In what is probably the last thing you'd want to be thinking of if you're in the hospital, New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center confirmed yesterday that personal information of 6,800 patients was "inadvertently" posted on the internet. The information on the hospital's website included names, ages, heart rates and 10 Social Security numbers, but the hospital says it's all been taken down. They said in a statement, "We deeply regret that any patient's information may have been exposed. We have notified all patients affected by this exposure. We do not have any evidence that this information has been misused."

A spokeswoman told City Room that the mistake was found in July when a relative of a patient found the information on the internet, and it was taken down shortly after. The issue wasn't announced until yesterday because of the investigation. The hospital has set up a hotline and a website for patients to use if they fear their information may have fallen into shady hands. We've contacted them to see if it really took over two months to let patients know their Social Security numbers were posted for the world to Google, and we'll let you know if they get back to us.