Surgeons who are rude to patients may pose problem in OR, study says

Surgeons who are rude to patients may pose problem in OR, study says

The researchers say their results show why it's important to speak up when doctors behave badly.

God, Allah, Buddha, Great Spirit: Minnesota hospital chaplains adapt to diversity

February 18
God, Allah, Buddha, Great Spirit: Minnesota hospital chaplains adapt to diversity
More than 520,000 patients checked into Minnesota hospitals last year, carrying religious baggage that wasn't as neatly packed as it used to be.

What is a modified ketogenic diet, and should you try it?

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What is a modified ketogenic diet, and should you try it?
This high-fat, low-protein and low-carb way of eating once was used to treat epilepsy and other seizure disorders.
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Court considers constitutionality of Ohio execution process

A federal appeals court will hear arguments Tuesday over the constitutionality of Ohio's lethal injection process as the state tries to start carrying out executions once again.
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Cases involving alleged drug theft at VA health facilities

mostly in the Department of Veterans Affairs health system — had siphoned away controlled substances, while in other cases, drugs intended for patients simply disappeared.
National
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AP Exclusive: Missing drugs a problem at VA medical centers

Federal authorities are stepping up investigations at Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers due to a sharp increase in opioid theft, missing prescriptions or unauthorized drug use by VA employees since 2009, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press.
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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's view at odds with events of the week

In the Washington week that wasn't, President Donald Trump's new administration whirred like a "fine-tuned machine," piling on big-league accomplishments at a pace never before seen.
Variety
February 20

School district teams with Sandy Hook mom to teach empathy

Nelba Marquez-Greene believes the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, which killed her 6-year-old daughter, could have been avoided if more had been done years earlier to address the social isolation and mental health problems of the shooter, Adam Lanza.
Variety
February 20

Cincinnati Zoo's premature baby hippo gets lifesaving IV

The Cincinnati Zoo says its premature baby hippo is recovering from dehydration with the help of staff from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
TV & Media
February 20

Fox News host Brenda Buttner dies at age 55

Brenda Buttner, host of Fox News Channel's "Bulls and Bears" has died after a battle with cancer. She was 55.
Local
February 20

Could mandatory database curb opioid abuse?

Required Rx monitoring effective at detecting addicts, but objections center on practicality.
Variety
February 20

Ex-Texas neurosurgeon sentenced to life for maiming patients

A jury has sentenced a former neurosurgeon to life in prison for maiming patients who had turned to him for surgery to resolve debilitating injuries.
National
February 20

Teen suicide attempts fell as same-sex marriage became legal

Teen suicide attempts in the U.S. declined after same-sex marriage became legal and the biggest impact was among gay, lesbian and bisexual kids, a study found.
National
February 20

APNewsBreak: Utah's anesthesia abortion law unenforced

Last year, Utah enacted a first-in-the-nation law requiring that fetuses receive anesthesia or painkillers before elective abortions starting at 20 weeks gestation. Nine months later, the only licensed clinic providing those abortions in the state says no changes have been made in how doctors perform the procedures.
National
February 20

AP Exclusive: Drugs vanish at some VA hospitals

Federal authorities are stepping up investigations at Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers due to a sharp increase in opioid theft, missing prescriptions or unauthorized drug use by VA employees since 2009, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press.
National
February 20

GOP health plan: Lower costs, better care, or road to ruin?

Top House Republicans say their outline for replacing President Barack Obama's health care law is a pathway to greater flexibility and lower costs for consumers. Democrats see a road to ruin for millions who'd face lost coverage and higher medical expenses, particularly the poor.
Variety
February 20

APNewsBreak: New York pays $3M to family of molested boy

New York state is paying $3 million to the family of developmentally disabled boy repeatedly molested by a staffer at a state-run group home who later wrote that lax supervision at the facility made it "a predator's dream."
Variety
February 20

Refugee populations drawing doctors to rural Kansas

Dr. Scarlett Gard's passion for humanitarian work took her to India and Bangladesh. After finishing her medical training, she set off for a place she knew had a diverse population in need of doctors: western Kansas.
National
February 20

Cases involving alleged drug theft at VA health facilities

mostly in the Department of Veterans Affairs health system — had siphoned away controlled substances, while in other cases, drugs intended for patients simply disappeared.
National
February 20

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's view at odds with events of the week

In the Washington week that wasn't, President Donald Trump's new administration whirred like a "fine-tuned machine," piling on big-league accomplishments at a pace never before seen.
National
February 20

House GOP hails health plan that Democrats call inadequate

Top House Republicans say their outline for replacing President Barack Obama's health care law is a pathway to greater flexibility and lower costs for consumers. Democrats see a road to ruin for millions who'd face lost coverage and higher medical expenses, particularly the poor.
Variety
February 19

Penn State students raise $10 million-plus in dance marathon

Hundreds of hardy Penn State students raised more than $10 million for pediatric cancer patients in the annual 46-hour dance marathon known as Thon.
National
February 19

AP FACT CHECK: The audacity of hype

In the Washington week that wasn't, President Donald Trump's new administration whirred like a "fine-tuned machine," piling on big-league accomplishments at a pace never before seen.