Namibia’s Success In The Fight Against HIV

Harvey Davis comes to open the gate to his dusty, wind swept compound in the remote part of northern Namibia. “Welcome, welcome, it’s been so long since we’ve had visitors,” he exclaims at the two health workers. The 79-year-old summons his wife, Ruth Nasidengo, who…

South Dakota Reports First Flu Death Of Season

A South Dakota resident has become the state’s first flu death of this year’s season, the state’s department of health announced Monday. The Pennington County resident — who has not been identified — was in the 60-69 age group, the health department said. SHOULD YOU…

Surgeon Mistakenly Removes Woman’s Kidney

A Florida doctor removed a woman’s kidney during back surgery after mistaking it for a cancerous tumor. Surgeon Ramon Vazquez was assisting then-51-year-old Maureen Pacheco’s anterior spinal fusion when he removed the organ, an administrative complaint revealed. The general surgeon was working at Wellington Regional Medical Center in…

Shoppers May Face Hard Choices Again On Health Marketplaces

Insurance shoppers likely will have several choices for individual health coverage this fall. The bad news? There’s no guarantee they will cover certain doctors or prescriptions. Health insurers have stopped fleeing the Affordable Care Act’s marketplaces and they’ve toned down premium hikes that gouged consumers…

Heart Transplant Program Changes Chief After Patient Deaths

A Houston hospital is replacing the surgical director of its renowned heart transplant programs with two veteran transplant surgeons and a veteran transplant program executive after a series of media reports on an unusual number of patient deaths. The move comes after Baylor St. Luke’s…

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