| Feb 1, 2015
| 2:30 AM
Andres Guerrero has always liked helping other people, but little did he know that meeting his wife would also introduce him to the profession that allows him to do just that every day. For three years, Guerrero, 39, has worked as a computer tomography...
| Jan 31, 2015
The bedside request has put many a doctor in a quandary: Relatives want to continue aggressive treatment of loved ones that won't improve their condition and may even prolong suffering.
The cases aren't a daily occurrence, but they're important and...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 8:21 AM
University of Chicago Medicine nurses have given their overwhelming approval to strike.
Jan Rodolfo, Midwest director of National Nurses United, which represents 1,500 U. of C. nurses, said 95 percent of the nurses who voted Thursday evening...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 3:25 PM
It’s important for the public to understand the differences between “urgent care” and “emergency care.” Urgent care centers are options for common medical problems like minor illnesses and injuries. They are not substitutes...
| 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?...
| 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...
| Jan 5, 2015
HAMPTON — Word is spreading that a new medical resource is available for Hampton City Schools employees.
Staff reported to the School Board that the Employee Health and Wellness Center had already saved the school district $73,762 through October,...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Florida could reduce its health-care costs by more than $1 billion a year through technology that has been available for years, but never fully utilized. It's because the state still lacks a policy framework that would allow doctors and other health-...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Doctors at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Tomah, Wis., hand out so many narcotic painkillers that some veterans have taken to calling the place "Candy Land."
They call the hospital's chief of staff, psychiatrist Dr. David...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 6:04 PM
The first thing patients probably notice when walking into the new doctors offices at Greater Baltimore Medical Center is there is no waiting room.
Patients go directly to an exam room, where doctors, nurses and other staff are supposed to cycle in...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 9:41 AM
Californians wanting to check up on doctors have new ratings from Consumer Reports on more than 170 physician groups statewide.
The scores released this week are intended to help consumers see how different medical offices stack up on providing care and...