| Apr 27, 2015
| 11:15 AM
A South Florida doctor who admitted he hid $18 million income from the IRS was sentenced to two years in federal prison Monday.
Dr. Krishna Tripuraneni, 57, settled his tab of more than $11.8 million in taxes, penalties and interest in the months prior...
| Apr 25, 2015
| 11:37 AM
Unregulated drugs produced by controversial compounding pharmacies are costing Connecticut taxpayers up to $24 million this year in prescription payments on behalf of state employees and retirees, a stunning 3,000 percent increase from their $800,000...
| Apr 26, 2015
Kathy Dominguez, a health information analyst at St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart, knew it was time to make a change.
The Portage resident had been dealing with high cholesterol and high blood pressure for a while when the results of a biomarkers...
| Apr 24, 2015
| 4:22 PM
Many readers may be familiar with the story last year about a patient who received a bill for $117,000 from a doctor who had assisted in his surgery. This assistant surgeon — totally unknown to the patient — was not in the network of providers...
| Apr 24, 2015
| 3:36 PM
Recently, Connecticut obstetrician-gynecologists were given an unwelcome surprise — massive cuts in payments for providing obstetric services to the state's Medicaid patients. The goal of these cuts is to slash the cost of the HUSKY program, which...
| Apr 23, 2015
| 5:05 PM
Barbara Salata was anxious, couldn't sleep and told her family it felt like she was having a heart attack. The 77-year-old Libertyville woman would forget things and generally "wasn't the mom that we knew," said her son, Bob Salata Jr.
Despite a sleep...
| Apr 18, 2015
| 12:20 PM
Winter Park Memorial Hospital's emergency department is the first in the Orlando area to become senior-friendly.
Patients are screened to determine whether they should be assigned to the senior track. Several rooms have been modified to cater to older...
| Apr 21, 2015
| 1:31 PM
A plastic surgeon who had previously been fined $29,000 for sloppy record-keeping and rusty and dirty equipment at his Westport clinic was fined $10,000 on Tuesday by the state Medical Examining Board in connection with a 2009 rhinoplasty procedure.
| Apr 20, 2015
| 6:50 PM
A blood test known as a "liquid biopsy" could help doctors track a shifty type of lung cancer without the need for invasive procedures, an international team of researchers says.
The findings, presented at the American Assn. for Cancer Research...
| Apr 21, 2015
| 10:58 AM
In today's modern world, certain developments demand a wellspring of public outrage. A case in point should be the results of a study published last week in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Virtually unnoticed, the study found that between...
| Apr 19, 2015
| 4:31 AM
Susan Gilchrist once took nine different medications to ease the chronic pain and fatigue of her multiple sclerosis.
Gilchrist, 32, is now off all those drugs, finding more relief, she says, than she has in more than a decade, now that she uses just one...