| Feb 26, 2015
| 3:24 PM
NEW BRITAIN – When the Hospital for Special Care opened its autism center three years ago in the former Mary Immaculate Academy on Corbin Avenue, the founders instinctively involved the children's doctors, schools, and families in the treatment, and...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 6:40 PM
State health officials hope to curb overdose deaths by using hospital data to target patients who have been admitted for previous overdoses but survived.
The state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene announced plans Monday to offer rehab services and...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 7:03 AM
The death of Joan Rivers last fall after a common procedure to examine her digestive tract has sparked concern about outpatient surgical centers, according to Consumer Reports.
Would the comedian be alive today if she had been treated in a hospital?...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 4:15 PM
It's difficult for Cherise Felters to talk about that day in early September when her youngest child came out of surgery. Felters stood in a room at Rush University Medical Center, consoling her son, who at the sight of his little sister began to cry....
| Jan 8, 2015
| 1:23 PM
The Medical Society of Virginia called Thursday for state regulations to streamline the pre-authorization process for prescription drugs, setting up a potential legislative fight with the insurance industry.
Matt Mansell, the group's director of...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 9:34 AM
Lawsuits aimed at eviscerating the Affordable Care Act have been lining up in federal courts like airliners on America's taxiways. Most are frivolous or partisan or both, and some have already been tossed. The Supreme Court on Friday will ponder whether...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 3:21 PM
Patients seeking primary care in December at the Hampton VA Medical Center endured the average longest wait times in the nation, according to recently released data.
Addressing the issue Tuesday, the medical center's director said while Hampton is...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 2:47 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...
| Feb 8, 2015
| 2:30 AM
As a staff member in Rush University's respiratory therapy program, Jonathan Brady Scott is keenly aware of the value of his work.
"What matters if you can't breathe?" he said. "Nothing at all." Director of clinical education and an assistant professor...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 8:45 PM
A man was arrested Monday on suspicion of shooting a nurse inside a mental health urgent care facility in Willowbrook, officials said.
Vincent Heard, 20, is suspected of shooting a nurse during a medical evaluation at the Exodus Foundation for...
| Dec 31, 2014
Remember your personal physician? He or she may not be yours much longer. And even if you keep your doctor, the odds are he or she is not really working for you.
Soon, most doctors will have abandoned their private practices and become employees of...