| Mar 25, 2015
| 12:30 PM
A diagnosis of a debilitating chronic disease, such as Parkinson's or multiple sclerosis, can be frightening. But once you get over the initial shock, it's time to get down to work, drawing up financial and estate plans tailored to your medical condition....
| Mar 24, 2015
| 7:53 PM
Travis Magditch had never been in jail before. Weeping into a pay phone at the Lehigh County Jail, he begged his parents to bail him out.
Edward and Rose Magditch loved their 27-year-old son, their lawyer said Tuesday, but they were frustrated with his...
| Mar 23, 2015
| 12:25 PM
Sunrise-based Mednax announced the acquisition Monday of Mosaic Anesthesia & Perioperative Services, a private physician group practice based in New Bern, N.C.
At closing, the practice became part of Mednax's American Anesthesiology division. The...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 3:06 AM
Weary mothers with toddlers, weathered laborers and elderly folks hunched over walkers all jostled for position, filling almost every available seat in the nondescript waiting room at the Erie Family Health Center in West Town.
It was a routine Monday...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 9:04 AM
The younger doctors have been doing it this way their entire lives. The older ones don't want to do it at all and the middle-aged ones will be forced to change. What am I talking about? It's the advancing wave of of electronic medical records.
| Mar 19, 2015
| 5:07 PM
The onetime owner and two former top executives of the now-shuttered Sacred Heart Hospital in Chicago were convicted Thursday on charges they paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in kickbacks so doctors would refer patients on Medicare to the...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 7:51 PM
Short of its enrollment goal ahead of a Sunday deadline, California's Obamacare exchange made a final push for sign-ups at Los Angeles area clinics, churches and shopping malls.
Covered California officials said enrollment was up sharply heading into...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Imagine you're a Medicare patient, and you go to your doctor for an ultrasound of your heart one month. Medicare pays your doctor's office $189, and you pay about 20 percent of that bill as a co-payment.
Then, the next month, your...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 1:23 PM
The Patient Protection and Affordability Act currently provides care for the uninsured through a combined state and federal program that is intended to protect patient access to care and, ultimately when all Americans are insured, be "affordable."...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 8:54 PM
Connecticut's diabetes rate ranks lower than the national average, but Hispanics and African-Americans are more than twice as likely to have the disease compared with their white neighbors and are at greater risk of dying from diabetes-related causes....
| Mar 9, 2015
| 1:39 PM
After killing at least 9,936 people and infecting more than 24,202, the Ebola epidemic appears to be running out of steam. And for some medical researchers, this hard-won progress poses a problem.
The Ebola virus has retreated so dramatically in...