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New Orleans Pelicans owner Tom Benson in ICU, is showing 'signs of improving'

New Orleans Pelicans owner Tom Benson has been hospitalized for more than three weeks because of the flu. While he still remains in the intensive care unit at Ochsner Medical Center, the team says he may be on the mend.

Tom Benson remains hospitalized, in stable condition

Saints owner Tom Benson remains in the hospital, after he was admitted last week with flu-like symptoms. Via  Josh Katzenstein of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Benson remains in the intensive care unit at Ochsner Medical Center, but is in stable condition. Benson has been treated for the flu since being admitted last Wednesday. “He is stable and [more]

Understanding Images: Traffic jam causes immune cell road rage

Authors: Steven J. Del Signore and Avital A. Rodal, Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center, Brandeis University, United States of America Competing Interests: Steven J. Del Signore and Avital A. Rodal are authors of the

Doctor Files Whistleblower Suit Against Hospital

It was not news in Washington, D.C. when a prominent doctor sued United Medical Center. Washington Post readers could see it coming because Dr. Julian Craig told city officials about billing problems at the hospital, only to be fired weeks later. Councilwoman Mary Cheh put it this way: "This......

D.C. public hospital board plans to go to court to avoid releasing meeting records

The United Medical Center board chairwoman was defiant following a ruling from the city’s top ethics official that the panel violated the law by excluding the public from its discussion.

The U.S. healthcare system needs more skills for paying bills, study shows

Healthcare in the United States is really expensive, and one of the reasons is that managing healthcare bills is really, really expensive. Just how expensive? At one large academic medical center, the cost of collecting payments for a single primary-care doctor is upward of $99,000 a year. And...

U.N. urges Australia to take responsibility for refugees

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations called on Australia on Tuesday to take responsibility for around 800 refugees and asylum seekers stranded in a detention center on Papua New Guinea where it said many lack medical and mental health care.

Youth consider mobile health units a safe place for sexual health services

(University of Chicago Medical Center) Mobile health units bring important medical services to communities across the country. A new study indicates that mobile health units may provide a new approach for offering sexual health education and services to adolescents.

Public hospital board violated D.C. law with secret vote to close obstetrics unit

District ethics official orders United Medical Center board to release recording of debate.

Length of opioid prescription spell highest risk for misuse after surgery

(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) With opioid overdoses now a leading cause of nonintentional death in the United States, data show most of these deaths can be traced back to an initial prescription opioid. A new study led by investigators...Show More Summary

District officials say two babies born at United Medical Center since obstetrics shutdown

Regulators shuttered the hospital’s labor and delivery unit in August because of dangerous mistakes.

What’s Wrong With American Doctors?

By BRIANNA GRAFF It is February of 2005, and my grandpa is lying in an Intensive Care Unit bed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, critically ill from a renal artery rupture that planted him face-first in his parlor. As a functioning alcoholic who has already been in the hospital for a day,

Why One Woman Donated Her Uterus to a Stranger

3 months agoHealth : Time: Healthland

In November, a woman born without a uterus gave birth to a healthy baby for the first time in the United States. The birth was part of an ongoing clinical trial at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, where doctors are transplanting uteruses from living or deceased donors into women who do not have them.…

Nursery and delivery rooms at D.C.’s public hospital will not reopen

The United Medical Center board’s vote in a closed session will leave Southeast Washington without a hospital where women can give birth.

First U.S. Baby Born After a Uterus Transplant

TIME reported that, for the first time in the United States, a baby was born to a woman who had a uterus transplant. The birth took place at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. TIME protected the privacy of the woman and her husband in order to protect their identity. Show More Summary

Exclusive: First U.S. Baby Born After a Uterus Transplant

4 months agoHealth : Time: Healthland

For the first time in the United States, a woman who was born without a uterus gave birth to a baby. The landmark birth took place at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, a part of Baylor Scott & White, TIME reports exclusively. “We’ve been preparing for this moment for a very long time,” says…

Public hospital board extends contract of troubled management firm

The United Medical Center board voted to keep Veritas in charge for up to 60 days while it seeks a new management firm following a Nov. 7 D.C. Council vote to end its agreement with the company amid allegations of mismanagement and concerns about patient safety.

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