Country music star Randy Travis suffered a stroke while at a Texas hospital and was in surgery late Wednesday (Thursday, NZ time) , the singer’s publicist said. Publicist Kirt Webster said that the 54-year-old Travis suffered the stroke while he was being treated for congestive heart failure because of a viral illness
The complex field of health-care information may soon be a little more streamlined. On Tuesday, Chicago-based electronic medical records provider Allscripts announced it has agreed to merge with British rival Misys PLC in a cash-and-stocks deal worth more than $1 billion
Amnesty International may be best known to American audiences for bringing to light horror stories abroad such as the disappearance of political activists in Argentina or the abysmal conditions inside South African prisons under apartheid. But in a new report on pregnancy and childbirth care in the U.S., Amnesty details the maternal-health care crisis in this country as part of a systemic violation of women’s rights.
As a rule, it’s not a good idea to pick up a gun, take over the emergency room of a hospital and threaten to kill your family’s cardiac surgeon. But that’s what Denzel Washington’s character does in the film John Q.
As a gubernatorial candidate last summer, Georgia Republican Nathan Deal boasted of having backed measures to bar undocumented immigrants from federal health care, and public colleges.
High infant mortality, low life expectancy, soaring health-care costs the symptoms are numerous and the diagnosis unmistakable: America’s health-care system is ailing.
Which is more valuable? To provide a $150,000 liver transplant for an ailing child of indigent parents
Health care in America is suffering a total nervous breakdown, but it isn’t just because doctors are striking and maternity wards are closing.
Correction Appended: May 29, 2010 Three years ago, James Lansberry faced the kind of health care crisis that has become all too common in the U.S.
American soldiers often have a tough time with Arabic names, so to guards, he was just “Gus.” To the world outside Abu Ghraib prison, he became an iconic figure, a naked, prostrate Iraqi prisoner crawling on the end of a leash held by Private Lynndie England, the pixyish Army Reserve clerk who posed in several of the infamous photographs that made the name Abu Ghraib synonymous with torture. Now, it emerges, there may be another dimension to Gus’ story and certainly to the horrors of Abu Ghraib.