| Jan 2, 2015
| 6:05 PM
Dr. Richard Zimmerman practiced internal medicine in DuPage County and was a staff president at both Elmhurst Memorial Hospital and Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove.
"Dick was well-respected by his peers and exhibited strong leadership,...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Want to stay in your own home as you age? More seniors will have that chance through a little-known program that's expanding in South Florida.
The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, or PACE, uses Medicare and Medicaid dollarsfor services and...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 2:30 AM
In an era of higher deductibles, rising out-of-pocket costs, shrinking provider networks and fewer choices in health care, more people are taking matters into their own hands. Instead of using their health insurance for all of their care, they're going...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 4:24 PM
Every other Thursday night, UCF medical students don their white coats and practice what will one day be their real job.
They see patients, run labs and schedule appointments at Grace Medical Home, which sees Orange County working poor who have no...
| Jan 18, 2015
Wait times at the Hampton VA Medical Center — reportedly among the longest in the country — have been getting worse, not better, over the last five years, according to documents obtained by the Daily Press under the Freedom of Information Act....
| Feb 11, 2015
While all eyes are on the courts during the Delray Beach Open, behind the scenes Dr. Jonathan Hersch is ready to treat any ailment, even a bee sting.
He is on duty as medical director for his 10th year. The orthopedic surgeon has had to care for...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 3:06 PM
Those seemingly harmless medical forms everyone fills out before seeing a doctor can lead to identity theft if they get into the wrong hands.
Names, birth dates and — more importantly — Social Security numbers can help hackers open fake...
| Feb 8, 2015
| 11:15 AM
When Angelica Hernandez received a letter from the state telling her to pick a Medicaid managed-care plan for her daughter, the Naperville woman chose one that included the doctor's office where she had always taken the 10-year-old girl.
| Jan 16, 2015
| 5:20 PM
A West Palm Beach hospital where an unidentified juvenile masqueraded as a doctor denied that the juvenile had any contact with patients.
According to a statement from St. Mary's Medical Center, employees were alerted to the juvenile's behavior on Jan....
| Jan 17, 2015
Dr. Peter Beilenson thought fighting the intractable rates of drug use and sexually transmitted diseases in Baltimore was tough. Then the former city health commissioner took on health insurance.
"It's the hardest job I've had," said Beilenson,...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 8:33 PM
A key measure of hospital emergency room use in Los Angeles County shows continued growth during the first six months of Obamacare, but also points to shifting patterns of where patients are choosing to receive urgent medical treatment.