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2009-03-28 13:15:49

The upcoming series finale of the U.S. TV series ER after 15 seasons will mark an end of an era for television, one of the show's former writers says. Physician Neal Baer, who was one of the early writers for the NBC drama, said when ER goes off the air for good next Thursday, U.S. TV viewers will likely never see another show like it, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday. I can't say never, but I doubt we will ever see the likes of a show like 'ER' again that rounds up such a huge amount...

2009-03-26 06:00:00

Adding Some Heart to ER's Second to Last Episode HOLLYWOOD, Calif., March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Noah Munck, who is best known for his gregarious role as "Gibby" on the mega-hit Nickelodeon Cable TV Show "iCarly," will guest star on NBC's "ER" Thursday, March 26th at 10:00 p.m. PDT. In "ER's" second to last episode, Munck plays "Logan," a camper with heart disease at Camp del Corazon. Munck's acting chops are honed and impactful in his role as a heavy hearted and troubled outsider at the...

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2009-03-13 09:45:00

Former ER staff George Clooney, Julianna Margulies, Noah Wyle and Eriq La Salle returned for one of the U.S. hospital drama's final episodes Thursday night. Clooney's Dr. Doug Ross, who was written off the show in 1999 so Clooney could make movies, was seen talking to a woman, played by Susan Sarandon, at a Seattle hospital about allowing her dying grandson's organs to be donated. The late teen's kidney then went to Wyle's ailing Dr. John Carter character in Chicago during Thursday night's...

2009-03-10 23:39:53

A U.S. oncologist says terminally ill patients often feel abandoned by their doctors. The study, published Tuesday in the Archives of Internal Medicine, suggests doctors need to be aware of the worries patients have about a loss of continuity in patient-physician communication. Some families also say they feel abandoned after the patient's death because of a lack of closure with the physician. Doctors often don't realize how important this issue is for patients and their families, said Dr....

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2009-03-10 09:16:17

U.S. television actress Mariska Hargitay has undergone another operation to treat complications from the collapsed lung she suffered in January, NBC said. She is feeling better and should be back in a couple of weeks, a representative for the network told E! News about the 45-year-old star of Law & Order: SVU. Hargitay was hospitalized last week after complaining of chest pains. Her publicist said at the time the hospitalization was related to her previous condition. EW.com said that even...

2009-03-10 08:28:06

Terminally ill patients and their family caregivers often feel abandoned by their doctors and feel a sense of "unfinished business" with them, according to a new study by an oncologist at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.The study results, published today in the Archives of Internal Medicine, identified two themes: before death, abandonment worries related to loss of continuity of communication between patient and physician; and at the time death or after, the patient's family's feelings of...

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2009-03-05 05:43:18

Mariska Hargitay's publicist says the U.S. actress is undergoing tests in a hospital after suffering discomfort related to her lung condition. The Law & Order: Special Victims Unit star was hospitalized in December and January for a collapsed lung. The 45-year-old actress reportedly went back into the hospital this week after experiencing chest pains on the New York set of her police drama. Mariska Hargitay went to the hospital this morning after experiencing some discomfort relating to...

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2009-03-04 13:20:38

Television actress Mariska Hargitay, who suffered a collapsed lung late last year, has been hospitalized for a third time since December, TMZ said Wednesday. The entertainment news Web site said Hargitay, 44, complained of chest pains on the set of her TV drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Tuesday night and was taken to a New York hospital. The report didn't offer details about her condition, what kind of treatment she is undergoing or how long she is expected to stay at the medical...

2009-02-15 14:39:57

Actor Noah Wyle said the character he will reprise on ER best personified the U.S. TV drama, now in its final episodes. Wyle, 37, said his ER character, Dr. John Carter, went through the same emotions and reactions during his 11 seasons of the hit NBC series that the show's fans were meant to feel, the New York Post reported Sunday. It certainly wasn't shot from Carter's point of view, but what he was witnessing and responding to was an indicator of what the audience was supposed to be...

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2009-01-30 12:54:13

Cast and crew members of the Chicago-set television series ER are filming the shows last exterior scenes in the Windy City. The series, which is shot mainly in Los Angeles, is set to wrap after 15 seasons with a finale airing April 2. The Southtown Star newspaper said some of the actors, as well as many of the show's behind-the-scenes workers, descended on Chicago Thursday to film the series' final outdoor scenes. I think I've seen about every corner of this city, actor Noah Wyle told the...