Family of woman who died sues hospital over transfusion

The family of a woman who died shortly after receiving the wrong blood type during a transfusion filed a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday against South Shore Hospital.
Dorothy Foster, 64, went to the hospital in January 2007 complaining of pain in her ankles, according to Rahsaan Gordon, an attorney for the family. Foster was told she had a blood infection and needed a transfusion, Gordon said.
Foster had type B blood but was given type A, according Read the rest of this entry »

Ark. anchorwoman dies in hospital after beating

Ark. anchorwoman dies in hospital after beating
Sunday, October 26, 2008
By JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press Writer
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. —  An Arkansas television anchorwoman died Saturday, several days after she didn’t answer her wake-up call and was found beaten in her home, hospital officials said.
Anne Pressly, 26, died at St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Margaret Preston said.
In a statement released by Read the rest of this entry »

Merrick Combined His Loves

Dr. Gregory Merrick is passionate about the things he loves.
Whether it be his family, his job, or his hobbies, Merrick is deeply devoted to seeing everything in his life is given the utmost attention.
That’s especially true when it comes to his job as head of Wheeling Hospital’s Schiffler Cancer Center and Urologic Research Institute.
As one soldier in the fight against a disease that touches hundreds of thousands of lives, Merrick is well Read the rest of this entry »

State health commish's video touts benefits of levy on nondiet soda

Tuesday, December 30th 2008, 4:00 AM
Daines, a mild-mannered Mormon, recorded a five-minute
and other nondiet sodas.
“No one likes to hear about new taxes, but some taxes can be good for your health,” Daines said in the video.
Daines armed himself with a handful of props, including nearly a dozen cans of soda, a giant container with 13 pounds of sugar – representing an extra 21,000 calories a year – and a 6-pound blob of yellow rubber Read the rest of this entry »

Obama hopes to stay fit

Barack Obama says he wishes he had more time for staying fit. And the Democratic presidential candidate admits that he still occasionally smokes a cigarette.
“Most of my workouts have to come before my day starts,” Obama told the magazine Men’s Health in an interview for its November issue. “There’s always a trade-off between sleep and working out. Usually I get in about 45 minutes, six days a week. I’ll lift one day, do cardio the next.”
If he Read the rest of this entry »

3 killings bring '08 homicides to 101

Details were sketchy, but a homicide was reported Sunday night at International Boulevard and 35th Avenue. A police dispatcher said she did not know yet how the person was killed.
Earlier Sunday, two young men were shot dead in separate incidents in East Oakland, police said.
One killing happened at 4:10 a.m. near the intersection of 106th Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard. A 25-year-old man was shot, police said, and was later pronounced dead at Read the rest of this entry »

Tell me more about the cholesterol diet you mentioned on TV

Hi Diane,
The cholesterol-lowering diet that I referred to on “House Call with Dr. Sanjay Gupta” is not a specific diet but rather a dietary portfolio of cholesterol-lowering foods. The study that I referred to was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2005 by a group of researchers in Canada. In the study, they took 34 people with high cholesterol and put them on three separate “treatments” (in random order) for one month each. Read the rest of this entry »

Know the facts and resources on breast cancer

Many of us know a mother, a daughter, a relative or a friend diagnosed with breast cancer. You saw the tears, witnessed the fear and hoped to yourself it never would happen to you. It is a cancer that frightens many because years ago, being diagnosed with breast cancer meant certain death. Today, the five-year survival rate is 98 percent if the breast cancer is caught before it spreads. Sadly, many women are not aware of the risk factors for breast Read the rest of this entry »

WakeMed signs deal with Wilson hospital

In what the hospital system calls an effort to lessen its patient load,
's cardiac services.
WakeMed is running at near 100 percent capacity, and many of its patients are from outside the Triangle area, says Dr. Bill Atkinson, the hospital’s president and chief executive officer. By working with community hospitals such as Wilson Medical to boost their services, Atkinson says, WakeMed hopes to take some of the load off its own facilities.
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McKesson, Magellan Health Launch Integrated Medical/Behavioral

About McKesson Corporation:
McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 18th on the FORTUNE 500, is a
health care services and information technology company dedicated to
helping its customers deliver high-quality health care by reducing
costs, streamlining processes, and improving the quality and safety of
patient care. McKesson is the longest-operating company in health care
today, and marks 175 years of Read the rest of this entry »