WHAT: A state audit of the Connecticut Department of Social Services shows the agency has made monthly cash benefits payments to welfare recipients after they’ve already died. Read More
The growing problem of “alarm fatigue” is blamed for the death of a 60-year-old patient at UMass Memorial Medical Center, whose bedside alarms signaling possible heart and breathing problems went unanswered for an hour. His death was the second alarm fatigue fatality in four years at the Worcester, Mass., hospital. Medical safety experts warn that too many medical machines beep for attention, producing so many false alarms that hospital staffers cannot determine which ones are important. Read More
With at least eight homicides in the first 24 days of the New Year, questions are being raised if The City is doing enough to counter what could be a rising tide of violence. Read More
Gun-related injuries and deaths have declined drastically, saving taxpayers nearly half a million dollars in medical costs annually.
San Francisco General Hospital officials released a report this week showing that gunshot wounds dropped from 175 in 2005 to 134 last year. The number of gun-related deaths also sharply declined from 45 in 2006 to 17 in 2009, according to the annual report. Read More
Fatalities and injuries from traffic collisions are down sharply this year in San Francisco, with both categories on pace for their lowest annual total in over a decade. Read More
This year became the deadliest for Caltrain since 1995 after two people were fatally struck by trains Thursday morning, according to an agency spokeswoman.
A woman trespassing on the tracks near the Santa Clara Caltrain station was killed after express train No. 305 hit her at 5:50 a.m., spokeswoman Christine Dunn said. Read More