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2008-09-24 00:00:19

By TIM WALKER Hit & Run... Prepare yourselves for what could be the greatest comeback in television history. Forget Lazarus-like Dirty Den, or Bobby Ewing - or even Harold from Neighbours. The producers of ER have claimed that they are "optimistic" about persuading George Clooney's character, Dr Doug Ross, to hop on a plane from Seattle, where he and Hathaway having been building boats and raising their kids (now in third grade) ever since season six. ER, set to return for its 15th...

2008-09-22 09:00:58

By Jeanne Phillips Dear Abby: I work in a doctor's office where some of our elderly patients are dropped off by a transportation company. These patients often have no one with them or meeting them in the office. If the person is coherent, it's not a problem. But when the patient isn't, then he or she is unable to fill out the forms or give us insurance information. Sometimes the people may not even know why they are in our office. Of course, this means they are unable to discuss their...

2008-09-10 00:00:25

By Emily Henry It doesn't take an advanced degree to figure out that many Americans have better access to TV than to health care. But a team of four M.D.s is trying to make the most of the troubling situation. A new show from the producers of "Dr. Phil," premiering this morning on KCAL, aims to help solve the health mysteries plaguing the minds of America through the powerful medium of daytime television. "The Doctors" features four of Dr. Phil's medical experts -- an ER physician, an...

2008-09-05 07:00:00

By GREG HERNANDEZ This sounds like a dream come true for any television show: Angela Bassett is checking into NBC's "ER" this fall for what is expected to be the long-running medical drama's last season. Angela, the Oscar-nominated star of "What's Love Got to Do with It" and such films as "Waiting to Exhale,""How Stella Got Her Groove Back,""Strange Days," and this year's "Meet the Browns," had two good reasons for accepting her first regular series gig: son Slater Josiah and daughter...

2008-08-28 06:01:09

By SHAN ROSS A GP who gave sleeping pills to a suicidal patient will be allowed to retain his practice, health officials ruled last night. But Dr Iain Kerr, 61, was suspended from practising medicine for six months after prescribing the tablets to a retired businesswoman considering suicide. The doctor was found guilty of misconduct following a hearing by the General Medical Council (GMC) last month and faced having the contract for his Glasgow practice terminated. NHS Greater...

2008-08-27 12:01:29

By DEBORAH McALEESE EMERGENCY patients were forced to evacuate Altnagelvin Hospital after a man brandished a gun at staff in the A&E ward. Safety procedures at the Londonderry hospital were being reviewed today after staff discovered the patient with the weapon in the Accident and Emergency department. More than 30 patients had to be evacuated from the hospital last night after the man began waving the handgun around. Staff were able to isolate the man and evacuate some patients...

2008-08-20 03:00:41

By Greg Mellen LONG BEACH - When David Kem of Long Beach volunteered to help organize a benefit for a Cambodian girl who had been brought to the United States for life-altering open-heart surgery, it was because it seemed the right thing to do. He certainly didn't expect anything in return. "I just heard about her story and followed it in the paper and thought, 'Wouldn't it be great to help?"' Kem says. Now, Kem may have received a gift beyond payment. A week or so after the...

2008-08-15 00:00:37

Exam News IN BRIEF *A girl who was kidnapped for three weeks as a baby has collected her A-level results after finishing the public school education her mother paid for with the fee she received for selling her story to a newspaper. Alex Griffiths, 18, got an A and two Bs, and plans to study maths at the University of Manchester. She was two days old when a nurse posing as a social worker snatched her from hospital. (c) 2008 Independent, The; London (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All...

2008-08-14 18:00:44

The 19-month-old boy found dead in a pond on a Whangamarino farm on Sunday was Charlie Sharp. Police said his death was not being treated as suspicious and had been referred to the coroner. St John Ambulance paramedics tried desperately on Sunday to resuscitate the boy, but he died on the way to Waikato Hospital. (c) 2008 Waikato Times. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-14 00:00:23

By Neha Lalchandani NEW DELHI: After recent protests over vanishing water bodies in the city, residents of Vasant Kunj met L-G Tejinder Khanna on Friday, where he assured them that Neela Hauz lake in their area, which is being filled up at present for construction of a flyover, would be restored once work is complete. He also told them that a bio-diversity park would be created in the forest land around the lake, under a similar project for all lakes and ponds in the city. Residents had...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.