Nurse adopts 27-year-old man with autism so he can have a heart transplant

U.S. 10/31/19, 06:09

A Georgia nurse decided to become the legal guardian of a 27-year-old man with autism so he could be eligible for a heart transplant. Fifty-seven-year-old Lori Wood, an intensive care unit (ICU) nurse at Piedmont Newnan Hospital, decided to take in Jonathan Pinkard, who needed a heart transplant, because he didn’t ...

Actress hopes to open more doors for more Native Americans

Entertainment 05/09/19, 12:12

Newcomer Sivan Alyra Rose represents a rarity as one of the few people of Native American descent to star in a Netflix series — or any television series, for that matter. But she hopes her breakthrough in "Chambers" will encourage more opportunities for women like her."I think 'Chambers' is really ...

St. Luke’s directed to fix issues or lose Medicare subsidies

Texas 05/05/19, 09:29

An embattled Houston hospital that in the past year faced leadership changes, a loss of some government funding and questions about heart transplant patient deaths has been accused of violating patient safety and quality care requirements.The Houston Chronicle reports state regulators on Tuesday notified Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center of ...

Hospital replaces leadership after blood transfusion mistake

Texas 01/15/19, 17:37

A Houston hospital has removed its president and several other leaders following an unusually high number of patient deaths, a loss of some federal funding and a recent case in which a patient died after receiving a transfusion of the wrong blood type. Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center announced the decision ...

Matt Millen stepping away from BTN job to focus on health

Football 10/03/18, 11:40

Former NFL star and Detroit Lions executive Matt Millen is stepping away from his TV analyst job for the rest of this season to focus on his health.The 60-year Millen has amyloidosis and has been seeking a heart transplant . The life-threatening illness often goes undiagnosed because its symptoms mimic ...

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