April 15, 2013 |
Boston Children's Hospital had a wave of young patients brought in on stretchers Monday, all hurt by bombs detonated on a sunny day amid spectators of the city's famed marathon. One was a 2-year-old boy with a bleeding head injury, who was admitted to the surgical intensive care unit. Another was a 9-year-old girl with a leg trauma so severe that she spent hours in the operating room. Law enforcement officials said an 8-year-old boy was among the people killed in the explosions near the finish line.
March 20, 2013
Thursday, March 21 "African Encounters: Coast to Coast" exhibit, watercolors and collagraph prints by Kathleen Stafford. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St., Alexandria. Free. 703-746-4356. Seniors safe-driving class, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Aurora Hills Senior Center, 735 S. 18th St., Arlington. Free with 55+ Pass . Registration required. 703-228-5722. New Member photography show, by Soomin Ham, Tim Hyde and Fred...
February 16, 2013 |
BENGHAZI, Libya — After the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission last fall that left the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans dead, the Islamist militia widely accused of leading the assault all but disappeared amid a popular backlash. But Ansar al-Sharia is edging back into society, and many of Benghazi's residents now say they want it here. The militia tentatively resumed its role as guardian of Benghazi's two main hospitals last week. Its fighters have staked out positions at the western entrance to the city.
February 1, 2013 |
A 14-year-old with large brown eyes and tightly cropped hair told me a few weeks ago that voices were telling him to kill people. A day before the Sandy Hook school massacre , he threatened to light his house on fire and stab everyone in the family, according to his mother. This boy — whom I'll call Trevor — is a severe case, presenting the early, violent symptoms of schizophrenia at an age when the illness often begins to emerge. Untreated, his condition poses a serious danger to himself and those...
February 1, 2013 |
"Am I going to die today?" I asked Jay as we rode together in an ambulance through the streets of Chicago. Jay Alexander was my doctor but also my friend, and I knew he wouldn't lie. "Just give me a percentage," I pleaded. "There's a 98 percent chance you're not going to die today," he said. It wasn't the way I expected my day to go, but as soon as I'd felt dizzy and experienced numbness in my left arm that Saturday morning, Jan. 21, 2012, I knew I was in trouble. An MRI soon...
January 28, 2013 |
still clutching his discharge instructions from a suburban Maryland emergency room, Brian Harms struggled to make sense of what the neurosurgeon was saying. The ER staff had told Harms, admitted hours earlier, that his diagnoses were headache and vertigo and that he should go home and rest. A CT scan had found a benign cyst in his brain, but the staff didn't convey any urgency about treating it. As the 29-year-old College Park resident was gathering his things, a neurosurgeon rushed in, telling Harms he would not be going...