3 dead in Florida medical helicopter crash

From CNN:

Three people — a surgeon, a medical technician and a pilot — were killed Monday when a medical helicopter crashed in Florida, the Mayo Clinic said.

The helicopter crashed at about 5:23 a.m. ET about 12 miles northeast of Palatka, Florida, according to Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen.

The clinic said the helicopter was carrying two employees to the University of Florida in Gainesville to harvest organs when the crash occurred. It identified those employees Monday as cardiac surgeon Dr. Luis Bonilla and procurement technician David Hines.

ERs fill with intoxicated at year’s end

From UPI:

At the end of the year, U.S. hospital emergency rooms fill due to binge alcohol consumption of adults of all ages, a San Francisco physician says.

Dr. Steven Polevoi, medical director of the emergency department of the University of California, San Francisco, said last New Year’s Eve his emergency department experienced a 50 percent jump in the number of visits from the year before. Of that, 70 percent were for alcohol intoxication.