Updated 7:21 am PST, Friday, January 25, 2019 FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2019 file photo, the main entrance to Mount Carmel West Hospital is shown in Columbus, Ohio. The Columbus-area Mount Carmel Health System said a doctor's orders for potentially fatal doses of pain medicine given to over two dozen patients were carried out by what he calls "a small number of good people who made poor decisions." Mount Carmel Health System said it fired the intensive care doctor, put six pharmacists and 14 nurses on paid leave pending further review and reported its findings to authorities. less FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2019 file photo, the main entrance to Mount Carmel West Hospital is shown in Columbus, Ohio. The Columbus-area Mount Carmel Health System said a doctor's orders for potentially fatal ... more Photo: Andrew Welsh Huggins, AP … [Read more...] about 2 more lawsuits say doctor ordered lethal meds for patients
Updated 11:20 am PST, Wednesday, January 16, 2019 The main entrance to Mount Carmel West Hospital is shown Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. An intensive care doctor ordered "significantly excessive and potentially fatal" doses of pain medicine for over two dozen near-death patients in the past few years after families asked that lifesaving measures be stopped, an Ohio hospital system announced after being sued by a family alleging a dose of fentanyl hastened a woman's death. The Columbus-area Mount Carmel Health System said it fired the doctor, reported its findings to authorities and removed multiple employees from patient care pending further investigation, including nurses who administered the medication and pharmacists. less The main entrance to Mount Carmel West Hospital is shown Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. An intensive care doctor ordered "significantly excessive and potentially fatal" doses of pain medicine for over two dozen ... more … [Read more...] about The Latest: Widower stunned by allegations against doctor
By Los Angeles Daily News | PUBLISHED: December 21, 2018 at 6:42 am | UPDATED: December 21, 2018 at 6:43 am The 2019 Tournament of Roses Parade will feature a wonderful lineup of floats, marching bands, equestrian units and other entries, coming to Pasadena from around the world. This year’s procession will begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, with “The Melody of Life” as the theme. Here’s the complete lineup, in order of appearance. Note that the entries and lineup order are subject to change, even as late as the morning of the parade. (Photos and artist’s renderings courtesy Tournament of Roses.) PRE-PARADE VEHICLES & UNITS Sound Car Pace Car Rose Parade Opening Show Rose Parade Opening Unit presented by Honda Rose Rose Parade Opening Pod x 4 Kaiser Band, RialtoHonda CRV (2 vehicles) U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit Flyover OFFICIAL ENTRIES 1 ■ American Honda Motor Co. Celebration of Dreams (Phoenix Decorating Company) Music and surprises abound … [Read more...] about 2019 Rose Parade lineup: Your guide to every float, every band, in order
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Amitha Kalaichandran December 13, 2018 “Would it help to send off her spit?” the father of one of my patients asked me earlier this year, referring to the DNA tests that are becoming widely used for ancestry and other purposes. His daughter suffers seizures, and he wondered if the cause might be genetic. I told him no — she didn’t have the symptoms of genetically based seizure disorders, and if she did, our hospital has tests it would run. I’m noticing more parents asking whether their kids should have “at-home” testing for everything from genetic conditions to thyroid disease. Doctors also talk about these tests amongst themselves, mostly to try to sort out confusion about just how to advise patients. We aren’t sure of our responsibilities when patients come to us with a self-diagnosis in hand, based on a kit … [Read more...] about Should we use mail-order tests to diagnose ourselves?
Rochelle Riley Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EST Dec 16, 2018 For people who don’t believe in God, suspend your disbelief for a moment. Because I need to tell you about how three black boys from three different cities all escaped dire circumstances to meet at Xavier University down in Louisiana and pledge to help each other become doctors. They say God brought them together and kept them together until the last one had graduated medical school, until the last rotation was completed, until they opened their own practices. Now, they help pay to educate young men and women who look like them, so they are not the last. If it sounds familiar, 16 years ago, three young black men formed a similar pact to do the same thing. The difference, these guys say, is there are still so few black doctors now that they’ve chosen to be living monuments to perseverance. Only about 5 percent of practicing physicians in 2015 were black, compared with a 13 percent … [Read more...] about Riley: Doctors overcame odds, want others in footsteps