All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Hospitals’

Mark Zuckerberg, Wife Priscilla Chan Give $75 Million to Hospital Where She Completed Residency

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have just announced a huge donation to San Francisco General Hospital. The couple is giving $75 million to the hospital, which is called The General, to expand the size of the ER and provide more beds for patients. “To add some specifics, our contribution today will allow The General to double the size …

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Hospital Leaked Patient’s Syphilis Diagnosis on Facebook, Claims Lawsuit

I’d imagine that being told you have an STD isn’t pleasant, but I’m pretty sure that it would be twice as awful if that news was made public – plastered all over Facebook, for instance. That’s what one Cincinnati woman is alleging in a new lawsuit. She claims that University of Cincinnati Medical Center employees posted a photo of her …

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Obamacare: The End of Insurance As We Know It?

In the early days of the Obamacare debate, before the ACA was codified and passed, there was mention of and support for things like a “public option”, and even “Medicaid for all”. These possibilities sought to remove for-profit insurance companies from the loop entirely. Some people heard about “government death panels” and responded by saying that they had already faced …

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Hospital Infections: Still Problem Despite Progress

Did you know that 1 in 25 people with infections actually get them while at a hospital receiving treatment? This shocking statistic comes by way of a new study that was published n the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday. You may think of hospitals as the cleanest environments on Earth. They’re meant to be free from harmful bacteria …

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Tonsillectomy Surgery Leads to Brain Dead Diagnosis

What started as a typical tonsillectomy for thirteen-year-old Jahi McMath ended in a mother’s worst nightmare. Due to complications, McMath bled during the surgery and suffered cardiac arrest. On December 12, 2013, the teenager was declared brain-dead. Two physicians (a hospital staff neurologist and a family practitioner) have concluded that the complete mass of McMath’s brain (including the brain stem) …

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Nurse Stabbed, Yet Remembered for Being a Good Nurse

Gail Sandidge was working at Good Shepherd Ambulatory Surgical Center in Longview, Texas, when 22-year-old Kyron Templeton moved about the hospital wielding a hunting knife. At 7 in the morning, Templeton ran through the hospital screaming, “You’re not going to kill my mother,” before stabbing and killing Sandidge as well as wounding four other people. According to eyewitness Chad Jackson, …

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Hospitals Refusing to Hire Smokers a Growing Trend

As of July 1, two Philadelphia hospitals, the University of Pennsylvania Hospital and the Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania, will join dozens of healthcare systems nationwide in refusing to hire smokers. The move has generated criticism from many quarters. Civil liberties activists have protested the intrusion into personal affairs and have theorized that the practice could force smokers to go to …

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George H.W. Bush Still in Hospital, Could be Discharged as Soon as This Week

Former President George H.W. Bush has been in the Houston-area Methodist Hospital for nearly two months now, battling an illness which included a constant fever. Around Christmas Bush was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) so that hospital staff could “more closely monitor his condition, which was stated to be “guarded” at the time. Now, it appears that the …

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George H.W. Bush “Alert” and “in Good Spirits” in ICU

Former President George H.W. Bush is still in the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Houston-area Methodist Hospital, but a Bush family spokesperson today announced that the former president’s condition is improving. The spokesperson expressed hope that Bush will make it through the current illness. From the statement: “President Bush remains in the intensive care unit at Methodist Hospital, where …

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Ex-President Bush Now in Intensive Care

Former President George H.W. Bush has been admitted to the intensive care unit of the Houston-area Methodist hospital. Bush has been in the hospital for more than a month now, battling what is reported to be a constant fever. According to the Houston Chronicle, Bush’s fever is not responding to treatment with Tylenol. The fever rose on Wednesday, December 24, …

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Medicare: More Patients Being Kept for Observation

Medicare patients are being kept for observation at hospitals more often than they’re being admitted, thanks to pressure from the federal government. According to a recent study, the number of individuals who have been kept for observation has risen dramatically over the past several years. And while the decision not to admit those on Medicare may help cut costs down …

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