| 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...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 7:16 AM
A growing shortage of medications for a host of illnesses has hospitals around the country scrambling for substitutes to avoid patient harm and in some cases, even delaying treatment.
While the shortage has not affected patient care locally, both...
| 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...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 12:11 AM
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KTLA) -- The trial of Dr. Conrad Murray will be delayed until at least Wednesday to give the defense time to study new lab test results the prosecution contends show Michael Jackson did not ingest a fatal overdose of sedatives.
| Oct 12, 2011
| 7:01 PM
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KTLA) -- An expert reviewer from the Medical Board of California told the jury Wednesday that Dr. Conrad Murray's care of Michael Jackson leading up to his death was so inadequate that it violated the Hippocratic oath, an ethical...
| Oct 7, 2011
Michelle Malizzo Ballog was nervous as hospital staff wheeled her into surgery to replace a temporary stent in her liver. In a procedure two weeks earlier, also at University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago, she had awakened too early from the...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 6:50 PM
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KTLA) -- Prosecutors presented evidence Thursday that Michael Jackson's fingerprints were not on syringes or drug vials taken from the pop star's house following his death, seemingly discrediting defense arguments that Jackson gave...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 7:15 PM
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KTLA) -- The involuntary manslaughter trial against Michael Jackson's doctor, Conrad Murray, was entering its "CSI" phase Wednesday with police and coroner's investigators expected to take the stand.
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| Oct 5, 2011
| 1:05 AM
Aberdeen: The memorial service for Dr. Edward S. Wegrzynowicz, 56, of Aberdeen will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, at Avera St. Luke's Hospital Chapel. The Rev. David Janes will officiate.
Burial will be in Sacred Heart Polish National Cemetery in...