| Jun 25, 2011
| 6:38 PM
For a time this year, a psychiatric hospital run by the state of Maryland didn't have enough injectable drugs for schizophrenia patients who refused to take pills.
Doses of the most effective drug to boost blood pressure in patients at risk of dying from...
| Aug 11, 2011
Every year, some 750,000 Americans develop sepsis, an extreme immune system response to infection. It kills a quarter to half of them, more than the combined number of people who die of prostate and breast cancer and AIDS, according to the National...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 9:45 AM
Eli Lilly and Company announces the withdrawal of its Xigris product in all markets following results of the prowess-shock study, which showed the study did not meet the primary endpoint of a statistically significant reduction in 28-day all-cause...
| Dec 5, 2011
Character actor was in 'Deliverance'
Bill McKinney, 80, a character actor who carved out a career playing rough-and-tumble villains, most notably the backwoods man who sexually assaults Ned Beatty's character in the 1972 film "Deliverance,...
| Dec 5, 2011
Socrates, 57, former Brazilian soccer great and clever playmaker who was captain of the country's 1982 World Cup team, died of septic shock resulting from an intestinal infection Sunday at a hospital in Sao Paulo.
Socrates, known for his elegant style on...
| Dec 25, 2011
| 2:31 PM
Johns Hopkins intensive care nurse Nelly E. Lopez spends so much of her workday monitoring patient distress alarms that she sometimes hears phantom beeps even when she is no longer on the job.
Hopkins doctors say Lopez's "alarm fatigue" shows what is...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 4:17 PM
Employees at Wal-Mart stores across the country are pulling a specific powdered baby formula from the shelves following the death of a 10 day old boy from Lebanon. Avery Cornett is the second infant to be treated during the last month at a Missouri...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 6:23 PM
In Maryland, an orthopedic practice agreed to pay $2.5 million to the federal government to settle allegations that it had billed for patients' visits that never took place and had double-charged for X-ray work to get higher reimbursements. In...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 6:10 PM
The death of a 79-year-old woman whose daughter is charged with beating her following a car crash in September was ruled a homicide today.
Thelma Watkins-Cato of the 10500 block of South King Drive was pronounced dead Thursday, according to a spokesman...
| Jan 4, 2012
Sent back to Mexico by the Chicago-area medical center that had treated his crippling injury, the young quadriplegic languished for more than a year in a small-town hospital ill-equipped to handle his needs.
Quelino Ojeda Jimenez, who needed a ventilator...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 2:54 PM
A South Side woman with multiple health issues has died after a traffic crash in the Chatham neighborhood last November, authorities said today.
Kim Ware, 41, of the 5700 block of South Indiana Avenue, was pronounced dead at 3:05 p.m. Wednesday at the...