A black hospital patient claims Illinois police arrested him for allegedly trying to steal IV machine

 (Photo: Getty Images) A black patient at an Illinois hospital says he was arrested while still attached to an IV machine after his doctor suggested he take a walk. Shaquille Dukes was being treated for double pneumonia and asthma last month in Freeport, Illinois, according to a Facebook post. As he was leaving Freeport Health Network Memorial Hospital, Dukes said he was […]

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Hospital using drones to fly blood samples between buildings

Matternet CEO Andreas Raptopoulos walks next to an operator carrying a drone used for delivery of medical specimens after a flight at WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh, North Carolina on March 26, 2019. Matternet and UPS partnered with the hospital to start commercial flights of medical samples across the WakeMed campus. (AP Photo/Jonathan Drew) A pioneering use of drones to fly […]

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China’s Health Care Crisis: Lines Before Dawn, Violence and ‘No Trust’

BEIJING — Well before dawn, nearly a hundred people stood in line outside one of the capital’s top hospitals. They were hoping to get an appointment with a specialist, a chance for access to the best health care in the country. Scalpers hawked medical visits for a fee, ignoring repeated crackdowns by the government. A Beijing resident in line was […]

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Hospital denies woman’s heart transplant, recommends ‘fundraising’ to pay for it

A hospital system based in Grand Rapids, Mich., has denied a heart transplant to an ailing 60-year-old woman, recommending that she first try to fund raise $10,000 on her own. In a Nov. 20 letter that has since gone viral on social media, a nurse with Spectrum Health’s Heart & Lung Specialized Care Clinics told the patient a heart transplant committee determined she isn’t currently eligible […]

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Even before Chicago hospital shooting, industry was anxious about security

CHICAGO – U.S. hospitals are bolstering security and safety training for their staffs in response to increasing reports of violence, security breaches and thefts on medical campuses. But Monday’s mass shooting at Chicago’s Mercy Hospital might demonstrate both the benefits and limitations of the heightened sense of alert at hospitals around the nation, health care and security experts say. “It is really difficult for health […]

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Chicago hospital shooting: Staff held active shooter drill just weeks before rampage

CHICAGO – Mercy Hospital’s medical center held its first-ever active shooter drill just weeks before Monday’s shooting that left four people dead, a move that may have prevented even worse carnage, hospital officials say. The gunman, who authorities have identified as 32-year-old Juan Lopez, first opened fire outside the hospital, shooting his ex-fiancée, Tamara O’Neal, as the emergency room doctor was ending her shift […]

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Shooting at Chicago hospital leaves gunman dead, four wounded

CHICAGO – Four people are wounded and a suspected gunman is dead after a shooting at Mercy Hospital, police said.  One of the wounded is a police officer in critical condition and at least one other is a hospital employee, Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. The shooting in the city’s South Side unfolded around 3:20 p.m. It was not immediately clear whether the shooter took […]

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Soyuz crew will spend one night in hospital for medical checks – Interfax

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The two-man U.S.-Russian crew of a Soyuz spacecraft, U.S. astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin, will spend one night in a hospital in Baikonur for medical checks, Interfax quoted an unnamed source as saying on Thursday. The spacecraft made an emergency landing earlier on Thursday near the city of Zhezkazgan in central Kazakhstan after its […]

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Donald Trump targeted with suspicious letter ‘laced with deadly poison ricin’

Donald Trump has been targeted with a letter feared to have been laced with the deadly poison ricin. The Secret Service confirmed on Tuesday that a suspicious envelope addressed to the President was received on Monday. The letter was not received at the White House, nor did it ever enter the building, the agency confirmed. In a statement, the Secret […]

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