McCourt's Meningitis, Sotomayor's Diabetes, and 10 Things You Should Never Say to a Nurse

  • Angela's Ashes author Frank McCourt passed away over the weekend, after a battle with melanoma and a recent meningitis diagnosis. Here's a good explanation of how the two conditions are related, and why cancer patients are so susceptible to this type of infection. [Daily News]
  • We know how important nurses are to our fragile and overworked health-care system, but not everyone appreciates them like we do. That's why we love this list of 10 things you should never say to a nurse. Heading to the hospital? Read this first. You'll thank us later. [Nursing Link]