| May 15, 2014
| 6:41 PM
The inquiry into whether a Veterans Affairs facility in Phoenix falsified government records to hide excessive wait times has broadened to include several other veterans centers nationwide, as officials said Thursday that complaints about delays in...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 5:45 PM
In the ongoing debate over how healthcare decisions ought to be made, doctors are generally seen as the ones running the show — the ones who decide who does the deciding. But it doesn't always work that way. Sometimes patients hijack the whole...
| May 19, 2014
| 9:22 PM
Lehigh Valley Health Network Thursday honored 30 clinicians and six care teams with awards at LVHN’s Friends of Nursing Celebration, attended by more than 725 colleagues and community members at SteelStacks, Bethlehem. The celebration honored the...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 7:35 AM