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Hungarian man drove to hospital holding his sawn-off arm

VIENNA — A Hungarian man who sawed off one of his arms by accident below the elbow managed to drive 15 kilometres (10 miles) to hospital in Austria clutching the severed limb, police said Sunday. The 37-year-old somehow succeeded in fishing the arm out of the machinery that had sliced…

Hospital visitation rights for same sex couples under threat in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) this week asked a judge if the state may stop defending a law that gives citizens in same sex relationships the right to visit their partner if they’re in a hospital. Passed by Democrats in 2009, the state’s domestic partnership registry was meant to give…

US Ambassador Richard Holbrooke in critical condition following surgery

President Barack Obama on Saturday night called Richard Holbrooke “a towering figure in American foreign policy” and said he is praying for the critically ill diplomat’s recovery. Holbrooke, 69, the president’s special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, was described as being in critical condition after undergoing surgery on a torn…

The new Katrina flood: Hospital liability

Three years before Hurricane Katrina inundated New Orleans, a senior executive at Pendleton Memorial Methodist Hospital assessed its vulnerability to the sort of flooding that had been long feared there. Her conclusion is now evidence in a lawsuit against Methodist that could have significant implications for hospitals nationwide. “The first…

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