| Feb 26, 2014
Lower Oconee Community Hospital in southern Georgia closed its doors this month, eliminating 25 hospital beds and up to 100 hospital jobs. This was the fourth Georgia hospital to fold in two years and the eighth rural hospital in the state to close...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 9:51 PM
Luis Rios, who lost his job at a filling station in December at the age of 56, is newly eligible for Medicaid, the healthcare program for the poor.
Following the advice of state-trained medical insurance enrollment workers, he filled out the paperwork...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 11:03 AM
BOSTON — A West Hartford couple was distressed Tuesday after leaving juvenile court, frustrated in their attempts to regain custody of their sick 15-year-old daughter, Justina Pelletier, from the state of Massachusetts.
The case was continued to...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 2:59 PM
Dr. Robert E. Cooke, a retired Johns Hopkins pediatrician-in-chief who was a founder of the Head Start children's program and a presidential medical adviser, died of heart disease Feb. 2 at his Oak Bluffs home on Martha's Vineyard, Mass. The former...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 12:45 PM
Newly released memos from Bill Clinton’s White House years sketch a portrait of then-First Lady Hillary Clinton’s troubled attempt to win support for the administration’s healthcare plan — showing her deeply steeped in the...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Peter Altschuler's back surgery had been a long time coming. The 66-year-old marketing professional and actor from Santa Monica slipped a disc about 10 years ago, and he's been coping with it ever since.
A series of injections kept him pain-free for...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 4:02 PM
A baby infected with HIV appears to be free of the virus after doctors at a Long Beach hospital initiated aggressive drug treatment just four hours after birth.
A pediatrician at Miller Children's Hospital Long Beach and her colleagues disclosed the...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 12:14 PM
Kathleen DeSales Nolan, a public relations executive who headed communications for Constellation Energy, died of melanoma March 2 at her Ellicott City home. She was 64.
"There was never a communications challenge that Kathy couldn't handle," said...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Residents of the Bangor-Pen Argyl area are about to get better access to a wide range of health care facilities. Starting Monday, The Health Center at Bangor in the Bangor Plaza shopping center, 1337 Blue Valley Dr. in Washington Township will offer Slate...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 4:08 PM
Stephen J. Blackwood is utterly, unalterably convinced that his mother has lost access to her cancer medicine because of Obamacare.
That's the theme of his passionate op-ed in today's Wall Street Journal. The piece currently tops the most-read list over...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 1:50 PM
Humana plans to add more than 140 workers in South Florida including social workers, nurses and other medical professionals based out of its Miramar office to service Medicare and Medicaid patients.
Another 20 or so positions will be added in sales,...