emergency section.

Medicine April 15, 2018

Denver Hospital Sterilization Malpractice Places Surgical Patients At Risk Of HIV, Hepatitis B, And Hepatitis C

A 'sterilization breach' in a Denver hospital has placed an unknown number of surgical patients at risk of HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C infection. There was apparently 'a gap in the pre-cleaning process' that lasted for nearly two years.

Public Health April 5, 2018

University Hospital Faces Lawsuits Over Embryo Storage Malfunctions

More than a thousand eggs and embryos have been destroyed as University Hospitals Fertility Center experienced an equipment malfunction. Over the weekend, three lawsuits have been filed and more are coming while the institution investigates the mysterious incident.

Biotech March 13, 2018

Does Pope’s Hospital Prioritize Profits Over Patients? AP Reveals Findings From Probe

Associated Press has released its findings on an investigation on Bambino Gesu (Baby Jesus) Pediatric Hospital in Italy. Results pointed to a declining level of health care and the drive for profit instead of patient care.

Public Health July 3, 2017

California Health Officials Fine Hospitals For Substandard Care

Hospitals in California were fined for infractions on Health and Safety Codes that led to patient injuries and deaths. The medical facilities have to pay a combined amount of over $1 million.

Public Health April 22, 2017

Patients Less Likely To Die In US Hospitals During Surprise Inspections: Study

Patients during surprise hospital accreditation surveys may have a slightly lower risk of dying within 30 days of their admission, a new study has found. What could account for these lower mortality rates?

Public Health March 21, 2017

Rookie Physicians Allowed To Work 28-Hour Shifts Under New Rules

Rookie physicians are allowed to work for as long as 28 hours under the new rules released by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. The revised rules have sparked renewed concern over the safety of physicians and patients.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 11, 2017

Crowding In UK Hospitals A Humanitarian Crisis: Red Cross

The British Red Cross described overcrowding and shortage of beds in UK hospitals as a humanitarian crisis. The charity asked the government for more budget in caring for the sick and the elderly.

Public Health January 7, 2017

Using Same Hospital Bed As A Patient Given Antibiotics Increases Risks Of Clostridium Infection

Hospital beds are usually associated with getting better but a new study is saying this may depend on who used it before. If the previous patient received antibiotics, the subsequent patient is likelier to develop a Clostridium infection, report researchers.

Public Health October 11, 2016

Orlando Hospitals Footing $5.5 Million Bill For Pulse Shooting Victims

Orlando Health and Florida Hospitals have announced that victims of June’s Pulse shooting will not be billed for the care they received. So far, expenses for the victims’ care have reached $5.5 million.

Life & Style August 26, 2016

Doctors Not As Mindful Of Hand Hygiene When Not Watched: Study

Doctors and nurses may not be spared from the so-called 'Hawthorne Effect' and are potentially unmindful of hand hygiene when someone isn't looking. How is hand hygiene compliance in hospitals faring?

Public Health June 11, 2016

Severely Obese People At Increased Risk For Post Heart Surgery Infections

Severely obese individuals who undergo coronary artery bypass are more at risk for post surgery infections. They also tend to stay longer in the hospital compared with patients who have normal weight.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 2, 2016

Four Common Surgical Procedures Much Safer, Cheaper In Rural Critical Access Hospitals Than In Cities

Common surgical procedures are found to be much safer and cheaper in rural hospitals than in city counterparts, a new study has revealed. The findings confirm what rural surgeons have long suspected.

Public Health May 19, 2016

NYC Hospital To Pay $2.2 Million For Allowing Reality TV Show To Film Patients Without Consent

New York Presbyterian submits itself for a corrective action plan after losing a case filed against it in Federal court. NYP maintains it did not violate any HIPAA rules despite court ruling.

Public Health April 22, 2016

PeaceHealth St. John Notifies Nearly 300 Patients Of Possible Exposure To HIV, Hepatitis C And Hepatitis B

PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center has notified nearly 300 patients who might have been exposed to HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C. The likelihood of infection is extremely low, but the hospital is still exercising caution and offering tests to concerned patients.

Life April 7, 2016

Possible Ransomware Attack Still Cripples MedStar Health Computer System

Hospitals within MedStar's network are still recovering from a cyberattack that paralyzed their email and patient record databases. The $5 billion health care provider, however, refused to call it a ransomware attack, and maintains that its systems will soon fully recover.

Life April 1, 2016

Virus Prompts Shutdown Of MedStar Hospital Chain's Computer System

MedStar Health Inc. was forced to shut down its email and record systems after a virus breached its computer system. The FBI is conducting an investigation if this was a ransomware attack.

Life March 29, 2016

One In Four Seniors Leave Hospital With Superbugs On Their Hands

One in four seniors carried drug-resistant bacteria or superbugs on their hands upon visiting hospitals and post-acute care facilities. They will also keep getting new bacterial strains during their stay, new research has warned.

Life March 17, 2016

Nearly 300 Massachusetts Hospital Patients Possibly Exposed To HIV, Hepatitis

Baystate Noble Hospital in Massachusetts sent out notification letters to patients who underwent colonoscopies as they may possibly be exposed to HIV and hepatitis. The reason for the exposure is the lack of adequate disinfection measures in cleaning the endoscopes used.

Life January 23, 2016

NHS Hospitals To Have Sugar Tax To Tackle Obesity In UK

NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens confirmed plans to impose a sugar tax in UK hospitals. The move aims to put a strong tax system in place or to fully abolish added sugar in hospitals by year 2020.

Life January 18, 2016

Babies Born At Weekends Have Greater Death Risk

In a study on more than 1.3 million births in England, babies born in hospitals at the weekends had a significantly greater chance of dying than those delivered on weekdays. The infant death rates raised concerns on hospital care across the week.

Life November 25, 2015

US Reaches $257M Settlement With Hospitals Over Improper Cardiac Implants

Almost 500 hospitals in 43 states will reimburse $257 million worth of Medicare payment due to improper cardiac implants. Patients implanted with cardioverter defibrillators had to undergo angioplasty or heart bypass surgery because the cardiac implants were given too soon following a heart attack.

Life October 31, 2015

Henry Ford To Build $110 Million Outpatient Cancer Center In Detroit

Henry Ford Health System announces its plan to build a cancer center in Detroit.

Life October 1, 2015

Dirty Hospitals Lead To Deadly Infections: New Study Finds Lapses In Cleaning Practices Of Health Facilities

Cleaning and disinfection are crucial to ensuring that infections acquired in hospitals are limited. Researchers take a closer look at how cleaning and sanitary monitoring processes have evolved through time.

Life August 13, 2015

Yelp And ProPublica Band Together To Provide Info On Hospitals And Doctors

Information regarding medical facilities across the US may be more enhanced with the partnership of Yelp and ProPublica. Now, consumers may view data specific to their health care needs with a touch of a fingertip.

Life August 6, 2015

Cooperation Between Hospitals Can Help Thwart Superbug Spread says CDC

The spread of superbug infections, which do not respond to antibiotics, are increasing. According to the CDC, hospital and other medical facilities should come together and improve infection control measures, specifically when transferring patients from one facility to another.

Life August 5, 2015

Medicare Data Shows Significant Increase In Hospital Prices

The cost of common procedures in hospitals has increased by more than 10 percent. This could have unwanted impact on the uninsured and those who receive care in hospitals outside of their insurance network.

Life June 2, 2015

Mercy Joplin Moves Patients To New Hospital Location

It’s a bittersweet moving for the staff and patients of the new Mercy Hospital Joplin after the old hospital was hit by a hurricane.

Life March 23, 2015

Bobbi Kristina Brown Moved To Rehab Facility From Georgia Hospital: Report

Bobbi Kristina Brown has been moved to a rehabilitation facility after sepnding two months in a medically induced coma at an Atlanta hospital. The 22-year-old's condition remains unchanged.

Internet Culture March 21, 2015

California Hospital Prepares For Rare Six-Way Kidney Transplant

A hospital in San Francisco is preparing to perform a six-way kidney transplant involving 12 donors and 12 kidney recipients. This could be the largest transplant chain on the West Coast.

Life March 6, 2015

Deadly Superbug Linked To Doctors' Offices Kill Infect Half Million Americans Each Year: CDC Study

Although the drug-resistant C. difficile bacteria tends to thrive in health care facilities, a significant number of individuals contracted the infection after a recent visit to a dentist's or doctor's office.

Life February 28, 2015

Hachiko Waited But This Miniature Schnauzer Walked 20 Blocks From Home To Visit Owner Battling Cancer

Truly man's best friend, this little Schnauzer managed to get herself to the hospital to visit his owner who was recovering from surgery.

Internet Culture February 13, 2015

British Couple Will Not Have to Pay $200,000 Bill to U.S. Hospital for Premature Baby Birth

New York hospital says young British pair won't have to be responsible for whopping bill for birth and care of their preemie son. Hospital says it will work with insurance company to cover all expenses.

Life January 4, 2015

Hospitals Dramatically Reducing Amount of Drug Mix Ups and Infections

A new study shows that there was a 17 percent reduction in hospital errors from 2010 to 2013. However, the overall rate of mistakes made by hospitals is still 10 percent, which is "too high," the report says.

Life December 2, 2014

Believe It or Not, Having Certain Heart Attacks in Hospitals Might be Riskier

According to a study, a certain type of heart attack is actually more deadly when experienced during hospitalization for a non-cardiac disease. Patients, take note.

Life November 18, 2014

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