| Mar 31, 2011
| 1:13 PM
Do you see what I see?
If the answer to your eye doctor's question is no, it's probably time for stronger glasses.
Or maybe the problem is something more serious.
By age 65, one in three people has some form of vision-impairing eye disease, says the...
| Apr 14, 2011
| 2:55 PM
Zoe, a 16-year-old giraffe at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, died Thursday after receiving anesthesia during a medical procedure. The reticulated giraffe was a favorite of visitors who occasionally were allowed to feed her
"We are stunned by the sudden...
| Apr 27, 2011
| 2:26 PM
For many patients, anesthesia is the scariest part of surgery. But you can ease your fears — and help prevent the rare negative outcome — with awareness and good communication with doctors, says Dr. Paul Rein of Virginia Anesthesia VAPCS in...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 4:54 PM
SANTA ANA, Calif. (KTLA) -- An anesthesiologist in Orange County, already accused of sexually assaulting two female patients while they were unconscious, has now been charged with assaulting a third woman.
Yashwant Balgiri Giri, 58, is charged with one...
| Jan 3, 2011
| 6:07 AM
Melissa Behrmann jokes that since September of last year, she has voluntarily been a human pincushion.
But even after months of pokes and prodding and tests, Behrmann, 20, an Indian River native, would do it all over again.
In December, Behrmann donated...
| Feb 4, 2011
| 6:49 AM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Millions of people go under the knife every year, but what happens when the anesthesia you are given wears off in the middle of the operation? Being awake during surgery is every patient's worst nightmare, and it happened to Jana-...
| Feb 11, 2011
When considering plastic surgery, it's hard to know what questions to ask.
First, you have to decide whether to have the surgery at all. Then you must choose a surgeon.
We asked two experts, Fort Lauderdale cosmetic surgeon Paul Wigoda and Miami...
| Jun 4, 2011
He was known as Dr. Death, a Michigan physician who helped his patients kill themselves.
In doing so, Jack Kevorkian inflamed a nationwide debate in the 1990s over a terminally ill patient's right to die. And he served eight years in prison for second-...
| 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...
| Mar 7, 2011
Dr. Christian J. Lambertsen, who developed the first self-contained underwater breathing apparatus — scuba gear — while studying medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in the 1930s and '40s, died Feb. 11 at a retirement home in Newtown,...
| Aug 15, 2011
| 3:16 PM
I’ve never had a farmer pass out on me in nearly 15 years of practice. I’ve heard them complain, leave the room, gag and retch, but they’ve always remained on their feet during even the most disgusting procedures. That is, until a few...