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Massachusetts lab to pay $26M for scheme with Texas doctors

Dec. 9, 2019 6:34 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Boston Heart Diagnostics Corporation agreed to pay nearly $27 million to settle claims that it allegedly paid doctors in Texas and waived patient co-payments in exchange for lab tests it then billed to federal healthcare programs, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday....

Boy on hospital floor dominates Britain's election campaign

Dec. 9, 2019 11:55 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A 4-year-old boy in a Spider-Man top lying on a hospital floor took center stage Monday in Britain's election campaign, as the opposition painted his plight as a symptom of the country's ailing health system and branded Prime Minister Boris Johnson heartless for avoiding looking at his photo....

Jimmy Carter released from Georgia hospital

Dec. 4, 2019 4:21 PM EST

AMERICUS, Ga. (AP) — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was released from a hospital Wednesday after being treated for a urinary tract infection. Carter, 95, was discharged from Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Georgia, Carter Center spokeswoman Deanna Congileo said. “He said he looks...

Missouri couple says stillborn son’s remains are missing

Dec. 3, 2019 4:51 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri couple whose son was stillborn in November said the baby’s body disappeared from the hospital and no one has explained how or why it happened. Kyle and Brianna Dudley, of Springfield left the body at Cox South Hospital in Springfield after he was stillborn in early...

Hospital barred from admitting patients, treating them in ER

Dec. 3, 2019 11:54 AM EST

ELLWOOD CITY, Pa. (AP) — State health authorities have barred a western Pennsylvania hospital from admitting any patients or treating anyone in the emergency room, citing alleged violations of unspecified health and safety regulations. The Department of Health said Ellwood City Medical Center can continue...

Jimmy Carter hospitalized for urinary tract infection

Dec. 2, 2019 6:04 PM EST

AMERICUS, Ga. (AP) — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was admitted to a south Georgia hospital over the weekend for treatment of a urinary tract infection, a spokeswoman said Monday. Deanna Congileo, a spokeswoman for The Carter Center, said in a statement that the 95-year-old former president was...

Jimmy Carter out of hospital after treatment for brain bleed

Nov. 27, 2019 1:43 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has been released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta after recovering from surgery to relieve pressure on his brain caused by bleeding from a fall. The Carters “look forward to enjoying Thanksgiving at home in Plains, where he will continue to...

Spokeswoman: Former US President Jimmy Carter discharged from Emory University Hospital after treatment for brain bleed

Nov. 27, 2019 10:36 AM EST
ATLANTA (AP) — Spokeswoman: Former US President Jimmy Carter discharged from Emory University Hospital after treatment for brain bleed.

Hospital: Kidney went to wrong transplant patient

Nov. 27, 2019 5:27 AM EST

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey hospital says a kidney meant for one patient was mistakenly transplanted into another with the same name who was farther down the priority list. Virtua Health says the Nov. 18 operation on a 51-year-old patient at Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden. was...

Autopsy pending for woman brought to ER by Redskins player

Nov. 26, 2019 9:10 AM EST

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Authorities say an autopsy is pending for a woman who died after being brought to a Virginia hospital by Washington Redskins safety Montae Nicholson. Loudoun County sheriff’s spokesman Kraig Troxell tells WTOP-FM that 21-year-old Julie E. Crabbe’s autopsy is pending...