| Feb 27, 2014
Every one of William Wyatt's eight therapy sessions in October and November was pre-authorized by his insurance company, Humana.
But a series of mix-ups and miscommunications left five of the sessions unpaid. As a result, the 6-year-old's family decided...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 9:00 PM
A parent's cancer diagnosis can be terrifying for children.
But there's help: a new therapeutic program open to all South Florida kids at Boca Raton Regional Hospital's Eugene M. and Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute.
Launched in November, the...
| Feb 26, 2014
Lower Oconee Community Hospital in southern Georgia closed its doors this month, eliminating 25 hospital beds and up to 100 hospital jobs. This was the fourth Georgia hospital to fold in two years and the eighth rural hospital in the state to close...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 5:47 PM
SACRAMENTO -- A coalition of healthcare providers and insurance companies has amassed a massive financial show of force as they prepare to fight an effort to raise limits on medical malpractice awards.
The opposition campaign had $31.3 million at the...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 7:45 AM
In South Florida's hospitals, many innovations started in children's-only medical centers. Think calming colors and MRI machines designed for comfort.
You can learn a lot from a child. Just ask South Florida's adult hospital industry.
Some of the...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 8:04 PM
Highly competitive congressional races in California, attracting interest across the nation, were already drawing many millions of dollars in donations even before the election year began, according to new campaign reports.
From the Bay Area to San...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 12:43 PM
You’ve got to love this: Dark chocolate isn’t just a slightly decadent indulgence with which to woo the object of your affection.
It’s also good for your heart, your health, your mental function and memory, your mood, your energy...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 2:59 PM
Dr. Robert E. Cooke, a retired Johns Hopkins pediatrician-in-chief who was a founder of the Head Start children's program and a presidential medical adviser, died of heart disease Feb. 2 at his Oak Bluffs home on Martha's Vineyard, Mass. The former...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 4:08 PM
Stephen J. Blackwood is utterly, unalterably convinced that his mother has lost access to her cancer medicine because of Obamacare.
That's the theme of his passionate op-ed in today's Wall Street Journal. The piece currently tops the most-read list over...
| Jan 21, 2014
I am the attorney who answered a call for help from Jahi McMath's family in December. I have represented them for free — starting 10 hours before the first order to turn off Jahi's ventilator at Children's Hospital Oakland — as they have...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The gig: As chief executive of Blue Shield of California, Paul Markovich leads one of the country's largest nonprofit health insurers, and he is a major player in the state's rollout of Obamacare.
Dakota days: Markovich, 46, grew up in Grand Forks, N.D....