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Richard Simmons Speaks for First Time in 3 Years

And he's pretty cheery in exclusive statement to 'People' after hospitalization for indigestion

(Newser) - Richard Simmons' rep has said the fitness personality is A-OK, as has the LAPD , but now, for the first time in three years, Simmons himself is speaking out, exclusively to People . "Aren't you sick of hearing and reading about me?! LOL," he said in a statement. Simmons,... More »

Patient's Last Wish Granted: a Cigarette and a Glass of Wine

Hospital makes an exception to its no-smoking policy

(Newser) - A 75-year-old man received bad news after being admitted to Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark last week, but his nurse did what she could to make his final hours good ones. Carsten Flemming Hansen was suffering from a ruptured aortic aneurysm, and doctors told him he was too sick to... More »

In Hospital Attack, ISIS Masqueraded as Doctors

At least 38 dead in ISIS attack in Kabul: reports

(Newser) - Islamic State militants donned doctor uniforms before forcing their way into a hospital not far from the US Embassy in Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least 38 people and leaving more than 50 injured, report NBC News and the Guardian . The BBC reports the attack began with an explosion at... More »

Mom Sues Hospital Over Breastfeeding Mixup

Her baby had to undergo a year of blood tests

(Newser) - In early December 2012, Tammy Van Dyke of Apple Valley, Minn., gave birth to a healthy baby boy. But shortly before she was set to take baby Cody home from the hospital two days into his life, she learned that a nursery mix-up had resulted in another mother breastfeeding her... More »

No More Hospitals in East Aleppo After 'Catastrophic Day'

Airstrikes have left 250K residents with very little access to medical care

(Newser) - On Friday, airstrikes led by Russia and the Syrian government, ostensibly meant to target rebel-held areas in Aleppo, caused enough damage to force four hospitals in the city to close, the Guardian reports. And then the final blow: The Omar bin Abdul Aziz facility, the last remaining hospital in East... More »

It Was a Routine Surgery. Then a Nurse Flipped a Switch

Private hospital in London is found negligent in banker's death

(Newser) - An inquest has blamed the death of an American banker who underwent a routine heart valve operation in Britain on a nurse's mistaken move, reports the Telegraph . Robert Entenman died in 2015 at age 57 at one of Britain's biggest private hospitals, London Bridge. The American, who left... More »

Hospital Removes Patient's Kidney by Accident

The patient had the same name as a patient with a kidney tumor

(Newser) - A surgeon removed a kidney from the wrong patient last July in what a Massachusetts hospital is calling a "deeply unfortunate situation," the Boston Globe reports. According to the Worcester Telegram , two patients with the same name had CT scans done in June. One of the scans showed... More »

Young Widower Writes Moving Note to Hospital Staff

'I will remember that last hour together for the rest of my life': Peter DeMarco in 'NYT'

(Newser) - A simple thank-you card to the staff at Massachusetts' CHA Cambridge Hospital wasn't enough for writer Peter DeMarco after his 34-year-old wife, Laura Levis, died last month following a severe asthma attack, per Cosmopolitan . Instead, he penned a heartfelt missive to them that was published in Thursday's New ... More »

Hospital Home to so Many Bees Honey Was Dripping Down Walls

100,000 bees removed from British hospital

(Newser) - It was a sticky situation. The AP reports a British hospital discovered it had become home to more than 100,000 bees when patients noticed honey dripping down the walls. Beekeepers were summoned to Rockwood Hospital in Cardiff, Wales, after the discovery last month, and found a large colony of... More »

Another MSF Hospital Hit in Airstrike; at Least 6 Dead

Doctors Without Borders says Saudi airstrike injured at least 20

(Newser) - A Saudi-led coalition airstrike hit a hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders in northern Yemen on Monday, reports the AFP , killing at least six and wounding 20. The group, known by the French acronym MSF, said the strike hit near the Houthi rebel stronghold of Saada, where teams were still... More »

It Took a Year to Conceive. Fire Killed Her Newborn, 11 More

Fire ripped through maternity ward at a Baghdad hospital Tuesday night

(Newser) - Shaima Hassan stood dazed and trembling in shock after losing her two-day-old son. The 36-year old had spent more than a year visiting hospitals in and outside Iraq trying to conceive. "I waited for ages to have this baby and when I finally had him, it took only a... More »

John Stossel Has Cancer, Laments 'Socialist' Hospital's Customer Service

'Bureaucrats don't care if you sleep'

(Newser) - Fox News host John Stossel has lung cancer. But don't worry, his doctors tell him he'll be fine. No, Stossel has something else on his mind in an opinion piece published Wednesday on Fox News. "I get excellent medical care here. But…I have to say the... More »

US Disciplines at Least 12 for Airstrike on Hospital

Strike on Doctors Without Borders hospital a 'tragic but avoidable accident'

(Newser) - More than a dozen US military personnel have been disciplined, but face no criminal charges, for errors that led to the aerial attack on a civilian hospital that killed 42 people in northern Afghanistan last year, say US defense officials speaking anonymously. Per the AP , the officials say the disciplinary... More »

Firefighters Rush Girl to Hospital, Get Punished

They used their fire engine, which is against the rules

(Newser) - Two volunteer firefighters are on administrative leave after driving an 18-month-old girl to the hospital for urgent medical care in their fire engine, Fox 5 DC reports. Capt. James Kelley and Sgt. Virgil Bloom, who volunteer in Fredericksburg, Va., found the girl partly paralyzed and were told she had just... More »

ER Patient: Mount Sinai Doctor Drugged, Molested Me

2nd woman has also come forward saying David Newman groped her

(Newser) - A renowned "TED-talker" and ER doctor at New York City's Mount Sinai Hospital who served in Iraq and who advocates for improved doctor-patient relationships was arrested Tuesday and charged with sexually abusing two patients, the New York Times reports. David H. Newman, said to be in his 40s... More »

Suicide Causes Oxygen Leak at NYC Hospital

Man landed on pressurized line

(Newser) - A man who jumped to his death from a building in Manhattan early Friday almost took some patients at neighboring Mount Sinai West Hospital with him. Police say the 31-year-old man, who was pronounced dead at the scene, landed on a pressurized line that carries oxygen to the hospital, causing... More »

Woman Forced to Leave Hospital Was on Ground 18 Minutes

Dashcam video released in Florida incident

(Newser) - The Florida woman who died after being forcibly discharged from a hospital collapsed outside, and lay on the ground for almost 18 minutes before a doctor readmitted her, according to police dashcam video released Wednesday. Tallahassee's Calhoun Liberty Hospital called police after 57-year-old Barbara Dawson was discharged but refused... More »

Toddler in Critical Condition After Swallowing Tack

Preschool instructor found girl bleeding from the mouth and struggling to breathe

(Newser) - A little girl who swallowed a thumbtack Monday at her Florida preschool remained hospitalized on Christmas, the AP reports. According to the Ocala Star-Banner , a preschool instructor was on the other side of the classroom when she heard a child say 3-year-old Honesty Eads "looks like a vampire."... More »

Fire in Saudi Maternity Ward Kills at Least 24

'We could hear the women screaming'

(Newser) - At least 24 people are dead—including one child—after a fire tore through the maternity and neonatal intensive care unit of a hospital in Saudi Arabia early Thursday, Reuters reports. The fire—which one witness says spread through the hospital in only minutes—occurred in the city of Jazan,... More »

Woman Dies While Begging to Be Readmitted to Hospital

Barbara Dawson had been kicked out, arrested before she collapsed

(Newser) - A Florida woman collapsed while begging to be readmitted to a Blountstown hospital she had just been kicked out of, and ended up dead hours later, the Tallahassee Democrat reports. Barbara Dawson, 57, was taken to Calhoun Liberty Hospital via ambulance Sunday night after experiencing stomach pain; the AP says... More »

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