Jacob Blake appears via video from his hospital bed for first court appearance

a person standing in front of a mirror posing for the camera: Jacob Blake had his first court date on Friday.

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Jacob Blake had his first court date on Friday.

Wearing a blue dress shirt and a yellow tie, Jacob Blake, paralyzed after being shot in the back by a Kenosha, Wisconsin, police officer, made a first court appearance — and his first public appearance since being wounded — Friday from his hospital bed.

Blake is accused of one felony — third-degree sexual assault — and misdemeanor criminal trespass and disorderly conduct.

He spoke briefly to the judge when asked if he understood the charges against him. When asked if he had any questions Blake responded, “At the moment, no, I don’t.”

His attorney, Patrick Cafferty, submitted not guilty pleas for all three charges.

According to the criminal complaint obtained by CNN, Blake unlawfully entered a home on May 3 and sexually assaulted a woman in her bedroom before leaving with her vehicle. The woman told

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Atrium Health notifies patients of Blackbaud data breach

A cyberattack against an international software company included a database breach of customer Atrium Health, which may have compromised some personal information about patients.

In recent weeks, affected patients and philanthropic donors were notified and Atrium posted a notice of the ransomware attack on its website. Atrium Health officials said in the notice some information — possibly including a person’s name, birth date and doctor’s name — was accessed when cybercriminals targeted one of its vendors, Blackbaud.

The hospital system says no medical records or information about medications or test results were compromised and no credit card or bank account information was stolen.

Blackbaud, which provides donor management software to many institutions around the world, notified Atrium on July 16 of the attack on its systems, according to Atrium’s letter to patients, one of which was obtained by the Observer on Saturday.

It’s unclear how many people in Charlotte or

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Hoag Hospital Launches VR Program For Expectant Mothers

NEWPORT BEACH, CA — Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian announced the launch of NurtureVR, a first-of-its-kind program for expectant mothers that uses virtual reality (VR) to augment prenatal education, pain management related to pregnancy, mindfulness and support women through postpartum care.

By combining accessible, immersive technology with compassionate, mindful care, NurtureVR bridges innovation with a deep support of women as they journey through pregnancy and into motherhood.

Designed in partnership with VR digital wellness leader BehaVR based in Nashville, NurtureVR will be available in a pilot program involving 30 pregnant women next month.

“The goal is to nurture the relationship of the mother with her growing baby. We have incorporated the insights of women who are pregnant, were recently pregnant or are trying to become pregnant to ensure that no matter what kind of pregnancy you are experiencing, Hoag is going to take care of you the way only Hoag can,”

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LA Hospital Testing Its Own High-Risk Patients in Vaccine Trial

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center.


The patients at Dr. Eric Daar’s hospital are at high risk for serious illness from COVID-19, and he’s determined to make sure they’re part of the effort to fight the disease.

He also hopes they can protect themselves in the process.

When Daar and his colleagues at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center on Wednesday announce that they will soon begin enrollment for a trial to test a COVID-19 vaccine produced by AstraZeneca, they will also unveil the hospital’s community-based recruitment strategy.

Harbor-UCLA wants to recruit most, if not all, of the trial’s 500 participants from among the high-risk patients it already treats: people over 65, those with chronic illnesses and members of underserved racial and ethnic groups. Hospital officials also expect that the recruitment task will not be easy.

“It’s a priority and obligation to make sure our

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‘Some Improvement’ In Navalny’s Condition: Berlin Hospital

The Berlin hospital treating leading Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny said on Friday there was “some improvement” in his condition after he suffered a suspected poisoning.

The 44-year-old nevertheless remains in a medically induced coma and on a ventilator, Berlin’s renowned Charite hospital said in a statement, describing his condition as serious but not life-threatening.

“There has been some improvement in the symptoms” caused by the poisoning, the statement said.

“However, due to the severity of the patient’s poisoning, it remains too early to gauge potential long-term effects.”

Navalny, a leading opposition figure, fell ill after boarding a plane in Siberia last week. He was initially treated in a local hospital before being flown to Berlin for treatment last Saturday.

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny remains in an induced coma Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny remains in an induced coma Photo: AFP / Yuri KADOBNOV

Charite doctors said they believed the anti-corruption campaigner was poisoned with a substance that inhibits the

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Jacob Blake’s Father Says His Son Is Cuffed To Hospital Bed Despite Paralysis


  • Jacob Blake Sr. said his son has been “shackled” to his hospital bed, despite being paralyzed from gunshot wounds
  • Neither the Blake family nor their attorneys have been told why he is cuffed to the bed
  • Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have contacted the Blake family to offer their support

The father of Jacob Blake said his son was cuffed to his hospital bed for several days despite being paralyzed from gunshot wounds. Jacob Blake Sr. recounted his last visit to the hospital in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, on Wednesday.

“There was the cold steel on his ankle,” Blake Sr. told CNN Friday. “He is shackled to the bed, but he cannot get up, he could not get up, he is paralyzed.”

“He grabbed my hands and began to weep and he told me that he was having hallucinations. He said: ‘Daddy, Daddy, I love you. Why did they shoot

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Katy Perry celebrates ‘Smile’ release from her hospital bed

Aug. 28 (UPI) — Katy Perry is celebrating the release of her new album, Smile, from the hospital where she gave birth this week.

The 35-year-old singer released Smile, her sixth studio album, on Friday, two days after giving birth to Daisy Dove, her daughter with her fiancé, Orlando Bloom.

Perry shared a promo image for Smile on Instagram featuring the album’s tracklist.

“IT’S HERE! IT’S REALLY HERE! I finally got back my smile! Hope this record puts one on your face,” she captioned the post. “#SMILE IS OUT EVERYWHERE NOW! LOVE YOU GUYS SO MUCH ENJOY (sent from my hospital bed lol).”

Earlier in the day, Perry teased Smile‘s release by posting a photo of a couple tossing their baby to each other during a hike.

“me after feeding all day handing Daisy off to daddy bout to deliver this 2nd child #SMILEISCOMING lezzgo,” she wrote.

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How Placentia-Linda Hospital nurses forge through a night shift

A nurse’s role in a hospital is tough and, in one of the nation’s hot spots, the coronavirus made it tougher.

As of early this week, state health officials removed Orange County from the coronavirus watch list when the county’s number of newly infected people fell below 100 per 100,000 residents over a two-week period.

But the current demand for medical workers is high nationwide, so much so that some hospital officials requested local public health departments and the state to help bolster their staffing. A shortage of medical workers existed before the pandemic, and a surge in cases made it worse. In July, active-duty military doctors, nurses and other providers were sent to eight California hospitals to assist with coronavirus cases in Lodi, Fresno, Stockton, Rancho Mirage and Visalia.

If you ask registered nurses what it’s like to work nowadays, the common answer is what you would imagine.


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Denver Woman Dies in Car Outside Hospital E.R., Body Not Discovered For 3 Days

A woman’s body was found in the parking lot of a Denver emergency room, she was decomposing for three days before anyone discovered her. Her family is calling for changes to security protocol at the hospital.

Illustrative photo of police tape surrounding a crime scene. A woman was found dead in her car after three days outside a Denver hospital.

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Illustrative photo of police tape surrounding a crime scene. A woman was found dead in her car after three days outside a Denver hospital.

Mother-of-two and grandmother Yvette Mooney, 50, was found last Sunday in her car at the Swedish Medical Center in Colorado, but medical examiners discovered that she had died the previous Thursday.

“A hard worker all her life. She raised amazing children,” Kandra Garcia, Mooney’s daughter-in-law, told Fox31 news.

Mooney’s family became concerned when they hadn’t heard from her, they suspected that she had gone to the hospital to visit a friend, and called the police when she didn’t return their calls.

The Englewood Police Department found

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21 Covid-19 cases at Craigavon Hospital confirmed

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Craigavon Area Hospital treated the highest number of Covid-19 patients in NI during the height of the pandemic

Ten patients and 11 staff at Craigavon Area Hospital are now confirmed to have Covid-19, after two clusters were identified on the site.

On the Haematology Ward, where blood disorders are treated, ten of the 12 ward patients have tested positive.

Eight members of staff on the ward have also tested positive. They are off work and self-isolating.

All other staff members on the ward are being tested again as a precaution.

An investigation into the clusters is continuing.

Dr Sara Hedderwick is an infectious medicine consultant with the Southern Health and Social Care Trust.

“Obviously it’s concerning to us whenever we have patients with Covid and it’s particularly concerning when those are vulnerable people or immuno-compromised like our haematology group of patients are,” she said.


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