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Mold discovery puts surgeries on hold at Sonoma West Medical Center. "We currently have no way to sterilize equipment," the interim CEO said after health officials confirmed the presence of mold in a sterilization sink.

Anesthesiologist: Overlapping surgeries led to safety issues and medicare fraud. Former employee says Massachusetts General Hospital endangered patients and inflated anesthesia charges.

Surgeons will be obsolete in a few years (And they're not the only ones). Artificial intelligence experts say our jobs are about to start disappearing fast.

Massive plastic surgery center data theft may expose celebrities. A disgruntled former employee of a Beverly Hills plastic surgery center is also accused of taking photos of unconscious patients.

Judge awards $88K to surgeon "forced out" for double-booking complaints. Neurosurgeon James Holsapple, MD, alleged he was pressured to leave his job at Upstate University Hospital because he voiced safety concerns over a spine surgeon being permitted

Morcellator Opponent Amy Reed, MD, Succumbs to Cancer. Dr. Reed and her husband, Hooman Noorchashm, MD, led a years-long campaign to expose the hazards posed by power morcellators.

Doctor and 2 nurses jailed without bail after child sex videos emerge. Police say 7 boys and girls between the ages of 3 and 13 were victimized.

Inspiration of informed consent Dead at 78. Jerry Canterbury's paralysis after routine back surgery forever changed how doctors discuss the risks of care.

Male nurse charged with sexual assault at Atlanta Endo Center. Michael Morgan, RN, allegedly fondled the breasts of 2 anesthetized patients. Police say there may be more victims.

Watch: Surgeon and nurse duke it out inside Chinese hospital. A viral video shows a surgeon and his nurse-girlfriend brawling in an operating room.

Gastric bypass may put patients at risk of alcohol problems. Research shows that as many as 1 in 5 patients who undergo this popular weight-loss surgery may develop an alcohol disorder.

CDC issues first SSI-prevention update in 18 years. New recommendations address pre-op bathing, prepping, patient warming, antimicrobials and more.

Jury Says GE Used Unfair Practices to Control Anesthesia Repair Business. GE plans appeal, says it had no duty to train competitors or to sell parts directly to them.

Cyberattack targets patient information at Pa. endoscopy center. The incident reinforces the importance of protecting sensitive electronic records from online criminals.

Hospital, laundry service fighting allegations related to 7 patient deaths. Hospital investigators and CDC appear to be at odds over the most likely source of the infections.

What you need to know about 3 big acquisitions. BD, Cardinal and Surgical Information Systems broaden their product offerings.

Did compounded antibiotic-steroid formulation cause cataract patients' vision problems? So far, as many as 50 cataract patients have reported worsening visual acuity.

CRNA faces 10 years in prison for allegedly diverting fentanyl. He's accused of repeatedly signing out extra, claiming it was for patients.

Jury says ConMed subsidiary made false claims in advertising, awards $12M in damages. Lexion accused SurgiQuest of engaging in unfair competition.

Legislation would outlaw surgical smoke in Calif. ORs. Lawmakers press forward with a bill that would mandate the use of smoke-evacuation systems in healthcare settings.

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