Did Hospital Expose Patients To Disease?

Doctors and hospital officials from Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, are notifying 18 neurosurgery patients that they might have been exposed to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a serious and incurable neurological disorder.

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  • How helping whistle-blowers could cut health-care costs
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    At least ten doctors who contracted cholera from Weston Hotel last week have been discharged from Nairobi Hospital. They were discharged on Saturday and Sunday to go recuperate at home, but at least two patients ... might go home and expose their families ...
    06/25/2017 - 5:22 am | View Link
  • How a medical exam at a top notch Karachi hospital ended in sexual harassment
    The nature of my medical concern required me to take my pants off and expose bare skin to the nurse and the doctor ... Just get it out of your head and you’ll be fine”. After leaving the hospital and all through the drive back home, I kept replaying ...
    06/22/2017 - 9:56 am | View Link
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  • Keep Your Pants, and Your Dignity, at the Hospital
    The open-backed, pant-less hospital gowns could be dehumanizing for patients and contribute to a traumatizing hospital experience, some doctors argue.
    06/21/2017 - 6:37 pm | View Website
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  • Nellie Bly
    Nellie Bly was an American journalist known for her pioneering reporting, including her 1887 expose on the conditions of asylum patients at Blackwell's Island in New ...
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  • Rosalind Adams
    Lock them in. Bill their insurer. Kick them out. How scores of employees and patients say America’s largest psychiatric chain turns patients into profits.
    06/18/2017 - 10:05 am | View Website
  • 'Heartbeat in a Bottle': Hospital Prints Patients' Final EKGs
    Human Interest ‘Heartbeat in a Bottle’: Hospital Prints Patients’ Final EKGs to Give Loved Ones Something to Hold Onto. By Michelle Boudin ...
    05/22/2017 - 11:28 am | View Website
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