DUBLIN (AP) - Pressure is mounting in Ireland for the government to draft a law spelling out when life-saving abortions can be performed following the death in the hospital of a pregnant woman who was denied an abortion. Thousands have rallied in London, Dublin, Cork and Galway in memory of... more »
PARIS (AP) - A group of physicians says an international team of doctors turned a villa under construction in Syria into a secret hospital, spending two months treating wounded who sometimes traveled two days for help. Medecins Sans Frontieres said Tuesday that it took the doctors a week to transform... more »
BERLIN (AP) - Germany hopes to attract doctors and mechanical and electrical engineers from abroad by scrapping restrictions that made it more difficult for them to find work. Chancellor Angela Merkel's government agreed Wednesday to change immigration laws so that German companies can more easily hire engineers and doctors from... more »
NEW YORK (AP) - A few months ago, Dr. Thomas Einhorn was treating a patient with a broken ankle that wouldn't heal, even with multiple surgeries. So he sought help from the man's own body. Einhorn drew bone marrow from the man's pelvic bone with a needle, condensed it to... more »
"The Silent Killer"-- heart disease-- kills more than 910,000 Americans annually, according to the American Heart Association.
Getting a certain type of CT scan is key for those at risk. A heart saver score, commonly known as a calcium score, can save lives.
"It's basically a measurement of... more »
As she sees the need for medical attention in her native country, Dr. Nicole Michael's frustration grows.
She, her husband Dr. Arsh Michael and sixteen other doctors have the supplies they need and a hospital where they can help heal the wounded. It's located in a small village just... more »
BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals today updated the status of the state's Fight the Flu campaign, announcing that 146,061 doses of H1N1 vaccine have been administered across the state. As the 2009 H1N1 vaccination campaign moves forward, it is important for Louisiana families to be... more »
Streamlining Means Changes in Delivery of Services in Veterans' Homes, Quality Care Still #1 Priority
As part of its commitment to streamlining government, the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs (LDVA) has made changes in staffing and in delivery of services to veterans residing in the state run homes. The... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's health secretary says costs of the state Medicaid program are running over expectations, and he expects a mid-year deficit that will have to be closed. Health and Hospitals Secretary Alan Levine wouldn't put a dollar figure on the deficit projection Monday, but he says... more »