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Her Boss Gave Her an Exam. Then Her TP Turned Purple

Gynecologist doesn't lose license after dyeing employee's vagina purple (yes, you read that right)

(Newser) - If "gynecologist keeps his license after dyeing employee's vagina purple as a 'joke'" isn't a headline that catches your attention, stop reading. For everyone else: This case out of Colorado, in which even the judge uttered an "oh my God," involves Dr. Barry... More »

Hospital Admits Abuse by Pediatrician

Rockefeller University Hospital in New York says the late Reginald Archibald molested boys

(Newser) - Rockefeller University Hospital in New York says multiple people experienced "inappropriate" behavior at the hands of a late doctor who treated children there for decades, inklings of which were known since 2004. An investigation that year, said to be in response to a single patient's claims, found that... More »

Guilty Doctor Walks Free in 'Stolen Baby' Case

Ines Madrigal won her case, but couldn't get Eduardo Vela imprisoned

(Newser) - Fascism's shadow hung over Spain Monday as a former doctor was found guilty of stealing newborns for infertile couples—but still went unpunished, the BBC reports. A Madrid court ruled that gynecologist Eduardo Vela, 85, had taken newborn Ines Madrigal from her biological mother in 1969 and gave her... More »

Nurse Realizes She Works With Doc She Once Helped Save

He was once a preemie, and she was among his caregivers

(Newser) - A neonatal intensive care nurse in California recently realized a fresh-faced pediatric neurology resident she's working alongside was once one of her patients. Per the Mercury News , Vilma Wong said she asked Dr. Brandon Seminatore his name when he began working on her team. "I then got very... More »

Alleged Weapon in Double Murder: Gas-Filled Yoga Ball

Hong Kong professor accused of killing wife and daughter via carbon monoxide leak

(Newser) - He told co-workers he was going to kill rabbits, and he told police that he only meant to get rid of rats—but prosecutors say a Hong Kong professor used a rather odd weapon to instead murder his wife and teen daughter. That alleged weapon: a yoga ball filled with... More »

'Humiliated' Mom: Doc Balked When I Went to Breastfeed

Jennifer Howard says doctor at her appointment requested she cover herself during feeding

(Newser) - Shaming women for breastfeeding in public is still more common than it should be, but Jennifer Howard likely didn't think it would happen in her own doctor's office. The Salem Statesman Journal reports the 38-year-old Oregon mom was at an appointment at Salem Clinic when it came time... More »

NFL Reportedly Refuses to Let Player Use 'MD' on Uniform

Kansas City's Laurent Duvernay-Tardif got his medical degree this year

(Newser) - Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is unique in the NFL: The offensive lineman for the Kansas City Chiefs is also officially a medical doctor, having earned his degree earlier this year from Canada's McGill University, reports Fox News . Duvernay-Tardif now wants to celebrate his accomplishment by putting "MD" before his name... More »

ER Doc Mocks Man During Anxiety Attack: 'He Must Be Dead!'

Beth Keegstra will no longer be contracted to work within the El Camino Hospital system

(Newser) - An ER doctor announcing you're one of the "least sick of all the people" sounds like good news, but in the case of Samuel Bardwell, it was a callous statement made while he was suffering a full-blown anxiety attack. Now Beth Keegstra, 57, the contracted physician who tended... More »

She's Accused of Dancing During Surgery. Now, Repercussions

Dr. Windell Davis-Boutte defends herself: 'I'm a surgeon, I'm supposed to be able to multitask'

(Newser) - She boasts on her site that she's "[discreetly]" a "doctor to the stars," but there was nothing discreet about what Dr. Windell Davis-Boutte allegedly did while operating on some of her patients. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the Georgia Composite Medical Board has suspended the dermatologist's... More »

Doc Who Says He's Done 40K Abortions Pleads Guilty for One

Prosecutors say Robert Rho botched 30-year-old woman's abortion, leading to her death

(Newser) - A doctor's attorney says a death under his client's watch was tragic but not criminal; an assistant DA calls it a case of "greed and arrogance." Either way, Dr. Robert Rho, who says he's done at least 40,000 abortions, has pleaded guilty to criminally... More »

Ken Jeong's Medical Training Comes in Handy During Show

Actor and comedian helps woman in the audience during his stand-up routine

(Newser) - Casual fans of actor and comedian Ken Jeong will know him from roles in the Hangover movies and in TV shows such as Dr. Ken and Community. More serious fans will know that the 48-year-old Jeong also happens to be a trained physician. That became abundantly clear Saturday when Jeong... More »

Doctor Says Trump Dictated His Own Medical Report

Bornstein says Trump bodyguard raided his office

(Newser) - If a medical report praising President Trump's "astonishingly excellent" lab results and claiming he would be the healthiest person ever elected president sounded suspiciously Trumpian, that's because Trump dictated it himself, according to Harold Bornstein, the president's former doctor. Bornstein says Trump told him what he... More »

Autism Pioneer Said He Kept Kids Safe From Nazis. He Didn't

Hans Asperger 'publicly legitimized race hygiene policies,' says historian

(Newser) - Before his death in 1980, Dr. Hans Asperger said he kept his adolescent patients safe from the Nazis, a claim repeated years later by autism experts. The pediatrician—for whom Asperger's Syndrome was named in 1981—even went so far as to say he'd become a target of... More »

In Case of Missing CDC Doctor, 'Indicators' All Wasn't Right

Timothy Cunningham, 35, was last seen Feb. 12

(Newser) - The Harvard-educated doctor who left his job at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention feeling ill on Feb. 12 and seemingly vanished remains missing more than two weeks later, and Atlanta police have shed little light on the situation. Police do say there's no indication of foul play... More »

Colleagues 'Outraged' at Mich. Doctor's ICE Detention

Lukasz Niec may be sent back to Poland after 40 years in US; 'I ... thought it was a prank,' wife says

(Newser) - A quarter of a century ago, 17-year-old Lukasz Niec took a plea deal on two misdemeanors—a move that might send the now-43-year-old Michigan doctor back to his native Poland, despite the fact that he's lived in the US since he was a young child, speaks no Polish, and... More »

No Jail for Doc Who Burned His Initials Into Patients' Livers

UK's Simon Bramhall, who's still practicing, gets 120 hours community service, nearly $14K fine

(Newser) - A UK surgeon busted for laser-inscribing his initials into the livers of two transplant patients at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in 2013 won't go to jail for his "arrogant" act. Sky News reports 53-year-old Simon Bramhall managed to avoid time behind bars for "[betraying] the trust" of his... More »

A Big Day Coming Up for Trump, a Curious Nation

President will head to doctor on Jan. 12 for his presidential physical

(Newser) - The White House says President Trump will undergo the customary presidential physical on Jan. 12, with press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirming the date Thursday, the AP reports. Sanders has said the results will be released after the physical. The White House had previously indicated Trump would have the physical... More »

Suit: Doc Took Test on Phone During Woman's Surgery

Woman says doctor told her later that he was taking a language test

(Newser) - A suburban New York City woman has sued a doctor, claiming he used his cellphone to take a language test while operating on her, per the AP . The Journal News reports 70-year-old Mary Edwards of Port Chester filed a lawsuit Monday in state Supreme Court against Dr. Eric Fishman and... More »

Infant Twin Wakes on Way to His Funeral

Family in India noticed 'dead' baby moving in bag in a case of 'shocking criminal negligence'

(Newser) - Police are on the case of an upscale New Delhi hospital for what the Times of India calls a "shocking case of negligence" after a premature newborn was declared dead, then later discovered by his parents to be alive on the way to his funeral. The BBC and the... More »

Computer-Hating Doctor, 84, Fights for Medical License

Dr. Anna Konopka of New Hampshire runs afoul of law

(Newser) - An unusual fight over a doctor's license to practice medicine is unfolding in New Hampshire. As NHPR explains, Dr. Anna Konopka keeps track of her patients in New London the old-school way, with handwritten files instead of computers. One problem? That puts Konopka in violation of a state law... More »

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