March 9, 2013 1:43 PM
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Male nurse Todd Ingram couldn't bring himself to finish the movie "Meet the Parents." Ingram said he made it to the point in the movie when a group of men erupted into laughter upon learning Ben Stiller's character's profession: a male nurse. They assumed he... more »
March 9, 2013 1:40 PM
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Nelson Mandela, the former South African president and anti-apartheid leader, was admitted to a hospital on Saturday for a scheduled medical check-up and doctors say there is no cause for "alarm," the president's office said. Presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj said 94-year-old Mandela went in the afternoon for... more »
December 26, 2012 6:51 PM
HOUSTON (AP) - A spokesman says former President George H.W. Bush is in the intensive care unit at a Houston hospital. Bush's spokesman, Jim McGrath, said Wednesday evening that the former president has been in the ICU at Methodist Hospital since Sunday. No details were immediately provided. But earlier Wednesday,... more »
December 22, 2012 7:23 PM
Christmas gifts can light up a child's face.
That's especially true when they're in the hospital, so the Honors Society at Central High School in Pueblo visited them today at St. Mary Corwin Medical Center.
Just like Santa's elves, they brought joy and presents!
"It's always a good... more »
September 12, 2012 7:19 PM
AURORA, Colo. (AP) - University of Colorado Hospital says it has discharged its last patient injured during the Colorado movie theater shooting July 20. The hospital says Caleb Medley was discharged Wednesday and will be going to a long-term care facility. The aspiring comedian was among the 58 people injured... more »
July 31, 2012 12:26 PM
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Eleven patients who had brain surgery at a Greenville hospital are being warned they might have been exposed to a rare, fatal brain disease. A patient who had surgery in February at the Greenville Hospital System was later diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease, potentially exposing the 11... more »
April 18, 2012 8:08 AM
SPRING, Texas (AP) - A prosecutor says a woman has been charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a mother and the abduction of her newborn son near Houston. Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Lignon says Verna McClain was charged early Wednesday in the killing of Kala Marie... more »
March 1, 2012 1:15 PM
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - The Dutch Royal House says Queen Beatrix's second son, Johan Friso, has been flown from Austria to a hospital in London, nearly two weeks after a skiing accident left him with brain damage. Prince Friso was buried beneath snow for 25 minutes after being hit... more »
February 29, 2012 1:13 PM
Three female middle school students from the Galileo School of Math and Science were taken by ambulance to the hospital following a fight with an unidentified woman at a bus stop Wednesday morning.
School District 11 spokesperson Devra Ashby said it is unclear who started the fight and that... more »
February 25, 2012 6:02 PM
A man from Colorado Springs is dead and another is in the hospital after an early morning crash along I-25.
The two-vehicle crash happened at about 2 a.m. in the southbound lanes just south of the Founders/Meadows Parkway exit.
The man, 23, of Colorado Springs, had been driving... more »
September 1, 2011 2:46 PM
St. Thomas More Hospital in Canon City is experiencing a major phone outage Thursday afternoon. All incoming callers are hearing a busy signal. The hospital's telecommunications team is working diligently to get the phone system fixed as soon as possible. It is unknown how long this outage will last. A... more »
August 2, 2011 6:56 PM
Few hospitals run like Memorial Health System anymore. Three decades ago as many as half of the nation's hospitals were government owned, but today less than 10 percent share that model.
A change in ownership requires voter approval and Colorado Springs City Council will need to move quickly if... more »
June 18, 2011 3:08 PM
St. Mary Corwin Hospital in Pueblo wants people in their neighborhood to lead healthier lives. As part of the Healthy Bessemer initiative, the hospital gave around 70 people free health screenings Saturday morning.
While the sum value of the screenings is estimated at around $1,500, organizer Michele DesLauriers says... more »
May 28, 2011 7:58 AM
A 19 year old Fort Carson soldier has died after a hit-an-run accident in Colorado Springs. The soldier's identity has not yet been released but police say he is from the Boston area.
He and another soldier were both on motorcycles headed south on Rangewood Drive when at around... more »
May 27, 2011 1:31 PM
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - Authorities are searching for the source of a contaminant that sent six people in southern Colorado to the hospital.
The Pueblo Chieftain reports health officials have been focusing on a substance found in a room divider at a document center. Health officials say the substance... more »
April 8, 2011 11:45 AM
A fake letter with the Memorial Health System's logo is under investigation by police as a possible scam.
The letter claims personal information provided to Memorial may have been stolen, and it urges people to call a Miami-based phone number. Memorial reports there has been no theft or loss... more »
March 9, 2011 1:25 PM
A scare over a possible missing child from Memorial Hospital apparently started when the child wasn't properly checked out of the hospital.
The 19-month-old girl was the subject of a search that started just before 8 a.m.
When it became apparent their young patient was missing from her... more »
March 9, 2011 11:27 AM
Colorado Springs Police are looking for a child who is missing from Memorial Hospital since about 8:30 this morning.
The child is a 19-month-old girl, who may have been taken from the hospital by her father. Police do not believe the father has permission to have the baby.
... more »
January 13, 2011 1:19 PM
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Doctors say Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is moving both legs and both arms, has opened both eyes and is responding to friends and family.
With a crowd of friends and family around her bed, Giffords opened her left eye on Wednesday and tried to look around.... more »
January 12, 2011 11:36 PM
The proposed ballot language on whether or not Memorial Health Systems should become a non-profit has been made public. The language, as it's written, says the hospital will become a non-profit entity which would be independent and not under city control, which it currently is. Voters would have final say... more »
January 1, 2011 5:50 PM
BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. (AP) - A Colorado National Guard officer has filed a federal lawsuit accusing a Wisconsin hospital of firing him because of an overseas deployment.
The lawsuit says David Merritt was a major in the National Guard and an emergency-room doctor at Black River Memorial Hospital... more »
December 29, 2010 2:55 PM
A Pueblo baby that was surrendered at a fire station on Christmas Eve, was the 32nd baby given up in Colorado under the Safe Haven law in the past decade. The baby boy is now in custody of Pueblo County social services workers, until a permanent home can be found.... more »
December 7, 2010 2:03 PM
According to National Nurses United, St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center in Pueblo has reached an agreement with a federal agency regarding alleged harassment and coercion of registered nurses. National Nurses Organizing Committee-Colorado--an affiliate of National Nurses United, had filed complaints with the National Labor Relations Board. The union claimed the hospital... more »
November 22, 2010 7:48 PM
A man accused of killing his girlfriend and dismembering her body is headed to the Colorado Mental Health Institute in Pueblo. On Monday, John Paul Williams was found incompetent to stand trial in the murder of Rebecca Magallanes. News First 5 talked with the victim's brother and sister-in-law who are... more »
November 16, 2010 7:27 PM
Penrose-St. Francis Mission Outreach, along with the Bethel School of Nursing at UCCS and West Side CARES, will host a free flu shot clinic for the uninsured and underinsured on Saturday.
Flu shots will be available from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 20 at Westside Community Center,... more »
October 19, 2010 8:14 AM
Boulder's police chief and city manager are asking the public for help in identifying a suspect in the assault of an officer.
Chief Mark Beckner says his department will use all its resources to find the person responsible for the assault Saturday night that left police Sgt. Jim Byfield... more »
October 18, 2010 10:15 AM
Celine Dion has been admitted to a Florida hospital to prevent the early delivery of her twins.
A representative for the superstar singer said Monday that Dion is at St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Fla.
The hospitalization was recommended to make sure she's near her... more »
October 12, 2010 9:56 AM
A man was found dead in a car in the 1200 block of Potter Dr. in Colorado Springs early Tuesday morning.
Police say a security guard at the Rustic Hills Apartment complex found the man around 1:15 and called 911. The victim was rushed to the hospital, where he... more »
October 1, 2010 9:27 PM
This weekend, there will be magic in the air as top notch pilots showcase their skills in the In Their Honor Colorado Springs Air Show.
The show recognizes the contributions of our military men and women and kicks off on Saturday, October 2 nd and continues until October 3... more »
September 30, 2010 11:51 AM
Former President Jimmy Carter is getting ready to leave an Ohio hospital where he spent two days recovering from a viral infection doctors say likely gave him stomach problems.
Susan Christopher, spokeswoman for Cleveland's MetroHealth Medical Center, says the 85-year-old ex-president will leave the hospital between 12:30 p.m. and... more »
September 24, 2010 8:24 AM
A Children's Hospital doctor indicted on 655 counts of prescription fraud appeared in court to be advised of his charges and the punishment he faces if convicted.
Dr. Louis C. Hampers made his first appearance Thursday in federal court after his arrest in Virginia earlier this month.
A... more »
September 11, 2010 3:32 PM
LONE TREE, Colo. (AP) - A Denver-area hospital emergency room was shut down while a hazardous materials team responded to a patient who arrived with a radioactive rock in his pocket. The patient and a few ER staffers were isolated and the area was roped off. The Skyridge Medical Center... more »
September 10, 2010 10:12 AM
Johns Hopkins University scientists have identified two genes critical to ovarian clear cell carcinoma, one of the most aggressive form of the disease.
Those genetic mutations may cause 10-percent of ovarian cancer cases.
The discovery could lead to new treatments for ovarian cancer and better understanding of the... more »
September 9, 2010 9:16 AM
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was "pretty banged up" in a two-car accident near his home in Boston Thursday morning. According to NBC Boston, Brady refused medical treatment at the scene, opting instead to be examined by team doctors.
Witnesses say a minivan ran a red light and... more »
September 8, 2010 5:23 PM
The fallout continues from Tuesday's assault where a 12 year old boy allegedly stabbed a classmate in the face and neck. "It appears he (the victim) has a ruptured esophagus and also some severing of the muscles on the right side of his neck." explains Palmer Lake Police Chief Keith... more »
September 8, 2010 3:03 PM
A federal grand jury has indicted a Children's Hospital doctor on 655 counts of prescription fraud.
The indictment alleges Dr. Louis C. Hampers obtained thousands of pain and sleeping pills using fake names.
Hampers is a specialist in pediatric emergency medicine at Children's and a faculty member at... more »
September 2, 2010 4:59 PM
A toddler had to be airlifted to Children's Hospital in Denver after it was attacked by a moose.
The little boy, about two-and-a-half years old, was playing on a beach at Grand Lake when the attack happened.
Paramedics rushed the child to Granby Medical Center, then air lifted... more »
August 30, 2010 9:30 AM
Emergency room visits for teen athletes with concussions have tripled in recent years in a trend that doctors are calling disturbing.
The findings come in a study of 10 years of national data. Experts say increasing awareness of head injuries is one reason ER concussion reports are up. But... more »
August 23, 2010 9:09 AM
Fort Collins police say a crowd of about 400 threw bottles at officers, damaged cars and set trash cans on fire after a festival in Old Town.
Authorities say two people were thrown through a window and were taken to a hospital early Sunday, but their conditions and the... more »
August 20, 2010 4:15 PM
The Fort Carson soldier accused of starving his 8 month old baby boy admitted to detectives that he probably should have taken the child to the hospital sooner. Trevor Williams, 22 is in jail facing a felony child abuse charge and is being held on $25,000 bond at the El... more »
August 16, 2010 9:22 AM
A spokesman for Zsa Zsa Gabor says she is in serious condition at a Los Angeles hospital and has received the last rites.
John Blanchette on Sunday described Gabor's health situation following her surgery a day earlier as "very sad." Blanchette told the Los Angeles Times that the 93-year-old... more »
August 12, 2010 5:57 PM
Doctors want to warn parents about a poisonous plant teens are eating to get high. It's called Datura stramonium, but it's better known as jimson weed. In Pueblo, there have been a few cases where kids ate the plant and ended up in the emergency room. "Most parents don't know... more »
August 7, 2010 6:36 PM
Up to 40 hospital patients in Colorado Springs are in a troubling situation. A former employee at Memorial Hospital accessed their medical records apparently for personal use. News First 5 talked with two patients who say they're angry because they say memorial hospital waited several months before telling them about... more »
July 30, 2010 9:47 AM
Sheriff's officials say a bicyclist who organized a charity race was injured by a small cannonball that was shot at him. The cannonball that was fired at the bicyclist Sunday during a multiple sclerosis fundraiser in Durango.
Authorities say the cannonball was similar to what is used at high... more »
July 28, 2010 1:15 AM
DENVER (AP) - Colorado Rockies closer Huston Street bruised the right side of his abdomen when he was hit by a line drive in batting practice Tuesday. The team said he was sent home to rest and his availability will be on a day-to-day basis. The accident quickly changed the... more »
July 26, 2010 8:38 AM
A woman who left a Starbucks in Colorado Springs may have had a tall order, but it had nothing to do with coffee.
Police Sgt. Mark Stevens says the 42-year-old woman walked into a Starbucks near the Garden of the Gods and gave birth about noon Friday in the... more »
July 23, 2010 2:57 PM
A crash involving three vehicles has sent several people to the hospital. At least one person was critically injured.
The accident happened in the intersection of Prospect and Boulder in Colorado Springs, at 12:11 pm. Initial reports placed the crash at Prospect and Boulder. Crews at the scene report... more »
July 22, 2010 9:41 AM
New Hampshire authorities say about 100 people have been stung by a large dead jellyfish that broke into pieces at a state park beach, and nine children were treated at a hospital.
Wallis Sands State Park Manager Ken Loughlin says lifeguards spotted the jellyfish, which he described as the... more »
July 14, 2010 2:52 PM
Rattlesnake bite victim Roy Smith has been upgraded from crticial, but stable, to serious condition at Penrose Hospital.
Rattlesnake bite victim Roy Smith is now in critical, but stable condition at Penrose Main Hospital in Colorado Springs.
As he recovers, Wildlife Officers and Emergency Responders are... more »
July 9, 2010 8:57 AM
State health officials say tests show that raw goat milk from a Longmont dairy is responsible for sickening 30 people, including two children who are in the hospital.
Health officials said Thursday that samples of unpasteurized milk from the Billy Goat Dairy tested positive for the strains of campylobacter... more »
July 7, 2010 1:58 PM
A spokesman for the U.S. Coast Guard says one of its helicopters has gone down off the Washington coast, and two crew members are missing.
Petty officer Nathan Bradshaw in Seattle says rescue crews are looking for the missing crew off the waters of James Island, near La Push,... more »
July 7, 2010 10:58 AM
British singer Cheryl Cole is hospitalized for malaria. She recently returned from from a trip to the east African country of Tanzania.
The 27-year-old is best known for being a member of the band "Girls Aloud" and a judge on the popular British show "The X Factor."
Cole... more »
June 29, 2010 7:38 PM
Joe Horton and Alan Reynolds have a lot in common. They both have a good sense of humor, both live in the San Luis Valley and within this past year, both received a grim diagnosis: prostate cancer. "It's the scariest thing in the world. It was probably the lowest point... more »
June 8, 2010 4:18 PM
A new federal study finds many same-day surgery centers have serious problems with infection control.
Inspectors visited 68 centers in Maryland, North Carolina and Oklahoma. They saw health workers who didn't wash their hands. Some failed to wear gloves or clean medical devices properly. Experts say the findings suggest... more »
June 1, 2010 4:50 PM
The Penrose-St. Francis Blood Bank is always in need of people to donate blood.
Blood Bank hours are Monday, 10 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.; Tuesday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Friday, 7 a.m. to 2:20 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome or call 776-5822 for an appointment. The... more »
May 28, 2010 1:54 PM
The family of former child television star Gary Coleman says he is on life support and unconscious after suffering an intracranial hemorrhage at his home.
Coleman suffered the hemorrhage Wednesday evening at his Santaquin home, 55 miles south of Salt Lake City. Utah Valley Regional Medical Center on Friday... more »
May 20, 2010 6:35 PM
A school bus accident Thursday afternoon on Fort Carson sent 10 to the hospital.
It happened near Gate 2 around 12:30 p.m. Students from Mountainside Elementary were returning from a field trip. The school reported a car made a u-turn and hit the front of the bus. Nine students... more »
May 20, 2010 5:36 PM
A school bus accident on Ft. Carson sent several students to the hospital Thursday afternoon. It happened around 12:35 p.m. near gate two. Students from Mountain Side Elementary school were returning from a field trip, when school officials say a car made a u-turn and hit the front of the... more »