| Jun 28, 2014
| 7:55 PM
Frustration and legal challenges over the network of doctors and hospitals for Obamacare patients have marred an otherwise successful rollout of the federal healthcare law in California.
Limiting the number of medical providers was part of an effort...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 2:25 AM
The VA system may be best known for its problems these days, but Florida International University is about to become be part of a solution.
FIU's College of Nursing and the Miami Veterans Affairs Healthcare System have received more than $8 million in...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 12:04 PM
The health care industry in South Florida has a serious case of acquisition fever.
At least three major deals have been sealed in the past month for medical companies in Broward and Palm Beach counties. Combined, their combined price tag tops $2.5...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 5:31 PM
The Medical Society of New Jersey, the state's largest physicians group, opposed a recently tabled bill for physician-assisted suicide. But it is pushing an alternative that may be just as bad: the Practitioner's Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment, or...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 2:47 PM
Sports injuries from repetitive motion and overuse are on the rise among young athletes. Dr. Jason Smith, director of Riverside Sports Medicine in Newport News, counsels parents to let their children try multiple sports, to take at least a couple of...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 1:51 PM
University of Chicago Medicine and Orland Park are moving forward on plans for a new outpatient medical care center in the heart of the village's downtown.
After signing a letter of intent outlining plans to bring a 120,000-square-foot medical...
| May 5, 2014
| 12:20 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday questioned the value of taking aspirin to try to ward off a first heart attack or stroke in people who have never had cardiovascular problems.
The FDA's statement follows its decision...
| Jun 16, 2014
When it comes to where people in the U.S. die, there has for years been a gap between what people want and what usually happens.
Most Americans would rather die at home. But only one third actually do, according to the Centers for Disease Control and...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 6:37 PM
The Wilkes-Barre veterans hospital and its related clinics, including Allentown, scored well in last week's report that examined whether veterans are waiting too long for medical care.
That doesn't mean, though, that every veteran gets seen without...
| May 29, 2014
| 6:30 PM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 32 and have had one healthy pregnancy and baby. But over the past 18 months, I've had two miscarriages, both in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. My doctor does not recommend testing until after a third miscarriage. What do you...
| May 25, 2014
Fiona O'Connell is familiar with the working person's health care nightmare — the one where you get too sick to work, and then you lose your job, and then you have no insurance to pay for the treatment you need.
O'Connell lived that nightmare, and...