Demi Lovato hospitalized after possible drug overdose

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Demi Lovato has been hospitalized July 24 after a possible drug overdose.

TMZ, which broke the story, reports that paramedics found Lovato, 25, unconscious at her home in the Hollywood Hills. She was then taken to an L.A. hospital. Lovato is being treated, and is now “stable,” according to PEOPLE.

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POINCIANA MEDICAL CENTER TO CELEBRATE FOURTH BIRTHDAY, HOST PARTY

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On Thursday, August 24, Poinciana Medical Center will host a party to celebrate its fourth birthday, and the community is invited.

Attendees will enjoy birthday cake and have the opportunity to meet the hospital’s new CEO, Chris Cosby, as well as other members of the hospital’s leadership team.

For more information, please contact pmct.marketing@hcahealthcare.com

Settlement reached in transgender lawsuit against North Dakota hospital

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FARGO, N.D. (AP) – A settlement has been reached in a discrimination lawsuit brought by a transgender employee at a Fargo hospital, according to court documents filed Aug. 17.

Faye Seidler, who was born as a male and identifies as a female, filed the complaint in December against Sanford Medical Center. The suit was seeking unspecified damages and an order to stop the hospital from discriminating against employees who have undergone or are undergoing a gender transition.

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Pulse shooting victim’s condition improves

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Officials at Orlando Regional Medical Center say the only survivor of the Pulse massacre who was still in critical condition has seen their condition improve.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that ORMC officials said the unidentified patient’s condition was upgraded Aug. 16 to guarded. Officials did not provide further details.

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Osceola County to consider domestic partnership registry

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Officials at Orlando Regional Medical Center — where many victims of the Pulse shooting were treated — refused to disclose medical information to the gay partners of some of those wounded in the attack, according to Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer.

The hospital cited the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, as the reason. HIPAA is a 1996 law designed to protect citizens’ rights to privacy about their medical information.

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Chicago man delivers memorial crosses to Orlando hospital for shooting victims

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A man from Chicago traveled 1,200 miles to Orlando Regional Medical Center June 17 with 49 white, wooden crosses as a memorial to the victims of the Pulse shooting.

The crosses were lined up outside of the hospital that is currently home to those healing from bullet wounds from the attack.

People from across the city, including the doctors, nurses and hospital staff have come by and written messages of support on each of the crosses.

Donovan Spurlock, a 7-year-old at the hospital, paid his respects by laying a carnation at the base of each cross.

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Mothers’ Talk: Parental desperation over a terrible incident

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There are still many unknowns about June 12’s incident at Pulse in Orlando. The narratives are disparate, there may have been an international angle, a homophobic angle, a marriage angle. We can’t know, and the more we scratch at that wound, the worse we are for it.

But there are stories of what has happened since, and the most heart-wrenching involve the victims’ mothers.

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Transgender tech sues hospital over lack of anti-discrimination rules

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Fargo, N.D. (AP) – Attorneys for a Fargo hospital say a lawsuit brought by a transgender employee alleging discrimination in the workplace has no merit and should be dismissed.

Faye Seidler, who was born as a male and identifies as a female, said in a federal lawsuit filed last month that Sanford Medical Center violated her civil rights. She is seeking unspecified damages and an order to stop the hospital from discriminating against employees who have undergone or are undergoing a gender transition.

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Transgender woman sues hospital for workplace discrimination

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FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A transgender employee who said she felt forced to quit her job at a Fargo hospital filed a federal lawsuit Dec. 2 alleging discrimination over the use of locker rooms and treatment by managers.

Faye Seidler, who was born as a male and identifies herself as a female, began hormone therapy in September 2013 as part of her transition. She says in the lawsuit she began working for Sanford Health as a technician in spring 2014 and notified managers during her 90-day review that she would be telling people who considered her to be male of her actual sex and gender.

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Stories of love, life, death in high court gay marriage case

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Washington (AP) – A middle-of-the night trip to the emergency room, with her 9-month-old son coughing and laboring to breathe, gave Pam Yorksmith her latest reminder of why she took up the fight for same-sex marriage.

Before baby Orion could be treated for croup, the hospital had to call his birth mother – Yorksmith’s wife, Nicole – “to get permission to treat my child,” Yorksmith said.

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