March 23, 2013 6:40 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Federal authorities have searched the office of a doctor suspected of prescribing Vicodin and other painkillers to patients who had no medical need for them. The Los Angeles Times reports the raid took place Friday after undercover agents posing as patients at Dr. John Dimowo's office... more »
December 10, 2012 6:39 PM
Colorado Springs - The family of a Colorado doctor abducted by the Taliban and freed in Afghanistan is extending sympathy to the family of a Navy SEAL killed in the rescue.
Petty Officer 1st Class Nicolas D. Checque was killed in the weekend raid. He was a member of... more »
July 21, 2012 1:13 PM
One of the doctors who treated victims from the theater shooting talked about the experience.
Dr. Chris Colwell also treated victims of the Columbine shooting 13 years ago.
"It certainly did bring back some very difficult memories, and thankfully, again, in a situation like that, we can concentrate on... more »
June 15, 2012 6:55 AM
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Neighbors of missing Buffalo surgeon Timothy Jorden say there was an odd shift in his personality in the months before his ex-girlfriend was found fatally shot at the hospital where they both worked. They say Jorden was meticulous about his appearance and the landscaping at his... more »
October 27, 2011 10:23 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The defense of the doctor charged in Michael Jackson's death will shift Thursday away from personality to the science that his attorneys hope will prevent the physician from being convicted. The final witnesses testifying for Dr. Conrad Murray will be fellow doctors, one an expert in... more »
October 12, 2011 3:44 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - It may mark a big shift in the defense strategy for lawyers representing Michael Jackson's doctor.
They've told a judge in Los Angeles today that they won't be trying to show that Jackson swallowed a fatal dose of an anesthetic while the doctor wasn't looking.... more »
September 23, 2011 8:18 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A seven-men, five-woman jury has been selected to hear the involuntary manslaughter case of Michael Jackson's doctor. The panel was selected Friday after hours of questioning of prospective jurors by a judge, defense attorneys and prosecutors.
The group was asked numerous questions, including whether they regarded... more »
September 8, 2011 4:22 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Jackson's personal physician returns to court Thursday for the first phase of jury selection in his involuntary manslaughter trial.
Court officials are expecting approximately 160 prospective jurors to report and undergo an initial screening process that will determine whether they can serve on the... more »
April 5, 2011 11:57 PM
A local spine surgeon has died in an accident while on vacation.
Richard Lazar, 52, was vacationing in British Columbia when he apparently hit an unidentified object while skiing. He suffered brain and internal injuries and died at a hospital in Calgary. The ski resort said Lazar was on... more »
January 20, 2011 6:38 PM
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A grand jury report says a Philadelphia abortion clinic would have been shut down a long time ago, had it not been for extraordinary failures by state regulators.
A doctor at the clinic was arraigned today on eight counts of murder in the deaths of seven... more »
November 1, 2010 8:27 AM
DENVER (AP) - A Washington state man has been sentenced to five years' probation for threatening the family of a Colorado abortion doctor shortly after a Kansas abortion doctor was murdered.
Donald Hertz of Spokane, Wash., was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty in July.
Hertz was accused of... more »
October 18, 2010 1:54 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The California Medical Board is accusing a fertility doctor of implanting octuplets mother Nadya Suleman with 12 embryos in at least one of her pregnancies.
The number of embryos alleged Monday at a licensing hearing in Los Angeles is twice the amount Suleman claimed Dr.... 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 14, 2010 6:07 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - A panel of medical experts says cough medicines like Robitussin should continue to be sold over-the-counter, despite increasing abuse among teenagers that has prompted calls to restrict the products.
The Food and Drug Administration panel voted 15-9 against a proposal that would require a doctor's note... 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 »
August 17, 2010 11:48 AM
A highly respected and well-connected member of the Colorado Springs community has ended his own life. Dr. Ted Eastburn's body was discovered at 7:45 Tuesday morning in his office at Memorial Hospital. Eastburn was a former city councilman, cardiologist, faculty member at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and... 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 5, 2010 4:05 PM
An Army doctor has been charged with disobeying orders after failing to show up for duty in Afghanistan and questioning whether President Barack Obama has the right to order him there.
Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin is scheduled to be arraigned Friday at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
The Greeley native... more »
March 15, 2010 5:19 PM
Colorado Springs Police are investigating a break in at a doctor's office. It was reported Monday morning just after 8 o'clock at 155 Printers Parkway at the Center for Health.
Items taken included prescription pads, two separate doctor's signatures stamps, and Drug Enforcement Administration identification numbers. Investigating officers believe... more »
March 3, 2010 10:28 AM
The American Cancer Society has updated its advice about prostate cancer screening. The society wants doctors to talk to men and give them plenty of information before they have a PSA test to make sure they understand its limits. Recent studies suggest the popular PSA test may lead to unnecessary... more »
March 1, 2010 12:35 PM
One in four U.S. parents believes some vaccines cause autism in healthy children, but even many of those worried about vaccine risks think their children should be vaccinated.
Most parents continue to follow the advice of their children's doctors, according to a study based on a survey of 1,552... more »
March 1, 2010 9:00 AM
Kids may be able to overcome their milk and egg allergies, by consuming the very things that make them sick! The technique is called oral immunotherapy, and it involves giving patients small but increasingly higher doses of the food they're allergic to until the immune system learns to tolerate it.... more »
March 1, 2010 8:49 AM
Kids may be able to overcome their milk and egg allergies , by consuming the very things that make them sick! The technique is called oral immunotherapy, and it involves giving patients small but increasingly higher doses of the food they're allergic to until the immune system learns to tolerate... more »
February 18, 2010 8:50 AM
Police say a doctor who was hospitalized is suspected of stabbing a nurse and trying to leave the hospital.
Lone Tree police accuse 53-year-old Grady Michael Holder of asking a nurse into his room at Sky Ridge Medical Center Saturday night and stabbing her in her upper arm.
... more »
February 8, 2010 5:21 PM
Michael Jackson's doctor has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of the pop star.
Dr. Conrad Murray, a Houston cardiologist who was with Jackson when he died June 25, entered his plea Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court just hours after he was charged.
He... more »
February 8, 2010 3:39 PM
A lawyer for Michael Jackson's doctor says Dr. Conrad Murray will make bail, plead not guilty, and then fight the new criminal charge against him.
Prosecutors today charged Murray with involuntary manslaughter -- capping a lengthy investigation into Jackson's death last summer.
Murray is a cardiologist who was... more »
January 12, 2010 9:10 AM
A Colorado Springs doctor has been sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison for threatening his wife and three children with a shotgun. George MacDonald pleaded guilty in October to menacing and third-degree assault. He was sentenced on Monday. His wife testified at an earlier hearing that MacDonald cut telephone... more »
December 31, 2009 11:33 AM
A new study suggests that swine flu is less contagious than other viruses that have caused major international outbreaks. Specialists at Imperial College London and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say the odds of someone being infected by another person in their household is about one in... more »
December 28, 2009 6:43 PM
A Colorado Springs optometrist has been identified as the man who died on Nichols Reservoir Sunday. The El Paso County Sheriff's office says Dr. Tony Ikehara was ice fishing and fell into the water.
From clues they found at the scene, they determined that Dr. Ikehara was able to... more »
November 24, 2009 8:25 AM
A Colorado Springs doctor who was caught selling prescription drugs to undercover officers has been sentenced in a separate case, in which he was accused of charging $300 to fill out paperwork so someone could get a medical marijuana registry card.
Peter W.S. Grigg pleaded guilty Monday to a... more »
November 16, 2009 12:08 PM
It was a long and painful road for Dominique Debroux before her daughter, Gaya, came into this world.
She tried for years to become pregnant and turned to In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF).
"I got pregnant four times and I miscarried each one of those times. So, three failed IVF's..."... more »
October 28, 2009 8:11 PM
The Fremont County Sheriff's Office is used to responding to emergencies but right now, they say they have one themselves.
"I just have to let our folks know that the problem hasn't gone away," said Sheriff James Beiker.
He says his office needs money. They are down more... more »
October 10, 2009 7:28 AM
Forty-two people without health insurance are going under the knife in Pueblo thanks to some doctors who have volunteered to operate on the uninsured. Saturday is what southern Colorado doctors call the Day of Surgical Giving. It's where Coloradans without insurance who need surgeries such as gall bladder stones removed... more »
September 11, 2009 4:03 PM
Gertrude Baines, who lived to be the world's oldest person on a steady diet of crispy bacon, fried chicken and ice cream, died Friday at a nursing home. She was 115.
Baines, who remarked last year that she enjoyed life so much she wouldn't mind living another 100 years,... more »
September 2, 2009 1:17 PM
An estimated 30% of Americans are obese -- and now a new study finds many doctors have negative feelings about treating them.
Researchers from New York University School of Medicine surveyed close to 400 of their own colleagues practicing all types of medicine.
More than 40% said they... more »
August 30, 2009 8:14 AM
Pueblo police are looking for 57-year-old Susan Halsey. She was last seen at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday.
Police say Halsey's family reported her missing, after she didn't pick up her daughter from school. Halsey's vehicle was reportedly located at a north side pharmacy.
If you have any information... more »