Health website woes force extension for sickest

WASHINGTON (AP) — Technology problems with President Barack Obama’s health care website are forcing the administration to extend a federal insurance plan for some of the sickest patients by a month. The Pre-Existing Condition Insurance […]


Calif. elderly care home had numerous violations

  CASTRO VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Officials say numerous violations had been found at a California assisted living site that left 14 sick and elderly patients behind last week after it was shut down by […]


Calif. doctor sued for unconscious patient prank

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California anesthesiologist’s decision to decorate an unconscious patient’s face with stickers and a photo taken by a nurse’s aide has prompted a state investigation and civil lawsuit against the […]


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Former cosmetic surgeon pleads not guilty to manslaughter charge in patient’s death

VAN NUYS (CNS) – A former Encino cosmetic surgeon pleaded not guilty today to an involuntary manslaughter charge stemming from the death of a patient who was allegedly given a toxic cocktail of drugs during […]


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Hospitals treat more than 200 after Okla. tornado

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Hospital officials say they’ve treated more than 200 patients, including dozens of children, since a tornado ripped through suburban Oklahoma City. About 20 patients remained at one hospital Tuesday, but it […]


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Calif. doc with ‘cancer cure’ gets 14 years prison

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California doctor has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison for bilking her patients out of more than $1 million by promising that an herbal supplement could cure late-stage […]


Study: Stem cells from strangers can repair hearts

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Researchers are reporting a key advance in using stem cells to repair hearts damaged by heart attacks. In a study in Miami and Baltimore, stem cells donated by strangers proved as […]


Bret Michaels opens music room at Arizona hospital

PHOENIX (AP) — Former Poison frontman Bret Michaels is showing off a new room for patients and their families at the Phoenix hospital where he was treated for a brain hemorrhage. The musician officially opened […]


5 hospitals in the Southland fined

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Five Southland hospitals were among 14 medical facilities fined a total of $825,000 for failure to comply with state licensing requirements, the California Department of Public Health reported today. Officials said […]



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