Hospitals

Unhappy with your doctor? It might be because you watch Grey's Anatomy

Are you sick and tired of going to the doctor and not seeing McDreamy at the other end of the stethoscope? You aren’t the only one. A new study published in the journal Trauma Surgery & Acute Care found that TV dramas based in hospitals and medical settings “may cultivate false...

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 12:41pm

Riders unite to fight rare cancers at MSK's Cycle for Survival

Though you may know someone battlingthem, brain, pancreatic, ovarian, thyroid, leukemia, lymphoma and countless other cancers are still considered rare forms of the disease. While they make up roughly 50 percent of all cancer diagnoses combined, theresearch on many of them is“drastically...

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 2:54pm

Nurses at Tufts Medical Center on strike

More than 1,000 nurses began picketing outside the main entrance of Tufts Medical Center Wednesday morning, kicking off the first strike at a major Boston hospital in about 30 years. The strike began after a last-ditch effort at negotiations on Tuesday failed to find agreement between Tufts...

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 10:11am

10-month-old baby revived twice after exposure to fentanyl

Emergency responders in Methuen had to revive a 10-month-old baby twice after she was exposed to fentanyl Saturday, police said."This is an extremely unfortunate situation in which a dangerous drug has ended up in the wrong hands and placed a baby’s life in danger," police Chief Joseph Solomon said...

Monday, January 2, 2017 - 12:46pm

No such thing as 'Coughlin time' when former Giants' coach spends it with ailing children

It is about 11 a.m. and Tom Coughlin is not only running late, he’s downright behind schedule. The former New York Giants head coach is not at all accustomed to this; this after all is the man who invented ‘Coughlin Time’ where being on time to a meeting or a practice meant actually being late.Be...

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 12:56am

Boston hospital unveils new amputation technology

Brigham and Women's Hospital is hoping to revolutionize amputation surgery, giving patients more control of the prosthetics they'll have to live with.On Monday the Boston-based hospital unveiled a new experimental surgical technology that in intended to preserve more nerves than allowed by a...

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 3:49am

Hospital records say sleepy aide muted elderly patient’s ventilator

A surgical aide at an East Harlem hospital is accused of muting the alarm on an elderly patient's ventilator so she wouldn't be disturbed while sleeping during her overnight shift.Angelita Williamson, a 17-year employee at the Henry J. Carter Specialty Hospital faces termination for allegedly...

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 5:56pm

'Baby Cafe' helps support newborns and parents at Boston Medical Center

The new Baby Cafe at the Boston Medical Center isn't a spot to drink coffee or work on a laptop. Instead, it's a place where new moms and dads can get some often much-needed help."The Baby Cafe is an opportunity for an expecting parent or a parent of a newborn to drop in and receive information and...

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 2:30pm

The risks and rewards of emergency nursing

If you can maintain calm under pressure, think fast on your feet and turn on a dime, then emergency nursing might be the career for you.RELATED:Can higher ed for inmates help them once they're out of prison?While dealing with life-threatening situations on a daily basis is inherently intense and...

Monday, July 18, 2016 - 3:16pm

Two shot dead in Florida hospital

An 88-year-old patient and a 36-year-old employee are dead after a gunman opened fire in a Florida hospital Sunday, an attack that police believe was at random.David Owens, 29, entered Parrish Medical Center at 2 a.m. through the emergency room and went to the third floor, where he used a handgun...

Sunday, July 17, 2016 - 5:16pm

NYPD seeks mystery woman who brought gunshot victim to hospital

Police are trying to identify a woman who arrived at an area hospital with a gunshot victim then left before giving her identity.Around 9:45 p.m. on Sunday, May 29, a woman escorted a 20-year-old male gunshot victim into Jamaica Hospital in Queens, police reported.RELATED:Suspect in police-involved...

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 6:36pm

Beth Israel Hospital to close as a new, smaller facility is promised

The East Village’s Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital, which operates at around 60 percent capacity on an average day, has now announced that it will close after years of losing money.Mount Sinai Health System, which owns the Beth Israel facility, has plans to open a smaller hospital at 14th Street...

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 10:05pm

Mass. man receives nation's first penis transplant

A man who had his penis removed due to cancer underwent a 15-hour surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital to receive the country’s first penis transplant.Halifax, Massachusetts, resident Thomas Manning, 64, received the transplant after a surgery that spanned two days, May 8 and 9, and said that...

Monday, May 16, 2016 - 7:18pm

Mass. mental health practices examined after Taunton rampage

The state’s handling of mental health patients is now being scrutinized after the Tuesday killing spree in Taunton, allegedly committed by a patient recently released from psychiatric care.The alleged perpetrator in Tuesday’s stabbing rampage that left two victims dead and two others injured,...

Friday, May 13, 2016 - 12:19am

Mass. man dies after two overdoses in 12 hours: Police

A Plymouth man has died after authorities said he suffered two heroin overdoses in less than 12 hours.The victim, 43, was found by his mother during an overdose around 8:30 p.m. on Thursday at his apartment, the Boston Herald reported. After authorities arrived and administered Narcan to combat the...

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 6:35pm

More addicts are shooting up inside Massachusetts General Hospital

The number of drug abusers shooting up inside Massachusetts General Hospital has increased over the last 18 months as addicts hope that being in a medical center will reduce the risk of a deadly overdose.The hospital has increased its overdose-combatting efforts, including providing more personnel...

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 10:00pm

Ex-Mount Sinai ER doctor sexually abused female patients: DA

A former ER physician at Mount Sinai Hospital has been indicted on several counts of sex-related charges based on allegations he targeted four women in his care for sexual abuse, including masturbating on one patient.David Newman, 45, has been charged with five counts of sexual abuse, both in the...

Friday, March 25, 2016 - 12:28am

Cuomo announces $672.9M in funding for NYC hospitals, clinics

Health care facilities throughout New York City will soon go through major transformations that will help offer vital services and meet the needs of residents, state officials saidGovernor Andrew Cuomo announced on Friday that $672.9 million in funding would be awarded to 73 health care projects —...

Sunday, March 6, 2016 - 11:17pm

Criminal escapes from Bronx psych ward: Report

A psych patient with more than 60 criminal arrests has escaped from Bronx Lebanon Hospital. Torian Koonce, 28, walked away from his unguarded room at the hospital near the corner of Grand Concourse Avenue and East 173rdStreet around 4 p.m. on Thursday, the New York Post has reported. Koonce...

Friday, March 4, 2016 - 11:15pm

South Jersey hospital may have exposed hundreds to HIV

A South Jersey hospital has notified 213 patients of possible exposure to HIV or hepatitis B or C due to a former employee’s alleged drug tampering.The Atlantic City Prosecutor’s Office has arrested Frederick P. McLeish, 53, for allegedly replacing morphine with saline solution in vials between...

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 9:16pm