| Jun 13, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences has a new name. Effective today, the school will be called Adventist University of Health Sciences, announced David Greenlaw, current and founding president of the college, which turns 20 in October. The name...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 5:12 PM
Daniel, a 19-month-old Masai giraffe, has died following a dental procedure similar to a root canal, Santa Barbara Zoo officials said Tuesday. Eight veterinarians and three veterinary technicians performed the surgery, which seemed to be going well...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 2:58 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A fresh look at past research suggests voice and throat problems are common in patients who've had a breathing tube placed during general anesthesia.
Researchers pooled a dozen studies that looked at complications following...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 1:24 PM
Sometimes men are the ones to take care of birth control through a surgical procedure. But when those men and their partners have a change of heart about children for any number of reasons, they seek to reverse their vasectomies. And that's usually...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 3:18 PM
Another fantastic reaction to the effects of anesthesia given at the dentist's office has hit YouTube but this time it is a girl convinced that she is actually under a spell, and that they are in Hogwarts, not North Carolina.
Dressed in a baby blue UNC...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 12:05 PM
The University of Connecticut has what you might call a really ugly history when it comes to animal cruelty in research studies.
In 2002, the university paid $129,500 to the U.S. Department of Agriculture for repeated animal welfare violations on its...
| May 13, 2012
| 11:22 AM
My heart goes out to the family of Jenny Olenick, who by all accounts was a talented and wonderful teen. The May 5 article detailing events surrounding the filing of a malpractice suit, "Lawyers question teen's health before death," got my attention for...
| May 21, 2012
| 11:40 AM
A simple, cheaper exam of just the lower part of the bowel can cut the risk of developing colon cancer or dying of the disease, a large federal study finds.
Many doctors recommend a more complete test — colonoscopy — but many people refuse...
| Aug 26, 2012
Eastern Panhandle Anesthesia Associates
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Dr. Christopher M. Spiess, anesthesiologist, recently joined Eastern Panhandle Anesthesia Associates, based at City Hospital in Martinsburg.
Spiess recently completed a residency in...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 10:12 AM
The Department of Health today announced that a new law taking effect June 19 requires abortion facilities to be licensed as outpatient surgical facilities and regularly inspected by the department.
"This law is a public health victory," said Secretary...
| Sep 23, 2012
Most operations are planned, which gives patients the opportunity to ask questions and deal with consent issues. Although consent forms differ depending on the institution, they should include the name of the doctor performing the operation and the...