| May 6, 2014
| 4:04 PM
Nothing could save Albert P. "Skip" Viragh Jr. from pancreatic cancer, but a $65 million gift from his foundation will help other patients suffering from that and other deadly cancers.
The money will be used to help pay for construction of a patient care...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 10:27 AM
With open enrollment for Obamacare wrapped up, insurance giant Anthem Blue Cross stayed ahead of the pack in California and widened its lead over rival Blue Shield of California.
Anthem signed up 425,058 people through April 15, or 30% of Covered...
| May 30, 2014
| 8:52 PM
A federal court official says that treatment of California's most severely mentally ill prisoners is haphazard and often inadequate, delivered by a fractured, understaffed system in which doctors discharge patients because they are afraid not to.
| May 27, 2014
| 5:29 PM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: How do I know if what I have is acid reflux or GERD? Are treatments the same for both? I've had what I would describe as heartburn for years and it's getting worse as I age.
ANSWER: Acid reflux happens when stomach acid flows back up...
| May 31, 2014
| 12:34 PM
On Charles Street, inside the Belvedere Galleria, a company run from a small office offers cash for people's leftover diabetes strips, the tiny tabs used to test glucose levels, which are crucial to managing the disease.
An Internet search for "sell...
| May 5, 2014
| 12:34 PM
For 10 years Sandy Thomas had been running a 2-mile circuit most mornings around her North Laurel neighborhood of Hammond Village to stay physically fit, but in 2006 life handed her a detour.
Her husband, Jim, died that year from skin cancer, and the...
| May 31, 2014
| 6:09 PM
As the American population ages and longevity increases, surgery to replace creaky knees and hips has become routine — more than a million people every year have a knee or hip replaced.
But what happened at St. Luke's University Health Network...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 1:09 PM
Facing a flood of interest, the Covered California exchange plans to prevent some consumers from finishing their Obamacare enrollment so others can start the sign-up process to meet Monday's deadline.
Californians were waiting in line for hours Monday...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 7:49 PM
A Newport Beach-based chain of rehabilitation centers that had been under fire from state regulators for years has agreed to pay a $75,000 settlement and limit its control over residents in its sober-living homes.
Until Tuesday, Morningside Recovery had...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 10:11 AM
For the seventh consecutive year, Kaiser Permanente ranked highest in customer satisfaction for health insurance among California policyholders, according to ratings firm J.D. Power & Associates.
But two other major rivals -- Blue Shield of California...
| May 8, 2014
| 2:15 PM
Under Armour will give $10 million to the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital to create the Under Armour LiveWell Center, marking the Baltimore-based sports brand's largest gift ever to any group.
Part of Under Armour's...