CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 2009 |
City Atty. Carmen Trutanich was released Thursday from Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro after being admitted Saturday suffering from abdominal pains. He is now resting at home. John Franklin, a spokesman for the city attorney, said that doctors diagnosed Trutanich with upper abdominal problems and that he had undergone a series of tests. Doctors believe his condition is related to stress, diet and exhaustion, officials said. "He's working himself to death," Chief Deputy City Atty.
August 19, 2008 |
Federal regulators are working on a stronger label for a widely used diabetes drug marketed by Amylin Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Eli Lilly & Co. after deaths were reported with the medication despite earlier government warnings. The Food and Drug Administration said it had received six new reports of patients developing a dangerous form of pancreatitis while taking Byetta. Two of the patients died. Regulators stressed that patients should stop taking Byetta immediately if they develop signs of acute pancreatitis, a swelling of the pancreas that can cause nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 2007 |
The county Board of Supervisors agreed Tuesday to pay a $250,000 settlement to the parents of a 14-year-old boy who died after the staff at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center failed to treat his appendicitis. According to settlement documents, Andrew Garcia came to the hospital on Nov. 16, 2005, suffering from vomiting, abdominal pain and a fever. He was diagnosed with gastritis and sent home, according to the documents.
June 23, 2006 |
President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was hospitalized after reporting abdominal pain. Philippine officials blamed fatigue and said her situation did not appear to be serious. Police in the capital, in a heightened state of alert because of concerns of possible bomb attacks, were put on full alert after Arroyo fell ill, Manila Police Chief Vidal Querol said. Meanwhile, a car bomb killed five people in a southern town.
October 25, 2005 |
Orlando Magic forward Grant Hill missed Monday's exhibition at Memphis after traveling to Philadelphia to be evaluated by an abdomen/groin specialist for what the team is calling an abdominal strain. Magic team doctor Joe Billings said Hill's MRI exam results showed no obvious tear, the Orlando Sentinel reported. But Billings said there is "concern" because Hill remains in pain, requiring the trip to see Dr.
August 18, 2003 |
Children have active imaginations, which physicians have learned can be put to good use to relieve chronic stomach aches. University of Arizona researchers found that children who learned relaxation and guided imagery techniques had a 67% decrease in the number of days when they experienced abdominal pain. Ten children who had pain caused by some type of bowel disorder that had no apparent explanation participated in the study.