February 11, 2014

Exposed to Rare Brain Disease

1 Hospital Apologizes for Endangering Patients

Jeff Lindsay, president of the Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center in North Carolina apologized after eighteen neurological patients were exposed to an incurable and fatal brain disease while undergoing surgery. Surgeons operated on the patients last month using instruments that had not been properly sanitized after being used on a patient suspected of having Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) which kills 90% of patients within one year. The tools were sterilized using standard hospital procedures versus enhanced sterilization which is used when patients have suspected or confirmed CJD. "On behalf of the entire team at Novant Health, I apologize to the patients and their families for having caused this anxiety," said Lindsay in a press conference. There are no treatments for the disease.

More at NBCNews.com | Posted 4 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Surgical Errors Kill 270 Patients Per Year

Tags: Brain Diseases, Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, Surgical Errors, Jeff Lindsay, Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center, CJD, Mad Cow Disease

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Nathan Fielder Gives Interview

2 Dumb Starbucks Shut Down

One Dumb Starbucks has been shut down, but another may open up in Brooklyn, New York. According to Los Angeles Times, Dumb Starbucks, a parody cafe opened by comedian Nathan Fielder, was shut down by the health department for operating without a health permit. Wearing a green apron with a mock logo, Fielder commented during a "news conference" that he's had lines around the block at his Dumb Starbucks on Hillhurst Avenue in Los Angeles. The Dumb Starbucks used the Starbucks logo and menu item descriptions, but added the word "dumb" in front of everything. The real Starbucks said they appreciated the humor, but Dumb Starbucks can't use the trademark.

More at Los Angeles Times | Posted 4 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Starbucks K-Cups

Tags: Dumb Starbucks, Nathan Fielder, Parody Cafe, Dumb Starbucks Shut Down

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