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The truth behind the ‘first marijuana overdose death’ headlines

A case report about the seizure and death of an 11-month old after exposure to cannabis has prompted headlines about “the first marijuana overdose death” this week … Except that’s …


Prosecutors: German nurse may have killed over 100 patients

A nurse who is already serving a life sentence for two murders may have killed more than 100 patients over several years at two hospitals in northwestern Germany, prosecutors said …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 9:55 p.m.

Rock superstar Tom Petty dies at 66

Tom Petty, an old-fashioned rock superstar and everyman who drew upon the Byrds, the Beatles and other bands he worshipped as a boy and produced new classics such as “Free …


This is why doctors hate to stop CPR even when they know it’s time

According to the American Heart Association, more than 550,000 people go into cardiac arrest each year, and fewer than 20 percent survive. The likelihood of surviving is nearly twice as …


‘Pit crew’ method improves cardiac survival rate

The Spokane Valley Fire Department and the Spokane Fire Department have been working together for more than two years when responding to emergencies near their borders. The rule is simple: …


Study: Some cardiac arrest victims ignore warning symptoms

Sudden cardiac arrest may not always be so sudden: New research suggests a lot of people may ignore potentially life-saving warning signs hours, days, even a few weeks before they …


Emphasis on lifesaving techniques helps more people

The sound was tiny and muffled as it came through a vent in JJ Dunn’s bedroom and he teetered on the edge of sleep. He was dog tired, only awake …


Doctor’s action saves her husband’s life

As he tells it, the story of Tim Savatieff’s survival starts on New Year’s Day in 2010, when he, his wife and a friend, on a 10-mile hike in the …


Italy hospital: Gandolfini died of cardiac arrest

ROME — Organizers of the Taormina Film Festival scrambled Thursday to put together a last-minute tribute to U.S. actor James Gandolfini, after he suffered a fatal cardiac arrest while in …


Celebration honors cardiac arrest survivors, responders

Brian Gwyn’s heart stopped at 6 a.m. His fiancée, Laura Tobler, knew something was wrong when he sat straight up in their bed. She asked Gwyn if he was OK, …


Swift helpers revived Wilbur High A.D.

Steve Jantz is scheduled to head home from the hospital this morning, thankful to be alive. The Wilbur High School athletic director had just finished announcing the lineups for a …