Posts Tagged ‘Joan Rivers’

Medical Minute: Acid Reflux (GERD)

According to published reports, President Barack Obama was rushed to a military hospital near Washington D.C. on Saturday after complaining of a sore throat. Doctors there diagnosed Obama with GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) caused by acid reflux. Comedian Joan Rivers also suffered from acid reflux (GERD). She was undergoing an endoscopy (a test to diagnose…

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RIP Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers was pronounced dead at 1:17 p.m. Thursday at a NY hospital. Her daughter, Melissa Rivers, made the announcement just moments ago. Rivers, 81, stopped breathing while undergoing a routine outpatient endoscopy procedure at a NY clinic on August 28. The clinic is now under investigation by NY state health officials. Rivers reportedly experienced…

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Source: Joan Rivers “On the Road to Recovery”

Good news for Joan Rivers fans: the 81-year-old comedian is “on the road to recovery,” according to E! News. Rivers suffered respiratory and cardiac arrest during a routine outpatient endoscopy procedure last week. She was placed in a medically induced coma at Mount Sinai Hospital in NY to allow her brain to rest.

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Joan Rivers in a Medically-Induced Coma

Comedian Joan Rivers is reportedly in a medically-induced coma to relieve swelling in her brain after she stopped breathing during a routine endoscopy procedure at an outpatient clinic in NY yesterday. Rivers, 81, was reportedly undergoing a non-surgical endoscopic procedure at Yorkville Endoscopy clinic when she experienced respiratory and cardiac arrest as a result of…

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Joan Rivers Upgraded to Stable Condition After Respiratory Arrest

Comedian Joan Rivers was rushed to a NY area hospital where she is listed in stable condition after she stopped breathing while undergoing a routine endoscopic procedure at an outpatient clinic. An endoscope is a small, flexible tube with a camera and a light at the end of it. The endoscope is passed down a…

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