Explosive case of poop-packed “megacolon” prompts warning from doctors

Enlarge (credit: Diy13/ Getty Images) Doctors are urging caution after a 24-year-old UK man underwent emergency surgery when they discovered that his severely enlarged colon, filled with feces, had burst. At the time of the surgery, the man had “reduced consciousness” and severe abdominal pain, as well as air trapped under his diaphragm, failing kidneys, […]

Doctors Deploy a Surprisingly Low-Tech Tool Kit Against Opioids

Oregon-based physician Alan Schwartzstein knows urine tests aren’t very popular in America at the moment, thanks in part to reports about hospitals using them to rack up medical bills. But he figures it’s a worthwhile cost to protect his patients from opioid addiction. It couldn’t be less sexy as a tool in the fight against […]

Florida man caught watching child porn in doctor’s office, confesses to years of abuse

A Florida man has admitted to molesting three children, taking pictures of children in public and watching child pornography for 20 years, after police caught him watching child porn on his laptop in a doctor’s waiting room. Keith Garrad, 63, decided that a routine trip to his local medical center in Highland County was an […]