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Umbrella mistaken for weapon causes hospital lockdown

An umbrella sparked a scare at a Seattle-area hospital after it was mistaken for a rifle.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018

IV bag shortage has hospitals scrambling to treat flu

An ongoing shortage of fluids used to deliver medicine and treat dehydrated patients has hospital workers scrambling in the midst of a nasty flu season and supplies from factories in …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 21, 2017

Police: Hospital gunman fired many shots, killed himself

A man carrying two handguns who tried to storm into an Ohio hospital’s psychiatric emergency room shot and wounded a security officer, fired at a police officer and then fatally …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017

Nancy Pelosi calls on Conyers to resign amid sex allegations

The top Democrat in the House on Thursday called on Michigan Rep. John Conyers to resign in the face of multiple accusations of sexual misconduct. Conyers’ lawyer swiftly rejected the …


Border agent injured in West Texas incident out of hospital

A Border Patrol agent injured in an incident that left a fellow agent dead was discharged Wednesday from an El Paso hospital.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017

Coeur d’Alene’s hospital in Plummer renamed Marimn Health

The Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s hospital has a new name that reflects the tribe’s heritage.


Spokane woman says Mexican hospital held her hostage, extorted her family

A Spokane woman and her family say she was held hostage in a Mexican hospital this week after receiving a punctured lung while on vacation in Cabo San Lucas.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017

Report: Idaho hospital did not meet staffing requirements

A state report says that an Idaho treatment center that houses adults with severe mental health and developmental issues was chronically understaffed for half of this year.


Former hostage says his American wife was rushed to hospital

An American woman who was rescued with her family last week after five years held by a Taliban-linked group has been hospitalized, her Canadian husband said.


Former hostage says his American wife was rushed to hospital

Joshua Boyle, a Canadian who was rescued with his family last week by Pakistani troops, said Tuesday that his wife had to be rushed to the hospital and remains there.


Dozens gravely wounded in Vegas face long road to recovery

For the dozens of people who remain hospitalized in Las Vegas from the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, the onslaught isn’t over. The pain lingers. They remain haunted …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017

Bob Dole returns home after 3 weeks in hospital

Former Republican presidential candidate and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole has returned home after being hospitalized for three weeks with low blood pressure.


Cops: Man asked stepdad to leave, then shot mom in hospital

A man charged with killing his 70-year-old mother in her room at a hospital intensive care unit had asked his stepfather to leave so they could be alone and then …


Prosecutors expect to charge German nurse with more killings

German officials expect to bring new charges against a nurse already serving a life sentence for two murders after determining that he might have killed another 84 patients, if not …


Woman who gives birth as hurricane neared names her baby Harvey

With more than a foot of rain falling outside and hurricane-force winds blowing on the hospital windows, Irma Rodriguez had all the problems that other residents of Corpus Christi, Texas, …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 12, 2017

35 children die in north Indian hospital in 3 days

Parents of at least 35 children who have died in a state-run hospital in northern India over the past three days have alleged that the fatalities were due to the …


New health district officer looks to expand conversation on wellness

Dr. Bob Lutz, the newly appointed health officer for the Spokane Regional Health District, says he is pushing to address the city’s deep-seated public health issues by ensuring the agency …


UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017

Jimmy Carter hospitalized for dehydration while building homes in Canada

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was treated at a hospital Wednesday after becoming dehydrated while helping to build houses in Canada for Habitat for Humanity.


UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017

Mother steals daughter’s placenta to conceal possible drug use

A woman is accused of stealing her daughter’s placenta and umbilical cord from a hospital in Idaho in an attempt to conceal any possible drug use that could result in …


U.K. hospital seeks court hearing on new Charlie Gard evidence

A London children’s hospital on Friday asked a British court to assess new evidence about the condition of Charlie Gard, a terminally ill baby at the center of a legal …


Vatican acknowledges past problems at ‘pope’s hospital’

The Vatican secretary of state acknowledged Tuesday that there were problems at “the pope’s hospital” for children in the past, but said the new administration is making a “serious effort …


UPDATED: Tue., July 4, 2017

Vatican hospital calls AP investigation into care a ‘hoax’

When doctors and nurses at the Vatican’s showcase children’s hospital complained in 2014 that corners were being cut and medical protocols ignored, the Vatican responded by ordering up a secret …


UPDATED: Mon., May 29, 2017

Drug thefts continue at VA hospitals despite new efforts

Federal authorities have launched dozens of new criminal investigations into possible opioid and other drug theft by employees at Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals, a sign the problem isn’t going …


Deputies who fatally shot inmate at Vancouver hospital identified

Authorities have identified the corrections deputies who shot and killed an inmate at a hospital in Vancouver, Washington.


MRSA bacteria infected 10 infants at California hospital

Over the course of eight months, the lethal bacteria MRSA infected 10 already critically ill infants in the University of California, Irvine Medical Center’s neonatal intensive care unit – an …


Astoria man sues hospital for $9 million for negligence

An Astoria man has filed a $9 million medical malpractice lawsuit against a city hospital alleging a radiologist was negligent and missed signs of a stroke.


Jailed man who attempted suicide dies at hospital

Authorities say a man who was jailed in Hillsboro has died at a hospital after attempting to kill himself.


This Obamacare rule keeps you out of the hospital. Will it survive?

The Republican replacement for the Affordable Care Act removes the individual insurance mandate at the heart of Obamacare and phases out the Medicaid expansion that accounts for millions of the …


George HW Bush released from Houston hospital, returns home

Former President George H.W. Bush was released Monday from Houston Methodist Hospital where he received treatment for pneumonia for more than two weeks. Bush, 92, was experiencing breathing difficulties when …


Ailing George H.W. Bush, wife, showing improvement

Doctors removed former President George H.W. Bush’s breathing tube on Friday and he was breathing well on his own at a Houston hospital, his spokesman said. The tube was inserted …