| Feb 22, 2010
| 9:32 PM
How hazardous? A study published in Mondayâs edition of Archives of Internal Medicine estimates that 48,000 people died in 2006 after developing sepsis or pneumonia during their hospital stays. Altogether, such infections forced patients to spend an...
| Dec 22, 2009
| 9:33 PM
Stacy Johnson, a 42-year-old black man, died Monday, Dec. 14, two decades after he was shot in the 2300 block of East 126th Street in Willowbrook, according to Los Angeles County coroner's officials. Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's......
| Dec 16, 2009
Many of the leading threats to women's health can be prevented - if you know the facts and measures to take to prevent illnesses.
Take a look at this top 10 list of women's health threats compiled from statistics provided by the Centers for Disease...
| Jan 13, 2011
| 10:34 AM
RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- R&B singer Etta James is said to be gravely ill and her husband is seeking a court order to control more than $1 million of her money.
The 72-year-old "At Last" crooner, who lives in the Woodcrest section of Riverside County, has...
| Apr 4, 2011
| 7:14 AM
NORFOLK — Sepsis is life-threatening, and Eastern Virginia Medical School researchers are taking a new angle at investigating its roots.
Claretta J. Sullivan, a research scientist in the Department of Surgery, is peering at little-known membrane...
| Nov 9, 2010
| 2:39 PM
Jackie Richard was hospitalized for what she thought was a stomach ache.
In fact, she had developed sepsis, a life-threatening condition in which a person's body tries to fight off a severe infection that has spread through the bloodstream.
| 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...
| Nov 11, 2011
| 1:46 PM
It might not be the subject of fundraisers and walk-a-thons.
But make no mistake, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Like cancer, AIDS, heart disease and a host of other medical maladies, influenza can be a killer.
On average, flu...
| 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,...