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21-Year-Old Thought Rest Would Take Care of Flu, Died

January 14, 2018 |

“I just think he ignored it,” and it cost him his life, says the mother of Kyler Baughman, a 21-year-old Pennsylvania man who died days after Christmas. The cause: “Organ failure due to septic shock caused by influenza.” The flu-related death is getting outsize attention in part because of Baughman’s…
Newser

CNN

Why can’t a rich economy fund its health care?

January 14, 2018 |

A spike in winter-related illnesses in the U.K. is pushing its hospitals over the edge.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

Day Care Workers Arrested After Mom Demands Video

December 20, 2017 |

Two workers at a Chicago day care were fired and arrested after a disturbing incident that left five toddlers injured. Police say surveillance video captured one of the workers burning the 2-year-olds with a hot glue gun while the other woman watched and laughed, People reports. Lizandra Cosme, 32, has…
Newser

Deals Boom in Push to Move Health Care Out of Hospitals

December 20, 2017 |

Health insurers, hospitals and other health-care companies are planning or contemplating deals, reflecting industry upheaval as Americans get more medical care away from hospitals.
WSJ.com: US Business

He Took Care of Swans for a Living. Then One Turned

December 8, 2017 |

It was his job to take care of the swans, and it was a swan that ended up ending his life. Now the wife of a Des Plaines, Ill., man who died in 2012 after a swan attack in a condo complex’s retention pond is suing the companies that own…
Newser

UnitedHealth is buying hundreds of clinics in $5-billion deal as insurers push into patient care

December 6, 2017 |

UnitedHealth Group Inc., the nation’s biggest health insurer, is spending nearly $ 5 billion to buy hundreds of clinics, just three days after rival Aetna Inc. announced a tie-up with CVS Health Corp.

Minnetonka, Minn.-based UnitedHealth said Wednesday that its Optum segment will buy the DaVita…


L.A. Times – Business

Dying Inmate’s Diary Reveals Lack of Medical Care

November 22, 2017 |

A Vermont inmate who died of cancer at a Pennsylvania prison wrote in a diary that he repeatedly asked for medical care but was denied and given ibuprofen and Tylenol for his pain. Sixty-eight-year-old Roger Brown died Oct. 15 at the state prison in Camp Hill, Penn. The Pennsylvania Department…
Newser

Having problems with your hospital care? Speak up!

November 20, 2017 |

My dad was in excruciating pain over Labor Day weekend, so my mom rushed him to the emergency room of a renowned university hospital.

Doctors determined that he needed surgery that night, and luckily I was able to fly in and see him before he was wheeled away. “Take care of your mom if anything…


L.A. Times – Business

Cinnabon Knows You Don’t Want to Eat It. It Doesn’t Care

November 3, 2017 |

Cinnabon knows it didn’t get to where it is—1,200 locations in 48 countries—because it makes a product people want to eat. Rather, 32 years ago the chain perfected a recipe so tantalizing people weren’t strong enough not to eat it. “For so many years, everyone was so…
Newser

Day care worker arrested after allegedly slapping toddler, police say

October 23, 2017 |

A New York woman was arrested Thursday for allegedly slapping a toddler on multiple occasions at a Long Island day care, police say.
FOX News