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Hospital charges thousands to man who fainted

Hospital charges thousands to man who fainted

Health
This story is from Kaiser Health News Matt Gleason had skipped getting a flu shot for more than a decade. But after suffering a nasty bout of the virus last winter, he decided to get vaccinated at his Charlotte, N.C., workplace in October. “It was super easy and free,” said Gleason, 39, a sales operations analyst. That is, until Gleason fainted five minutes after getting the shot. Though he came to quickly and had a history of fainting, his colleague called 911. And when the paramedics sat him up, he began vomiting. That symptom worried him enough to agree to go to the hospital in an ambulance. He spent the next eight hours at a nearby hospital — mostly in the emergency room waiting area. He had one consult with a doctor via teleconference as he was getting an electroca...
Two dead after pigeon dropping infection at hospital

Two dead after pigeon dropping infection at hospital

Health
Two patients have died after contracting a fungal infection caused by pigeon droppings at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said an elderly patient died but from an unrelated cause.Another infected patient has also died but the factors contributing to the death are still being investigated.A non-public room, thought to contain machinery, was identified as a likely source. An investigation is under way.A NHSGGC spokesman said: "Our thoughts are with the families at this distressing time."Due to patient confidentiality we cannot share further details of the two cases."The organism is harmless to the vast majority of people and rarely causes disease in humans."NHSGGC confirmed a small number of vu...
Piers Morgan accused of faking hospital stay for 'publicity' after fans notice THIS

Piers Morgan accused of faking hospital stay for 'publicity' after fans notice THIS

Entertainment
Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan shared a selfie from a hospital bed yesterday which left fans worrying.The 53-year-old assured them he was perfectly fine, captioning it: "Bad news: I'm not dying."I can only apologise for all the distress I know this will cause some people."While many of his followers wished him well, others accused him of making the whole situation up. Related Articles “You will do anything for publicity. Get well soon”A followerOne wrote: "Why has Piers Morgan got a hospital gown on with his own clothes underneath, publicity stunt?"A second said: "Didn't think anyone wore anything under a hospital gown. Strange. I might be wrong though."Somebody else commented: "You will do anything for publicity. Get well soon."Piers, who tagged his location as Bup...
Man admitted to Swedish hospital with Ebola-like symptoms

Man admitted to Swedish hospital with Ebola-like symptoms

World
Jan. 4 (UPI) -- A hospital in Uppsala, Sweden, hospital isolated a patient amid concerns of a unconfirmed case of the Ebola virus. The patient, only identified as young and male, was admitted to Enkoping Hospital in Uppsala on Friday. The hospital's emergency department was later closed, and the patient was moved to Uppsala University Hospital, health officials said. Mikael Kohler, Uppsala chief medical officer, said the man had recently been in the central African nation of Burundi for about three weeks, but did not visit any areas affected by Ebola occurrences. Kohler added that the patient was exhibiting Ebola-like symptoms, which include fever and the vomiting of blood. Burundi, although it has not reported an Ebola outbreak, is adjacent to Democratic Republic of Congo, which has been...
Hospital readmission reduction program linked to heart failure, pneumonia deaths

Hospital readmission reduction program linked to heart failure, pneumonia deaths

Health
Dec. 24 (UPI) -- A new study suggests that low hospital readmission rates could lead to higher death rates for people with heart failure and pneumonia. The study, published Friday in JAMA, looked at 8 million Medicare hospitalizations for heart failure, heart attack and pneumonia before and after the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, or HRRP, launched. In 2012, the HRRP was spun off from the Affordable Care Act as a way to keep healthcare costs low. The program reduces Medicare payments to hospitals with "higher-than-expected 30-day readmission rates for patients with heart failure, heart attack and pneumonia." "Readmissions shortly after discharge are very common and potentially preventable. No one wants to be in the hospital if they can avoid it. In addition, these readmissions w...