911 operator: “This line is recorded. Where is your emergency?” Laura: “I’m at Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “I’m sorry. Where are you?” Laura: “Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “OK, what’s the emergency?” Laura: “I’m having an asthma attack. I’m dying.” 911 operator: “Whereabouts are you at the hospital?” Laura: “Emergency room.” 911 operator: “OK.” Laura: “I can’t get in.” 911 operator: “Let me get you into Somerville. You’re outside?” Laura: “Mm-hm.” 911 operator: “Are you in the parking lot?” Laura: “Yeah.” 911 operator: “Are you in a vehicle?” Laura: “No. I’m just outside it.” 911 operator: “At the door?” Laura: “Asthma. Asthma.” 911 operator: “Are … [Read more...] about Losing Laura
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Health Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Health | A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy Advertisement Supported by Deadly germs, Lost cures The rise of Candida auris embodies a serious and growing public health threat: drug-resistant germs. ByMatt Richtel and Andrew Jacobs April 6, 2019 Last May, an elderly man was admitted to the Brooklyn branch of Mount Sinai Hospital for abdominal surgery. A blood test revealed that he was infected with a newly discovered germ as deadly as it was mysterious. Doctors swiftly isolated him in the intensive care unit. The germ, a fungus called Candida auris, preys on people with weakened immune systems, and it is quietly spreading across the globe. Over the last five years, it has hit a neonatal unit in Venezuela, swept through a hospital in Spain, forced a prestigious British medical … [Read more...] about A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy
DES MOINES—The man knows how to make an entrance. During his opening swing through Iowa after declaring his candidacy for president, at his very first campaign stop inside a bustling brew pub here south of downtown, John Hickenlooper arrives to find a crowd of more than 100 voters buzzing about the latest applicant to join the strangest job-interviewing process on Earth. Bending his lanky, 6-foot, 1-inch frame to fit through the crowded doorway of the events room, all eyes on the White House hopeful, the celestial nature of his moment shatters with the pint glass meeting the concrete floor just a few feet away.Story Continued Below It spawns something of a Zapruder film debate: Some attendees say they saw Hickenlooper fumble the glass, others insist he bumped into the man who dropped it, while the candidate himself swears he had nothing to with the accident. Whatever the real explanation, it’s less compelling than what happens next. Hickenlooper instinctively kneels and … [Read more...] about John Hickenlooper Is Running for President As Himself. Uh-oh.
Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, University of Minnesota professor emeritus and longtime Minneapolis resident Dominick Argento has died. The news broke softly, on a warm personal note, in an article written by his nephew, Mike Argento, and published Thursday morning in the York (Pennsylvania) Daily Record. Argento died Wednesday in Minneapolis. He was 91. Argento was the son of Sicilian immigrants who settled in York. He was born in 1927, learned to play the accordion as a child and spent hours in the local library. He learned harmony and orchestration from library books and started piano lessons at 16. After graduating from York High School, Argento was drafted into the Army and worked as a cryptographer in East Africa. He went to Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore on the G.I. bill, earned his bachelor’s degree, spent a life-changing year in Florence on a Fulbright and returned to Peabody for his master’s. At Peabody, Argento met a young soprano named Carolyn Bailey, and … [Read more...] about ‘He was full of humor, and he was brilliant’: World-renowned composer Dominick Argento remembered
The NRA tried to push doctors out of the gun debate. They responded with raw accounts from the front lines of the crisis. By Nick Wing and Erin Schumaker 12/26/2018 09:31 am ET Christmas Eve, for Dr. Mary Brandt, will forever be associated with saving the life of a little girl who nearly died from a gunshot more than 25 years ago. Teams were in the middle of changing shifts when a 6-year-old came to a Texas county hospital ER with massive gunshot wounds to her shoulder and chest. Her mother had been fatally shot by her boyfriend. When the girl tried to call 911, the man turned his shotgun on her. After hours of surgery, Brandt saved the child. Since then, Brandt, now a pediatric surgeon at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, has operated on many more child shooting victims. “All of us have some patients who we can’t forget,” Brandt said of the young girl. “In terms of being able to not be sad about it, it took months and months. I’m … [Read more...] about You Can’t Understand The Brutal Reality Of Gun Violence Until You Hear It From Doctors