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Nelson Mandela Remains in Critical Condition

Nelson Mandela Remains in Critical Condition

Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) — Nelson Mandela remains in a South African hospital where he has been listed in “critical but stable” condition with a lung infection for the past month.On Friday, Mandela’s wife, Graca …

Nelson Mandela in Critical Condition

Nelson Mandela in Critical Condition

Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) — Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa, took a turn for the worse and was in critical condition on Sunday in his battle with a lung infection, according to a statement from the South A…

Gunmen Attack Hospital in Pakistan

Gunmen Attack Hospital in Pakistan

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(QUETTA, Pakistan) — Gunmen took control of parts of a hospital in Quetta, in Southwest Pakistan on Saturday.Pakistan’s interior minister said that security forces stormed up to the building and killed four attackers. A fifth att…

Awaiting Heart Transplant, Fla. Teen Celebrates Graduation from Hospital

Awaiting Heart Transplant, Fla. Teen Celebrates Graduation from Hospital

Kelly Haberman(GAINESVILLE, Fla.) — Taylor Haberman may not have gotten to dance at her high school prom or walk down the stage to accept her diploma at graduation, but thanks to the help of an adolescent palliative care organization, she was still ab…

Connecticut Woman Gives Birth at Home, Alone

Connecticut Woman Gives Birth at Home, Alone

Creatas/Thinkstock(SOUTHINGTON, Conn.) — If Erica Bovino of Southington, Conn., is still trying to recall the exact details of the birth of her second child, daughter, Stella, three weeks ago, it is easy to understand why.Bovino, 34, delivered Stella …

Woman Impersonates Nurse to Steal Drugs from Seattle Hospital

Woman Impersonates Nurse to Steal Drugs from Seattle Hospital

ABC News/KOMO(SEATTLE) — Dressed in slacks, a blue blouse and fluent in medical terminology, an unidentified woman walked into the rooms of two patients at the Swedish Medical Center, posing as a nurse. She then cut the tubes connecting them to their …

Nelson Mandela Discharged from Hospital

Nelson Mandela Discharged from Hospital

Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images(PETORIA, South Africa) — Former South African President Nelson Mandela was discharged from the hospital on Sunday afternoon, according to a statement from the South African President’s office.Mandela, 94, has “re…

Nelson Mandela in Hospital for Check-Up

Nelson Mandela in Hospital for Check-Up

Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) — Former South African President Nelson Mandela was admitted to the hospital on Saturday for a scheduled medical check-up, according to a statement from the South African President’s office.Mand…

Queen Elizabeth Admitted to London Hospital

Queen Elizabeth Admitted to London Hospital

TOBY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Queen Elizabeth has been admitted to a London hospital Sunday as a precaution after experiencing symptoms of a stomach bug, according to a Buckingham Palace spokesperson. The 86-year-old monarch is being asse…

Texas Woman’s Legs, Fingers Amputated After Dog Bite

Texas Woman’s Legs, Fingers Amputated After Dog Bite

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(AUSTIN, Texas) — A Texas woman is in the intensive care unit at an Austin hospital after doctors were forced to amputate her legs and fingers after a dog bite infected her with rare bacteria. Robin Sullins, a dog lover and mothe…

Hillary Clinton Released from Hospital; Expected to Make Full Recovery

Hillary Clinton Released from Hospital; Expected to Make Full Recovery

State Department photo by Maxwell’s/ Public Domain(NEW YORK) — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been released from the hospital following treatment for a blood clot in her head, the State Department confirmed on Wednesday.In a statement, Deputy …

Former President George H.W. Bush Moves Out of ICU

Former President George H.W. Bush Moves Out of ICU

Stefan Glidden/HBO(HOUSTON) — President George H.W. Bush has moved out of the intensive care unit at Houston’s Methodist Hospital on Saturday, and his “condition has improved,” according to his spokesman.Bush will now be recovering i…

Nelson Mandela Discharged from Hospital

Nelson Mandela Discharged from Hospital

Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images(JOHANNESBURG) — Former South African president Nelson Mandela will be able to spend at least part of the holiday season with his family at home rather than in a hospital room.The 94-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner was disc…

Surgeons Still Make Preventable Mistakes

Surgeons Still Make Preventable Mistakes

Image Courtesy The Turkewitz Law Firm(NEW YORK) — There are certain mistakes that should never happen to you during surgery.  The surgeon should never accidentally leave a sponge in your body after he sews you up, perform surgery on the wrong pa…

Mom Took Cancer-Stricken Daughter from Hospital Because of Bill

Mom Took Cancer-Stricken Daughter from Hospital Because of Bill

ABC News(NEW YORK) — The mother who took her cancer-stricken daughter from Phoenix Children’s Hospital with a catheter still in her heart defended her actions, saying the hospital intimidated the family about paying the bill. Surveillance video captur…

Nelson Mandela Visits Hospital

Nelson Mandela Visits Hospital

Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images(PRETORIA, South Africa) — Former South African President Nelson Mandela is in the hospital in the capital city of Pretoria.  Officials tell us he is there for a routine health check up.  They would not say how long…

Elf on the Shelf Gives Children’s Hospital Patients a Christmas Treat

Elf on the Shelf Gives Children’s Hospital Patients a Christmas Treat

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) — There are no Dancers or Prancers or Comets or Vixens, no partridges in a pear tree or even nutcrackers dancing when you’re sick in the hospital at Christmastime.For the young patients at Le Bonheu…

Baby Switched at Minneapolis Hospital, Breastfed by Wrong Mom

Baby Switched at Minneapolis Hospital, Breastfed by Wrong Mom

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(MINNEAPOLIS) — A newborn baby will have to undergo a year of medical tests for HIV and hepatitis because he was accidentally put in the wrong bassinette by a Minneapolis hospital and then breastfed by the wrong mother.The mix-…

John McAfee Returned to Guatemala Detention Center After Hospitalization

John McAfee Returned to Guatemala Detention Center After Hospitalization

JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP/Getty Images(GUATEMALA CITY) — Software millionaire John McAfee has been returned to a detention cell in Guatemala after being rushed to a Guatemala City hospital via ambulance.McAfee, 67 — who soon may be deported back to Belize, w…

Superhero Window Washers Swoop into Wisconsin Children’s Hospital

Superhero Window Washers Swoop into Wisconsin Children’s Hospital

Carla David/Ministry Health(STANLEY, Wis.) — The young patients of Ministry St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital got a big surprise Monday as Spider-Man, Batman, and Captain America all appeared to swoop down from the sky, right outside their …

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