Another mystery nursing home illness in Canada? "A Victoria-area seniors home is closed to visitors and the facility's elderly residents were ordered to their rooms after a mystery ailment killed three people in one day and sent one woman to hospital."

Additional health care spending does not make healther populations. "If you have more cardiologists in your community, you'll have more cardiology visits. The more hospitals, the more doctors, the more imaging procedures, the more aggressive care at the end of life. The question is, what is the benefit?"

Making a difference: Tort reform brings doctors back to Illinois. "Vest said his firm's decision to expand to Belleville stemmed in large part from Gov. Rod Blagojevich's signing into law in August a landmark tort reform bill. It caps damage awards for 'pain and suffering' in malpractice lawsuits at $500,000 for doctors and $1 million for hospitals." (via PointofLaw.com)

LeBron James is hospitalized two nights for a strained pectoral muscle. "They're going to test everything."

Update:
His final diagnosis is pleurisy.

Did doctors debate whether to euthanize patients in New Orleans?

Handcuffs in an unnecessary arrest may end this aspiring craniofacial surgeon's career. "Dominick Golio was released on $100 bail about 1 a.m. and issued an appearance ticket requiring him to appear in City Court on Oct. 31. The suspended license charge was dropped after it was determined his driver's license was valid and had never been suspended.

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A vet was deported from Canada from his hospital bed and foley catheter still attached. "An Army veteran who fled to Canada to avoid prosecution for growing marijuana to treat his chronic pain was yanked from a hospital by Canadian authorities, driven to the border with a catheter still attached, and turned over to U.S. officials, his lawyer says."

Doctors aren't sure if St. Louis Rams coach Mike Martz has endocarditis. "Even though doctors had told Mike Martz they believed he was suffering from endocarditis, an inflammation of a heart valve caused by a bacterial infection, an exact diagnosis had been elusive. That's why a specialist finally told Martz on Monday that he needed to check into the hospital for at least four days and to take a ...

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A Boston hospital is trying ban people from smoking in front of its building.

You think? "Dr. Helmut Ahlert told police he hoped to start work soon as an anesthesiologist at Mercy Hospital, but that job was likely jeopardized Sunday after he was charged with drug possession."

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