Medicine

Home health firm in hot water

NEWARK – The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, Office of Consumer Protection, is seeking to suspend the registration of Precious Hands, LLC, a West Orange health care service firm that allegedly sent uncertified employees into the homes of patients…

Unapproved, but Used in Surgery

by Marshall Allen and Olga Pierce | ProPublica This story was co-published with the New York Times. Carla Muss-Jacobs didn’t give much thought to the tools her surgeon would use to replace her knee. Like most patients, she just wanted…

New York City doctor has Ebola

A New York City doctor who returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea recently, has tested positive for the disease. Dr. Craig Spencer, reportedly exhibiting symptoms that include fever and gastrointestinal problems, was transported to Bellevue Hospital in an ambulance staffed by…