Why people catch infections in hospitals, and how to avoid getting sick

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The CDC estimates that as many as 1 out of 20 patients may develop a healthcare-associated infection.

Jon Stewart on the lousy way we treat veterans (video)

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Stewart looks at a series of VA hospital mess ups that got their administrators some big fat raises.

“It makes news because of the f*gs,” says HCA employee of bias charge

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Anti-gay HCA employee says hospital doesn’t discriminate against “f*gs.”

Exclusive interview with daughter of gay man handcuffed, dragged from husband’s hospital bed

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Daughter says hospital singled out her father, and security assumed her father had AIDS because he was gay.

Gay man handcuffed, forcibly removed from partner’s bedside at Missouri hospital

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Research Medical Center in Missouri allegedly refused to verify that men had signed medical power of attorney.

Hospital charges uninsured cancer patient $1.50 for a 1.5 cent Tylenol

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Another hospital charged a woman $21,000 for diagnosing her heartburn.
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