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  • 'Superbug' fungus new menace in US hospitals, mostly NY, NJ

    04/25/2017 8:01:04 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 18 replies
    ap.org ^ | 4/25/17 | MIKE STOBBE
    A 'superbug' fungus is emerging as a new menace in U.S. hospitals, mostly in New York and New Jersey. First identified in Japan in 2009, the fungus has spread to more than a dozen countries around the globe. The oldest of the 66 cases reported in the U.S. dates back to 2013, but most were reported in the last year. The fungus called Candida auris is a harmful form of yeast. Scientists say it can be hard to identify with standard lab tests. U.S. health officials sounded alarms last year because two of the three kinds of commonly used antifungal...
  • Gunmen disguised as medics storm Kabul hospital, killing 30

    03/08/2017 5:09:38 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    pbs ^ | March 8, 2017 at 2:11 PM EST | Erica R. Hendry
    Gunmen disguised as medics stormed a military hospital in Kabul early Wednesday, launching an hours-long attack that left 30 dead in Afghanistan’s capital. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack on Sardar Daud Khan hospital, which injured more than 50, a government official told Reuters. The attack began on the hospital around 9 a.m. local time, when a suicide bomber blew open the hospital gate, the Washington Post reported. Over the next seven hours, gunmen worked through the hospital floor by floor, opening fire on hospital staff as well as patients. Afghan security forces were dropped onto the...
  • 100 Top Hospitals

    03/08/2017 10:32:27 AM PST · by spintreebob · 26 replies
    Truven Healthcare ^ | 3-6-17 | IBM Watson
    Based on the results of this year's study, if all Medicare inpatients received the same level of care as those treated in the award-winning facilities: Nearly than 89,000 additional lives could be saved; Over 61,000 additional patients could be complication free; Over $5.6 billion in inpatient costs could be saved; The average patient stay would decrease by half a day; Over 300,000 fewer discharged patients would be readmitted within 30 days; Patients would spend nine minutes less in hospital emergency departments per visit. If the same standards were applied to all inpatient care, the impact would be even greater.
  • Couple share horrific photo of an elderly patient collapsed on the floor at...

    02/28/2017 9:02:16 PM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | Feb 28, 2017 | Associated Press and Snejana Farberov For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Couple share horrific photo of an elderly patient collapsed on the floor at a VA hospital waiting room in North Carolina Disturbing photos taken inside a Veterans Administration hospital have emerged on social media showing an elderly patient laying on the floor and another apparently doubled over with pain in a wheelchair. The unsettling images were taken by former US Marine Stephen McMenamin and his wife, Hanna, and posted on Facebook. The shocking images sparked fury online and triggered an internal investigation at the hospital in Durham, North Carolina. The head of the medical center says an employee...
  • vanity Post

    02/14/2017 7:26:41 AM PST · by MissEdie · 27 replies
    2-14-2017 | MissEdie
    Freepers, I need some help and prayers. The future daughter-in-law of a close friend was in a bad car accident late last week. By the grace and mercy of God she was not as seriously injured as orignally thought. However, the treatment she has received from the hospital she was taken to has been deplorable at best. She was air lifted to McLeod's Hospital in Florence, SC on Thursday February 9. She was admitted to the hospital that afternoon, and was left in the cervical collar the EMTs put on her until Saturday (it had dried and caked bodily fluids...
  • The Catholic Church You Never Heard Of

    01/30/2017 2:57:45 PM PST · by NYer · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 30, 2017 | Iohanan A. Carvalho
    As I was growing up, I lost my faith in both God and the Church.  There are many things that made me lose my faith, among them terrible stories I heard about the Catholic Church’s past. Most of today’s pagan youth imagine people being burnt at the stake whenever they hear people talk about Catholicism.  They are wrong, but it’s not their fault.  The Church’s enemies, among them the communists, have spread lies about the history of the Church and the content of the faith. One thing they never told you, and the mainstream media simply won’t tell you, I assume,...
  • Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized in Houston [Wife also]

    01/17/2017 11:52:56 PM PST · by DoughtyOne · 188 replies
    KHOU.COM ^ | KHOU.com Staff , KHOU
    HOUSTON – Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized, his office chief of staff, Jean Becker, tells KHOU 11 News. Becker says the former president is in stable condition and is “doing fine,” but the reason Bush was hospitalized was not immediately disclosed.
  • Hospitals warn Trump and Congress of massive losses with Affordable Care Act repeal

    12/08/2016 8:40:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/08/2016 | By Amy Goldstein
    The nation’s hospital industry warned President-elect Donald Trump and congressional leaders on Tuesday that repealing the Affordable Care Act could cost hospitals $165 billion by the middle of the next decade and trigger “an unprecedented public health crisis.” The two main trade groups for U.S. hospitals dispatched a letter to the incoming president and Capitol Hill’s top four leaders, saying that the government should help hospitals avoid massive financial losses if the law is rescinded in a way that causes a surge of uninsured patients. The letter, along with a consultant’s study estimating the financial impact of undoing the Affordable...
  • BAD TIMING: Hillary Clinton to Appear in October Issue of ‘Women’s Health’ Magazine (poll)

    09/13/2016 9:00:46 PM PDT · by GilGil · 34 replies
    Heatst.com ^ | 9/13/2016 | Andrew Stiles
    Hillary Clinton suffered a serious health scare over the weekend, nearly collapsing at a 9/11 anniversary event in Manhattan. We later learned she had been diagnosed with pneumonia and was canceling a number of events after being advised by her doctor to get some rest. In light of these events, it’s a little awkward that Hillary will be featured in next month’s issue of Women’s Health magazine.
  • Clinton team avoided ER to conceal details of her medical treatment

    09/12/2016 3:10:30 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | Sep 12, 2016 | Yoav Gonen, Shawn Cohen, Tina Moore and Bruce Golding
    Clinton team avoided ER to conceal details of her medical treatment By Yoav Gonen, Shawn Cohen, Tina Moore and Bruce Golding September 12, 2016 | 4:42pm Credit: Zdenek Gazda Hillary Clinton was headed to an emergency room following her sudden collapse during the Sept. 11 memorial ceremony — but ditched her NYPD escort and detoured to daughter Chelsea Clinton’s apartment to keep details of her medical treatment under wraps, The Post has learned. Secret Service protocol called for the Democratic presidential nominee be taken to a state-designated Level I Trauma Center in the wake of her Sunday morning health crisis...
  • BREAKING: Royal Liverpool Hospital in lockdown after man 'attacked with machete'

    08/04/2016 8:04:05 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 63 replies
    daily star ^ | 8/4 | evans
    A 26-year-old man is in a serious condition after being stabbed in the arms and legs. Police said the man drove himself five miles to hospital following the attack. Unconfirmed reports suggest there is a bullet hole in the vehicle he drove in.
  • World’s largest hotel with 10,000 rooms, 70 restaurants to open in Mecca by 2017

    08/04/2016 12:39:34 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 36 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | August 4, 2016
    The Abraj Kudai hotel reportedly costs a whopping $ 3.5 billion. (Source: dar.dargroup.com) If all goes according to plan, by 2107 Mecca will be home to the largest hotel in the world with 10,000 rooms! According to reports, the Abraj Kudai hotel, which is the labour of love and a lot of finance – around $3.5 billion of funds are in play – should be ready for visitors in 2017. Touted to be the largest hotel in the world, the project is owned by Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Finance and is being designed by the Dar Al-Handasah group. It will...
  • Breaking: Patient, employee shot and killed at Florida hospital

    07/17/2016 6:00:27 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | July 17 , 2016 | Foxnews.Com
    DEVELOPING: An elderly patient and an employee were shot and killed at a Florida hospital Sunday morning in what police are calling “an isolated incident.”
  • Texas Gov. Abbott Released from Hospital After Burn Treatment

    07/15/2016 5:04:23 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 12 replies
    ABC 13 HOUSTON ^ | 15 JULY 2016 | AP
    AUSTIN, TX -- Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has been released after four nights in the hospital for treatment of severe burns he suffered while vacationing last week. Spokesman Matt Hirsch said Abbott left San Antonio's Brooke Army Medical Center on Friday and is returning to the governor's mansion in Austin. Abbott, a paraplegic who uses a wheelchair, sustained extensive second- and third-degree burns on his lower legs and feet after being scalded July 7 while in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. His office won't say exactly how he was burned.
  • Bomb Threat Reported at Niklaus Children's Hospital in Miami

    07/08/2016 1:43:48 PM PDT · by austinaero · 5 replies
    ABC channel 10 local to Miami ^ | 07/08/16 | Amanda Batchelor
    Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said authorities were initially called to reports of an active shooter and bomb threat. Miami-Dade Police Detective Daniel Ferrin said the hospital has been evacuated as a precaution because of the reported threats. Officers are going floor to floor to ensure that the campus is safe.
  • Yikes! Live Python Falls From Hospital Ceiling

    05/10/2016 10:15:50 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    KFOR ^ | MAY 10, 2016
    A month after slithering into the ceiling of Washington’s Tacoma General Hospital, a white ball python is back with its owner. Sources say a visitor brought the snake to the hospital in a cat carrier full of stuffed animals. After the owner went home, he realized his python had escaped and notified the hospital, according to KCPQ. Hospital workers said they didn’t think anything of it because they see strange things happen all the time. The snake was found, “when it came out of the ceiling ventilation on April 30,” said Marce Edwards with MultiCare Health System. Edwards confirmed that...
  • Doctor reveals horrors that make this hospital dangerous for kids

    05/08/2016 1:20:10 PM PDT · by wastedyears · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/8/2016 | Anonymous
    A pediatrician who spent three years as a resident at Coney Island Hospital spoke to The Post’s Melkorka Licea about the frightening patient care the doctor witnessed and heard about in the 371-bed Brooklyn facility. Fearing more children will be put in harm’s way, the physician wanted to shed light on the chronic negligence, unqualified care and poor supervision that plagues the city-run institution.
  • Bus driver: 'I saw the terrorist in the hospital'

    04/19/2016 4:17:02 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/4/16 | David Rosenberg
    The driver of the bus, however, has stated that the man was indeed the terrorist, and that security officials at the hospital confirmed as much. The driver, Moshe Levy, spoke with BeHadrei Haredim on Tuesday, and recalled the incident and his encounter with the alleged terrorist. “The [bus] ride was normal; I saw the terrorist get on the bus at one of the stations. The terrorist boarded and paid just like everyone else. He didn’t look suspicious to me, and he wasn’t carrying a strange bag or something. No, I didn’t suspect him.” “Then all of the sudden, on Baram...
  • Navy makes something positive out of Chicago violence

    03/24/2016 5:52:11 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 5 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 03/19/2016 | Mark Brown
    Chicago Brown: Navy makes something positive out of Chicago violence Mark Brown This is a good news story, but underlying it is a bleak reality. The volume of gunshot wounds and other trauma cases treated at Stroger Hospital is so high that the U.S. Navy has teamed up the past two years with the hospital’s prestigious trauma unit to keep its medical personnel better prepared for their next deployment. The Navy guys might see as much action in a typical night at Stroger as they would if they were in a combat setting. Let that sink in for a minute....
  • ACLU Attempting to Force Catholic Hospital to Kill Babies in Abortions

    03/14/2016 7:18:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | March 14, 2016 | Emily Derois
    In December, LifeNews reported the American Civil Liberties Union sued a Catholic health system in an attempt to force its staff to perform abortions, despite their religious and personal pro-life convictions. On March 23, the court will examine the evidence and determine whether to dismiss the ACLU’s lawsuit against the Trinity Health Corporation. In a federal lawsuit against Trinity, which is one of the largest Catholic health systems in the country, the ACLU explained that their doctors refused to perform abortions on five women who suffered preterm, premature rupture of membranes. This complication arises when the amniotic sac breaks and...