| Nov 1, 2014
| 7:16 PM
Prescription drug overdoses, a dangerous side effect of the nation’s embrace of narcotic painkillers, are a “substantial” burden on hospitals and the economy, according to a new study of emergency room visits.
| Nov 2, 2014
| 5:45 AM
Ten years ago, Alvin Bolster was told his heart disease was so advanced, he only had three months to live.
The doctors were wrong. His heart was in terrible shape, but the 77-year-old former engineer stabilized and even wrote a series of columns for...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 5:06 PM
When a team of health-care and social service workers in Allentown went looking for frequent visitors to emergency departments and hospitals, they quickly learned that many were dialysis patients.
Ask those patients what's most important for maintaining...
| Nov 30, 2014
| 5:45 PM
Bad timing turned Karen Slone's medical problem into a crisis.
Slone, 53, a former administrative assistant with diabetes, followed doctors' advice for years, getting regular checkups. Then, last year, she lost her job and her insurance, and stopped...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 2:34 PM
A group of caregivers, social workers, clergy and patients recently engaged in a lively but friendly exercise in downtown Allentown about how they'd like to improve wellness in a city filled with top-ranked health-care providers and untold numbers of...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 5:37 PM
For all its flaws, the federal Affordable Care Act is beginning to fulfill one of its missions: to change a health-care system that could only be described as sick itself.
While much of Obamacare focused controversially around health insurance, other...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 1:05 PM
GuideWell, the parent company for Florida Blue, is opening its first freestanding clinic this week in Winter Park.
The GuideWell Emergency Medicine Doctors clinic is a hybrid between an urgent care center and an emergency department, but it's not...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 5:40 PM
— An investigation into a patient death at the Hampton VA Medical Center found that nurses failed to perform timely rounds and staff did not document significant changes in the patient's condition.
Investigators could not substantiate a third...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 3:47 PM
Do you think you would be better at your job if you weren’t allowed to work for more than 80 hours per week? What if you were forced to clock out after working for 28 hours in a row?
If you’re a new doctor in your first years of training...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 11:46 AM
Well, this is Florida. The rules are different here.
Where else can you win a race with 58% of the vote and lose the election?
Only here, of course.
Here’s the thing. We have a process in Florida that allows citizens to amend the...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 6:47 PM
Last Saturday, I walked out of a meeting with a doctor-friend who said, "I'm tired of the TV news hysteria about Ebola. Do you know how many die of hospital-born infections every year, just because medical staff doesn't follow hand-washing protocols?"...