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Hospital Security Sends Dead Patient Home In Taxi: Lawsuit

By | Wed, 12/18/2013 - 18:03

Hospital security sent A'Darrin Washington home in a taxi even though he was already dead, according to a lawsuit filed by his mother.

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Tough Mudder Races' Growing Popularity Brings Influx Of Injuries To Hospitals

By | Mon, 11/18/2013 - 11:51

With 1.5 million people predicted to take part in Tough Mudder races next year, medical experts are warning participants and local hospitals about the health consequences.

Moore Oklahoma Tornado Devastates Hospital Medical Center

Oklahoma Tornado Devastates Moore Hospital, Victims Evacuated [PHOTOS]

By | Tue, 05/21/2013 - 00:06

The devastating tornado in Moore, Oklahoma incapacitated the Moore Medical Center outside Oklahoma City, forcing it to evacuate patients and redirect victims of the massive damage to other health centers.

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NYC Hospital Mistakenly Removes Wrong Kidney From Patient, Doesn't Release Name Of Surgeon

By | Fri, 05/10/2013 - 11:06

Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City has not released the name of a surgeon who was relieved of his duties Thursday after removing the wrong kidney from a patient.

Tiny Cracks in Surgical Gloves Led to Surgery Related Infections at Cedar Sinai Hospital

By | Mon, 12/10/2012 - 14:48

A surgeon at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center reportedly infected five patients during valve replacement surgeries.

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Mix-up At Minn. Hospital Leads to Baby Being Breastfed by Stranger

By | Fri, 12/07/2012 - 14:28

A woman is suffering "emotional distress" after her newborn son was mistakenly given to the wrong mother, who breastfed the infant before hospital staff discovered the mix-up.

Are Social Factors Tied to Hospital Readmissions?

By | Sat, 10/20/2012 - 10:30

There may be several non-medical factors outside of hospitals' control that are linked to how heart and pneumonia patients fare once they're discharged.

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Looking for a Good Doctor? Good Luck

By | Thu, 09/27/2012 - 09:14

In no U.S. state can patients find out what a surgeon's rate of complications is, how many mistakes a hospital makes, how many avoidable deaths it has or almost anything else about a provider's record of care.

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Doctors Successfully Extract an 'Asparagus-Sized' Eel from a NZ Man's Rectum

By | Mon, 09/24/2012 - 16:54

An unidentified man from New Zealand checked into the hospital with a rather embarrassing problem: he needed doctors to extract an asparagus-sized eel from his bottom.

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Hospital Shootings Are Rare, but Unpredictable and Difficult to Prevent

By | Fri, 09/21/2012 - 19:35

A new analysis on shootings over the past decade reveals that while 1.7 million people are victims of violent crime at the workplace in the United States, hospital shootings are rare events that are very hard to predict.

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In UK, Death After Surgery Rates Double Than Previously Believed, Could the Same Be True for the US?

By | Fri, 09/21/2012 - 10:24

A new study shows that incidences of death after surgery in European countries, especially the UK, are higher than previous estimates.