Anna Nicole Smith. Heath Ledger. Michael Jackson. And now, Whitney Houston. On Saturday, the music superstar was found dead in a Los Angeles hotel, reportedly in a bathtub with her “face below the water and legs up”, according to the Hollywood gossip website TMZ. The website RadarOnline also said that numerous pill bottles were found […]
The doctor was hunched over his laptop, a slight wrinkle forming on his forehead. He stared at the screen for a few seconds and then raised an eyebrow with a perplexed look on his face. “What’s wrong, Doc,” I asked nervously. Sitting in the examination room at the local physician’s office for my annual checkup, […]
Listen to preview: (Editor’s note: Since we first aired this story on a live broadcast in January 2011, we learned that Mrs. Arlene English passed away on April 8 at the age of 89. New details about English’s quality of health care, provided by her son, Neil Roe, have been included in […]
Think the thinner you are the healthier you are? Think again. Researchers in the UK have identified a gene that links lower body fat and metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease. More than 75,000 people were studied in a project by the Medical Research Council (MRC) with the goal of finding […]
These are just some of the cases of physical abuse, neglect and exploitation of victims documented in a new government report to Congress. Based on interviews with seniors, advocates and attorneys, the report reviews the care provided by court-appointed guardians to mentally or physically incapacitated victims in 20 closed cases, from 45 states, from 1990-2010.
And while the report stops short of characterizing alleged abuses nationwide as “widespread”, it urgently highlights numerous failures…
A young man from Boston, Massachusetts is using the Internet to help raise awareness and funds in the fight against cancer for the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF).
The 2nd Annual “Artists 4 Life” charity event will be held on the popular social broadcasting website BlogTV on the following dates (2010 Artists 4 Life Official Schedule):
Friday – August 13 from 6 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
Saturday – August 14 from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Sunday – August 15 from 2 p.m. to 12 a.m.
The event will consist of about 55 online performers — musicians, singers, poets, painters and artists — showing off their talent and talking…
Former Vice-President Richard B. Cheney, 69, is said to be recovering after doctors at a Virginia hospital recently implanted a battery-operated heart pump device designed to compensate for his badly damaged organ.
“A few weeks ago, it became clear that I was entering a new phase of the disease when I began to experience increasing congestive heart failure,” Cheney said in a statement released on Wednesday.
“After a series of recent tests and discussions with my doctors, I decided to take advantage of one of the new technologies available…”
Considered one of the most common and safest methods used to removed gallstones or to remove an infected or inflamed gallbladder, cholecystectomy is a surgical procedure that has some risks associated with it.
According to the American College of Surgeons, infections, bile duct injury, bleeding, or injury to the intestines or abdominal organs are all possible health conditions that may result from the procedure. Death, however, is an “extremely rare” consequence in healthy people, with 0 to 1 per 1,000 patients reported…