A hepatitis C outbreak at a Northeastern U.S. hospital has spread concerns across at least six states, including Arizona. A 32-year-old medical technician was arrested Thursday. Authorities believe that his use of the powerful anesthetic fentanyl led to the hepatitis C outbreak at the hospital. Fentanyl is like morphine's big brother.
Last summer, a mother of two decided to have cosmetic surgery, known as a "mommy makeover." The cosmetic surgery generally involves several procedures, including a tummy tuck. The woman had stopped working shortly before the birth of her first child in March 2009. She gave birth to a second son in June 2010, and decided to have the 4-hour cosmetic surgery before returning to the job market after she gave birth to her second son.
Most people recognize that organ transplant surgery comes with some risks. A variety of complications can arise after a transplant operation. However, a Midwestern woman claims that doctors and an organ transplant network acted negligently during the screening process for her transplant.
In 2011, a woman told her sister that she would donate her kidney to the sister. When the woman found out that her kidney was a match, she cried over the ability to help her sister who had a deadly kidney disease. The surgery is fairly commonplace-in 2010 6,276 people donated a kidney.