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Patient molests woman in Brooklyn ER, authorities say

A 27-year-old woman at a Brooklyn hospital was molested by a fellow patient previously convicted of sex abuse, authorities said.


Hospitals super-sizing equipment for obese patients

Health-care facilities are making accommodations to take care of their heaviest patients.


Disgruntled health worker lies to patients, says they need lobotomies

Michelle Morrison

Her lies to the patients were meant to embarrass the suburban hospital for firing her, authorities said. They not only “devastated” the patients, they also got her arrested and charged with forgery. Michelle Morrison, 52, admitted she typed out the letters, telling the Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital patients that their electroshock therapy treatment did not work and that it was recommended that they undergo frontal lobotomies, according to Tandra Simonton, a spokeswoman with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office.


Doctors and parents speak different languages


New research sheds light on what clinicians don’t worry about enough: the fact that doctors and patients don’t always communicate well, even in dire situations, writes Dr. Tyeese Gaines of


Dutch nurses’ union: Care does not include sex

A union representing Dutch nurses will launch a national campaign Friday against demands for sexual services by patients who claim it should be part of their standard care.


San Jose dentist charged with performing breast cancer exam on girl, 14

San Jose dentist charged with performing breast cancer exam on girl, 14

Four days after receiving a nine-month jail sentence for touching the breasts of six women patients, a San Jose dentist was arraigned Monday on a grand jury indictment of a more serious charge of lewd and lascivious acts on a 14-year-old girl.


McTriage: Hospitals use swine flu drive-thrus

Fast-food places have them. Banks and pharmacies do, too. Now hospitals are opening drive-thrus and drive-up tent clinics to screen and treat a swelling tide of swine flu patients.


Bad test results often don’t reach patients

Bad test results often don’t reach patients

The first study of its kind finds doctors failed to inform patients of abnormal cancer screenings and other test results 1 out of 14 times.


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