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  • Riverside hospitals earn "Top Performer" kudos from Joint Commission

    Riverside hospitals earn "Top Performer" kudos from Joint Commission
      On Thursday, Riverside reported that five of its hospitals have been named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accrediting body for health care organizations across America. Riverside Regional Medical Center...
  • S. Florida hospitals making the grade on national rankings

    S. Florida hospitals making the grade on national rankings
    South Florida's hospitals are among the best in the nation, if there's anything to be gleaned from the annual medical center rankings that are all the rage in the patient watchdog landscape these days. The Leapfrog Group, for example, awarded an "A"...
  • Ask Tom: What is a pneumonia front?

    Ask Tom: What is a pneumonia front? Dear Tom, What is the definition of a pneumonia front? CJ Bratta, Chicago Dear CJ, The term "pneumonia front," originated by the National Weather Service in Milwaukee during the 1960s, refers to a strong cold...
  • Jared Allen rejoins Bears during pneumonia recovery

    Jared Allen rejoins Bears during pneumonia recovery
    Defensive end Jared Allen rejoined the Chicago Bears on Monday to work out and attend meetings as his recovery from pneumonia continues. His status for Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers should be clearer on Wednesday when the team resumes...
  • 'Pneumonia front' moving in, temps dropping 20 degrees

    'Pneumonia front' moving in, temps dropping 20 degrees
    A rare weather system known as a "pneumonia front" is moving down from the north, dropping temperatures by 20 degrees within minutes and spawning thunderstorms. As of 6 p.m., temperatures behind the front ranged from 56 in Milwaukee to 53 in Racine,...
  • As MERS virus reaches U.S., public health system springs into action

    As MERS virus reaches U.S., public health system springs into action
    The man arrived at the hospital with a fever and a bad cough. Relatives accompanied him through the doors, beneath the red neon sign reading "Emergency." It looked like pneumonia, but when doctors at Community Hospital learned that the patient was a...
  • What patients should know about antibiotics

    What patients should know about antibiotics
    Antibiotics have saved countless lives over the years, but their overuse has lead to problems including antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Dr. Mary R. Clance, an epidemiologist at Anne Arundel Medical Center, discusses the history, troubles and appropriate...
  • Letters: Healthcare across the pond

    Re "Why healthcare is better overseas," Column, Oct. 4 Probably the main reason healthcare seems so much easier and cheaper abroad is that governments are in charge. In the U.S., the system we have mostly places corporate profits above health. Health-...
  • Town of Marshall devoted to keeping its rich history alive

     Town of Marshall devoted to keeping its rich history alive
    One of the first things that caught my eye as we drove along Michigan Avenue in Marshall, Mich., was the Rexall Drugs sign, resplendent in blue, orange and white. I couldn't remember having seen one for about, oh, 40 years. The next was the nature of...
  • Half of Americans believe in medical conspiracy theories. That's dangerous.

    Half of Americans believe in medical conspiracy theories. That's dangerous.
    To vaccinate or not to vaccinate. That ... really shouldn’t be the question. But for some reason it is in America. Deadly diseases such as measles and polio are no longer a threat to the majority of vaccinated Americans. (As The Times’...
  • When to choose urgent care or emergency room

     When to choose urgent care or emergency room
    It's the weekend or nighttime, and someone in the family doesn't feel well or has hurt themselves. Many people assume the local hospital's emergency department is the best place to go for treatment, but an urgent care center may be a faster and cheaper...