September 10, 2006 |
It was late 2002 when Candace Henley, then 36, started feeling fatigued and under the weather. A Chicago bus driver, she attributed it to work and marital stress. She was often constipated too, which she blamed on inconsistent eating habits. The bloating and abdominal pain were gas, she figured, or "female problems," because she had a history of endometriosis. When she passed out at work, Henley sought medical attention. She had a hysterectomy and, because her blood count was low, a transfusion.
June 23, 1994 |
Lenny Dykstra underwent surgery for appendicitis Wednesday night and will be lost to the Philadelphia Phillies for two to three weeks. Dykstra, already out with a sore right quadriceps, complained of abdominal pain after reporting to Three Rivers Stadium for a Phillie-Pittsburgh Pirates game and went back to Philadelphia to be examined by team doctors. Dykstra was admitted to Jefferson Hospital after arriving in Philadelphia and the operation was performed late Wednesday night.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 2005 |
Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies Sunday rescued a woman from a pickup truck that had crashed through an exterior wall and into a residential swimming pool. The 31-year-old woman was checking her cellphone about 4 a.m. when she lost control of the vehicle at Barranca Avenue and Tudor Street, authorities said. Two deputies witnessed the accident and took the woman out of the 2000 Dodge Ram.
October 19, 1986
Centinela Hospital Airport Medical Clinic, designed to serve travelers, residents and businesses in the Los Angeles International Airport and Westchester areas, will open Monday at Sepulveda Boulevard and 96th Street. It is one of the few airport-based emergency centers in the United States, according to hospital officials. The three-story, full-service clinic, operating 24 hours a day, will treat such immediate medical emergencies as fractures, cuts requiring stitches and severe abdominal pain.
January 19, 1993 |
An outbreak of severe diarrhea and abdominal pain among more than 50 children and adults in western Washington has been traced to a fast-food restaurant chain, state authorities said Monday. About 75% of the people stricken ate at Jack in the Box restaurants, said Dean Owen, spokesman for the state Health Department. He couldn't say how many restaurants were involved.
March 24, 2000 |
Hundreds of patrons and employees of a restaurant here have received shots to prevent hepatitis A infection. Health officials announced this week that a waitress at Mimi's Cafe had been diagnosed with the virus, which is contagious but rarely fatal. Public officials advised patrons who ate during the waitress' shifts to get the shots. Hepatitis A symptoms include chills, high fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, abdominal pain, dark urine and jaundice.
December 28, 1998
Nearly 100 million visits (96,545,000 to be exact) were made to American ERs in 1995, the most recent year for which statistics are available. Here are more facts and figures about our emergency room visits: * Average number of visits per 100 people: 36.9 * Most frequent principal reason for visit: stomach and abdominal pain, 5.9 million visits * Number of injury-related visits: 37.2 million * Number of urgent visits: 44.2 million * Type of drug most frequently mentioned: Tylenol, 9.