| Jun 6, 2009
Searchers found two bodies and a briefcase containing a ticket for Air France Flight 447 in the Atlantic Ocean close to where the jetliner is believed to have crashed, a Brazil military official said Saturday.
The French agency investigating the...
| Aug 16, 2010
Whether your child is in good health or not, a registered nurse at school can recognize medical issues you may have missed and be a powerful advocate to ensure your school has life-saving equipment.
But thanks to strapped education budgets, many...
| Dec 24, 2009
| 5:32 AM
Senate Democrats this morning passed a sweeping healthcare overhaul bill, setting the stage for reconciliation early next year with similarly historic legislation passed by the House last month.
The vote was 60-39. It came after months of bitter partisan...
| Mar 14, 2009
It's hard to imagine a more sympathetic victim than Diana Levine, a guitarist who lost her arm to gangrene after she was negligently injected with Phenergan, an anti-nausea drug. Last week, the Supreme Court by a 6-3 vote upheld a Vermont jury's...
| Oct 18, 2010
| 9:13 PM
Follow drug company money in Illinois, and it leads to the psychiatry department at Rush University Medical Center, a prominent headache clinic on the North Side of Chicago, a busy suburban urology practice and a psychiatric hospital accused of...
| May 12, 2010
Walgreens late Wednesday reversed a decision to carry genetic test kits in its stores after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration began an investigation of the supplier and product.
Deerfield-based Walgreen Co. had planned to begin stocking thousands...
| Jul 12, 2010
"Is there an app for that?" When it comes to consumer health care applications for smart phones, the answer, increasingly, is yes.
There are now close to 6,000 consumer health apps, according to a review published in March by mobihealthnews, which...
| Aug 3, 2010
Do you really know what's in the dietary supplements you're taking? Consumer Reports tells what might be in those pills and powders in a new report. They focus on the less-than-desirable ingredients that could be lurking in the supplements people often...
| Dec 6, 2010
| 8:37 PM
The payments and "VIP trips" given to a Maryland cardiologist by Abbott Laboratories for parties and consulting work — disclosed in a federal report released Monday — are just what new legislation and industry guidelines are supposed to...
| Dec 14, 2010
| 6:52 PM
Salespeople for stent maker Abbott Laboratories were often allowed inside a cardiac treatment room at St. Joseph Medical Center while patient procedures were being performed, despite hospital rules against it, according to sworn testimony from Dr. Mark G....
| Oct 13, 2009
by Mark Silva As the Senate Finance Committee sets out to vote today on a health-care overhaul which supporters say will offer heatlh insurance to millions of more Americans -- with the Congressional Budget Office setting the cost at about......