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MountainView Hospital nurses voice staffing concerns

Bundled against chilly 60-degree temperatures, nurses dressed in scrubs and armed with glow sticks gathered Tuesday evening in front of MountainView Hospital to hold a candlelight vigil over hospital staffing concerns.

Troops resorting to liposuction to pass fat test

A number of military personnel are turning to the surgical procedure to remove excess fat from around the waist so they can pass the Pentagon’s body fat test, which can determine their future prospects in the military.

No matter the trip, always buckle up

On this morning I did it again. And I did it even after talking with Kelly Thomas Boyers the day before.

FDA wants new restrictions on hydrocodone

The Food and Drug Administration is recommending new restrictions on prescription medicines containing hydrocodone, the highly addictive painkiller that has grown into the most widely prescribed drug in the U.S.

Reid: ‘No excuse’ for Obamacare website glitches

Sen. Harry Reid on Thursday faulted the Obama administration for problems in the online signups for health insurance, but maintained the flaws will be corrected in time to avoid bigger troubles when benefits take effect early next year.

Baby born with AIDS virus may be cured, tests suggest

Doctors now have convincing evidence that they put HIV into remission, hopefully for good, in a Mississippi baby born with the AIDS virus — a medical first that is prompting a new look at how hard and fast such cases should be treated.

 
Developers of Obama’s healthcare website saw red flags

As questions mount over the healthcare website’s failure, insider interviews and a review of technical specifications by The Associated Press found a mind-numbingly complex system put together by harried programmers who pushed out a final product that congressional investigators said was tested by the government and not private developers with more expertise.

Care for caregivers

“If you are traveling with a child, put your oxygen mask on first before helping the child.” — From the preflight safety instructions given by most airlines in case of oxygen emergency.

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