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.
The search for a cancer vaccine has largely been a painstaking, systematic chore of isolating some agent that might produce cancer-killing antibodies in human patients.
Melinda Amedee was scheduled to have a tumor removed from her kidney at a New Orleans hospital on August 30. She lives far enough away from the city to have missed serious damage from Hurricane Katrina.
Legless women excited Nathaniel Ingersoll Bowditch to pity. In 1860 he gave $5,000 to the Massachusetts General Hospital for the purchase of wooden legs.
To their victims they seemed pretty normal at first, even admirable.
Not all of Dr. Richard Mayeux’s elderly patients have Alzheimer’s disease; not all will even go on to develop it
MENTAL HEALTH Pot and Schizophrenia: A Dangerous Mix A mind is a terrible thing to scramble.
We all know that exercise is good for you. Staying physically active helps keep your heart healthy and your muscles strong, and in cancer patients it has even been shown to ward off relapse.
In recent weeks, opponents of Barack Obama’s health-care-reform plans have criticized Britain’s National Health Service in an effort to counter the President’s proposals for greater government involvement in health care. Republican Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa suggested that his Democratic colleague Edward Kennedy would have been left to die in Britain because doctors would have refused the 77-year-old treatment for his brain tumor, and former House of Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich wrote in an article that British health care is run by “Orwellian” bureaucrats who put a price tag on life
It has long been the final destination for terminally ill patients who want to end their lives, offering what many consider to be a dignified way out of their suffering. It featured scenes of a worried Roach pleading with his fighter to move their training camp from Baguio as another typhoon was forecast to land.