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Pregnant Mom Hit by Lightning Gets a Second Chance

Meghan Davidson and her newborn were placed in ICU

(Newser) - Even lightning couldn't stop Meghan Davidson from having a loving family. The Florida woman was nine-months pregnant when lightning struck her last year, stopping her heart and the heart of her unborn son Owen—and plunging her family into uncertainty for weeks, the News-Press reports. Already a mother of... More »

Sarah Silverman: I Almost Died Last Week

She was in ICU for five days with epiglottitis

(Newser) - Sarah Silverman went to the doctor last week with a sore throat. Boy, is she glad she did. "I was in the ICU all of last week and I am insanely lucky to be alive," she writes on Facebook . "Don't even know why I went to... More »

Know America's Costliest Health Condition? No Way

Deadly but treatable, Sepsis is a complication of infections

(Newser) - Most Americans have never heard of sepsis, but the condition hospitalizes a million patients every year—more than heart attack and stroke hospitalizations combined—and is the nation's costliest reason for hospitalization, the Conversation reports. Yet it's hard to diagnose and many doctors don't look for, let... More »

Elder Bush Moved Out of Intensive Care

41st president in good spirits and alert: spokesman

(Newser) - Former President George HW Bush's condition continued to improve today, prompting doctors to move him out of intensive care, a spokesman said. "President Bush's condition has improved, so he has been moved today from the intensive care unit to a regular patient room at The Methodist Hospital... More »

Ohio Man Shoots Wife of 45 Years in Hospital

Cops believe it was an attempted mercy killing

(Newser) - An Ohio man is facing a charge of attempted murder for what police believe was an attempted mercy killing. John Wise, 66, shot his wife of 45 years while she was in a hospital intensive care unit on Saturday, the Akron Beacon Journal reports. Barbara Wise, 65, was declared brain... More »

25 California Babies May Have Been Exposed to TB

Infected person visited 2 neonatal intensive care wards

(Newser) - The parents of 25 babies in northern California have been warned that their children may have been exposed to tuberculosis in their first days of life. A person with active tuberculosis visited neonatal intensive care wards in two hospitals in Sacramento and Sutter County in March and April of this... More »

McDermott in ICU After Bike Crash

Will give up motorcycles after second accident this year

(Newser) - Tori Spelling’s hubby is in intensive care after his second motorcycle accident this year. Dean McDermott is “in a lot of pain” after Tuesday’s accident, Spelling tells People . “He's taking this as a sign and realizing family is too important to risk his life,” and... More »

Infection Lands Charlie Sheen's Wife in Intensive Care: Lawyer

Brooke Mueller Sheen has fever after surgery

(Newser) - Charlie Sheen's wife was taken to the intensive-care unit of a Los Angeles-area hospital today with a high fever and an infection following oral surgery, her lawyer said. Brooke Mueller Sheen was running a fever of 105 degrees, Yale Galanter said. "She has an infection as the result of... More »

Eunice Shriver Critically Ill

(Newser) - Eunice Shriver, the 88-year-old sister of Sen. Ted Kennedy, is in intensive care in a Massachusetts hospital, the Cape Cod Times reports. The Special Olympics founder has been in the hospital for a week and is in critical but stable condition. Her family, including daughter Maria Shriver and son-in-law Arnold... More »

Indian Leader in ICU After Heart Surgery

PM's illness highlights lack of succession law, aging Cabinet

(Newser) - Indian PM Manmohan Singh is in intensive care as he recovers from heart bypass surgery, reports the Times of London, highlighting the country's lack of succession law and stoking fears about its preparedness for another terrorist attack. The foreign minister is acting as leader while a special committee has control... More »

ICUs Try to Get Patients Out of Bed

Mobile, lightly sedated patients fare better, study finds

(Newser) - Doctors are finding that ICU patients who are woken every day and even get up and walk around do better than those who remain heavily sedated, the New York Times reports. A recent study showed that just 5 days on a ventilator left some patients barely able to move. Problems... More »

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