| Jan 23, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Doctors leaving practice
In response to Ingrid Bryant's letter to the editor on Thursday about her doctor giving up her practice:
This is a problem the majority of patients with a great professional and personal relationship with their doctors will...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 3:00 PM
Aubrey Clark has overcome severe brain swelling and dangerous spikes in brain pressure since being hit by an SUV on her way to her Ocoee home from Citrus Elementary School earlier this week.
On Thursday, she was under sedation in the intensive-care...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 10:00 PM
Joe Carney of Gurnee has served four tours of duty in the Middle East as a paramedic in the U.S. Army and now a new pilot program is helping him to become a physician's assistant.
Carney, 32, met with Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Lake Forest, who voiced his support...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 9:16 PM
I learned a lot from readers responding to last weekend's column — an ode to my beloved doctor, who opted to retire rather than wrestle with forces turning the art of medicine into the science of numbers.
I won't find another Marcus Welby clone,...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 7:18 PM
For two years, the Obama administration dramatically raised Medicaid reimbursements for primary care physicians in hopes that they would see more poor patients. The idea was that states would jump in to continue at least part of the payments.
| Jan 15, 2015
| 9:35 AM
WASHINGTON Under the Affordable Care Act, millions of low-income adults last year became eligible for Medicaid and subsidized health insurance for the first time. Now states face a huge challenge: how to deal with an onslaught of able-bodied, 18- to 64-...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 6:34 PM
Florida health officials are failing in their role as stand-in parents for our most vulnerable children.
Three weeks ago, a state judge ruled that the Department of Children and Families is violating federal law by routinely failing to provide mental...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 2:30 AM
Jeanie Moran changed careers after she fell in love with surgery.
Moran worked in marketing for several years before eventually becoming a medical sales representative. Then, after taking a few years off to focus on her family, she decided it was time...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 12:00 PM
Consumers might think twice about dining at a restaurant with a poor health grade posted in the window. And patient advocates say it shouldn't be any different when going to the hospital.
A detailed look at performance data shows many California...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 1:41 PM
Florida Atlantic University is graduating its first class of physicians this spring, with plenty of new applicants lining up – a potential boon for a state expecting a shortage of doctors.
About a quarter of Florida's physicians are over 65,...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 2:34 AM
Connecticut's diabetes rate ranks lower than the national average, but Hispanics and African-Americans are more than twice as likely to have the disease compared with their white neighbors and are at greater risk of dying from diabetes-related causes....