| Nov 6, 2014
| 6:47 PM
Last Saturday, I walked out of a meeting with a doctor-friend who said, "I'm tired of the TV news hysteria about Ebola. Do you know how many die of hospital-born infections every year, just because medical staff doesn't follow hand-washing protocols?"...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 5:40 PM
— An investigation into a patient death at the Hampton VA Medical Center found that nurses failed to perform timely rounds and staff did not document significant changes in the patient's condition.
Investigators could not substantiate a third...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 2:51 PM
Congratulations to the winners of the annual Best Bets awards.
Every year, Orlando Sentinel publishes Central Florida's favorite picks of local dining, shopping, services and entertainment -- all chosen by you, our readers.
We're proud to announce...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 11:46 AM
Well, this is Florida. The rules are different here.
Where else can you win a race with 58% of the vote and lose the election?
Only here, of course.
Here’s the thing. We have a process in Florida that allows citizens to amend the...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 5:37 PM
For all its flaws, the federal Affordable Care Act is beginning to fulfill one of its missions: to change a health-care system that could only be described as sick itself.
While much of Obamacare focused controversially around health insurance, other...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 11:25 AM
Opening the book on long-hidden industry relationships, the federal government revealed nearly $3.5 billion worth of payments and other ties that U.S. doctors and teaching hospitals have with drug and medical-device companies.
These financial details,...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 2:34 PM
A group of caregivers, social workers, clergy and patients recently engaged in a lively but friendly exercise in downtown Allentown about how they'd like to improve wellness in a city filled with top-ranked health-care providers and untold numbers of...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 5:06 PM
When a team of health-care and social service workers in Allentown went looking for frequent visitors to emergency departments and hospitals, they quickly learned that many were dialysis patients.
Ask those patients what's most important for maintaining...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 4:00 AM
A ballot initiative that pits lawyers against doctors has set off one of this year's fiercest campaign wars, a costly clash over increasing state limits on malpractice damages and imposing drug testing on physicians.
Proposition 46 would raise the cap...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 5:45 AM
Ten years ago, Alvin Bolster was told his heart disease was so advanced, he only had three months to live.
The doctors were wrong. His heart was in terrible shape, but the 77-year-old former engineer stabilized and even wrote a series of columns for...
| Nov 1, 2014
From the broad, welcoming porch of the Tangier Island health center, physician assistant E. Inez Pruitt can look over her childhood home on one side and the grave of her mentor, David B. Nichols, on the other.
When Nichols died in 2010, the physician...