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  • Hampton VA hospital faulted for suicidal patient's care

    A Hampton VA Medical Center patient twice reported his attempted suicide but the staff never notified the hospital's suicide prevention coordinator, according to an inspector general's report released Monday. The incident involving the man who had a...
  • How an HIV outbreak hit rural Indiana -- and why we should be paying attention

    How an HIV outbreak hit rural Indiana -- and why we should be paying attention
    Years ago, William Cooke sensed a crisis building. The only doctor in rural Austin, Indiana, noticed that intravenous drug use was soaring in his town of roughly 4,300, where 23 percent of residents live below the poverty line. He feared that people...
  • German co-pilot was once treated for suicidal tendencies

    How could someone once diagnosed with suicidal tendencies get a job as a commercial pilot, entrusted with the lives of hundreds of people? That's the question being asked after officials confirmed Monday that Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz received...
  • Inspection faults Hampton VA care after suicide attempt

    Inspection faults Hampton VA care after suicide attempt
    HAMPTON — A patient twice reported his attempted suicide to the Hampton VA Medical Center, but staff never notified the hospital's suicide preventon coordinator, an inspector general's report has found. The man, who had a history of depression,...
  • Are worker wellness plans best for business?

    PITTSBURGH Company wellness and weight control programs sound like a good idea, but are they good business? A recent national journal article says no and its authors recommend that employers abandon these programs, which they call unproven and...
  • Mayo Clinic unravels a mystery disease for Minnesota lawyer

    ROCHESTER, Minn. �� Greg Widseth didn't know what hit him. The lawyer felt fine as he coached his son's ninth-grade basketball workout last March. He remembers smiling at a young woman as he left the building. Now Widseth, who once had a...
  • A partnership treats mind and body in one place to help mentally ill patients thrive

    ST. LOUIS Jessica Crandall was a 33-year-old mother of two when she sought help from Places for People. She was scared and suicidal. "I felt like I was going to reach a breaking point," said Crandall, of south St. Louis County. "I didn't want to do it...
  • Olympus scopes may have infected more patients, Seattle health agency says

    More patients across the country may have been infected by medical scopes manufactured by Olympus Corp. than previously thought, health officials warned Monday. Olympus' scopes are at the center of a string of recent endoscope-related superbug outbreaks...
  • Shock therapy induces structural changes in the brain, study finds

    Shock therapy induces structural changes in the brain, study finds
    Electroconvulsive therapy remains a powerful and fast-acting salve for patients whose depression doesn't yield to lesser treatments, and now researchers believe they know why: A new study finds that shocking the brain induces structural changes in the...
  • Exercising critically ill patients may help speed recovery

    The intensive care unit is a last frontier for physical therapy: It's hard to exercise patients hooked to ventilators. Some hospitals do manage to help critically ill patients stand or walk even if they're tethered to life support. Now research that...
  • Tips for diagnosing young children with autism

    Tips for diagnosing young children with autism
    Research shows that early intervention is beneficial for children with autism spectrum disorder, but on average children aren't diagnosed until age 4 or 5. That's about two years later than is possible, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control...