| May 23, 2014
For Jennifer Bolognani, the variety and close contact with patients make medical-surgical nursing her ideal career.
Bolognani, the assistant clinical manager for trauma, orthopedic, neurosurgery and general surgery at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 5:55 PM
In the strongest indication yet where Obamacare rates are headed, industry giant Anthem Blue Cross said its California premiums for individual coverage will increase less than 10% on average next year.
Health insurance rates in California during the...
| May 23, 2014
| 1:52 PM
Word reaches us today from Sacramento of the death of a shameful bill written by California medical lobbyists to resurrect a failed addiction treatment program for doctors. Patients should be happy to see the measure laid to rest.
We reported on this...
| May 24, 2014
| 10:59 AM
All 23 health-care workers recently exposed to the MERS virus were allowed to return to work as of Friday.
Workers – including three doctors – at Dr. P. Phillips Hospital and Orlando Regional Medical Center were exposed after a Saudi Arabian...
| May 14, 2014
| 10:35 AM
Every golf season, local women's golf groups play for an incredibly worthy cause, called Fairway to Life, which benefits the Breast Care Center at the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center.
As a participant in the program and a co-chair of a...
| May 25, 2014
| 3:14 PM
As the rules for a state medical marijuana pilot program are being finalized, a group of proponents has announced that a cannabis conference will be held in Chicago in June.
A handful of people — including a doctor, a consultant and the vice...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Physician assistants function much like doctors, taking patient histories, performing physical exams, ordering and interpreting laboratory and diagnostic tests, prescribing medications and making referrals -- all under the supervision of a medical doctor....
| Jun 11, 2014
| 7:57 PM
State lawmakers are nearing a deal on a budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1, and the projected revenue bounty makes it possible for Sacramento to undo some of the most damaging cuts made to state programs during the economic downturn while still...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 10:24 PM
More than 57,000 veterans have waited at least three months for an appointment at Veterans Affairs facilities, according to a new audit that sparked further outrage Monday on Capitol Hill.
"It makes me sick knowing that our returned warriors are subject...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Teresa Garcia, weak and in pain, had all but given up on doctors when she came to a small clinic next to a former wedding chapel on the Strip.
"I never thought I would get better," the 55-year-old housekeeper said, recalling years of perfunctory...
| Jun 8, 2014
I totally agree with Dr. Mindy Fain. Home is where the heart is. ("Want better healthcare? Have doctors make house calls.," Opinion, June 4)
People feel more at ease when they are at home with their family members rather than being in the strange...