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Patient found in freezer, child loses toe: 46 claims of abuse investigated at mental health facility

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - Police are investigating a total of 46 claims of patient abuse and neglect at a Georgia psychiatric hospital, one week after Channel 2 Action News first reported the complaints.

Recall of blood pressure medications expanded for 5th time due to possible cancer risk

WASHINGTON - Federal health officials said a recall for medication used to treat high blood pressure has been expanded for a fifth time after trace amounts of a possible cancer-causing substance were detected...The substance, called N-Methylnitrosobutyric acid or NMBA, is a "probable human carcinogen," according to the FDA. Read the full article here.

Googling Symptoms Improves Patients' Experiences In The ER, According To A New Study

New research published in the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) has found that Googling health-related questions has a positive impact on patients' experience in emergency rooms....The researchers assessed the experience of patients using a "doctor-patient relationship" scale and found that 68% of patients who had googled their symptoms believed that it helped them communicate more effectively with their physician. Read the full article  here. 

Report: 80% of radiology-related malpractice claims lead to permanent injury, death

A report evaluating five years of radiology-related medical professional liability claims was released this week finding that 80 percent of all diagnosis-related claims stem from the misinterpretation of clinical tests. Additionally, 80 percent of missed diagnosis claims in radiology result in either permanent injury or death. Read the full article here. 

Neil Armstrong's family received $6M in secret settlement with hospital that treated him before death

The New York Times and the Cincinnati Enquirerreported on the secret settlement days after the 50th anniversary of Armstrong's walk on the moon. The newspapers learned of the wrongful death case from an anonymous person who sent unsolicited documents. Read more here.

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