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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterA fourth Southern California patient has died following Lap-Band weight-loss surgery at a clinic connected to the pervasive 1-800-GET-THIN advertising campaign, according to a lawsuit filed by the patient's husband. Laura Faitro of Simi Valley died...
Many of the leading threats to women's health can be prevented - if you know the facts and measures to take to prevent illnesses. Take a look at this top 10 list of women's health threats compiled from statistics provided by the Centers for Disease...
NORFOLK — Sepsis is life-threatening, and Eastern Virginia Medical School researchers are taking a new angle at investigating its roots. Claretta J. Sullivan, a research scientist in the Department of Surgery, is peering at little-known membrane...
Tags: Chills, Human Body, Surgery, Diseases and Illnesses, Symptoms
KTLA NewsRIVERSIDE, Calif. -- R&B singer Etta James is said to be gravely ill and her husband is seeking a court order to control more than $1 million of her money. The 72-year-old "At Last" crooner, who lives in the Woodcrest section of Riverside County, has...
Tribune reporterEaster morning, 2008. Dawn Dubsky opened her eyes, her consciousness rising through a soup of painkillers and sedatives. She had been waking sporadically, and every time she did, those watching over her hospital bed shared the same bleak thought: This...
The Hartford CourantThe Hospital of Central Connecticut, with campuses in New Britain and Southington, has been disciplined by state regulators after inspections found several violations - including a catheter that was left in too long, leading to an infection that may...
Associated PressDAVIE, Fla. -- When the sharp pain shooting through Lisa Strong's back got worse, she thought it was another kidney stone and expected the discomfort to pass. This time was different. Through a series of mistakes, miscommunications and misdiagnoses, she...
Tags: Hospitals and Clinics, Arms, Legs, Trials, Death
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe flu tends to come on suddenly -- you're fine in the morning and aching and shivering that night -- while a cold usually develops gradually over the course of two or three days. Flu usually causes a fever and aches; a cold usually doesn't. Other...
Booster ShotsHow hazardous? A study published in Monday‚Äôs edition of Archives of Internal Medicine estimates that 48,000 people died in 2006 after developing sepsis or pneumonia during their hospital stays. Altogether, such infections forced patients to spend an...
A few days ago, Joan Lefkow was walking down a Chicago street flanked by federal marshals when a panhandler walked up to her and said, "God bless you, Judge Lefkow." ††† It has been nine months since U.S. District Judge Joan Humphrey Lefkow's name and...
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