| Dec 21, 2014
| 7:41 AM
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali has been hospitalized with pneumonia and is expected to recover because the illness was caught early, a spokesman said on Saturday.
Ali, 72, was admitted to a hospital in an undisclosed location Saturday morning and is being...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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"...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 8:11 AM
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...
| Oct 2, 2014
Ask Tom: What is a pneumonia front?
What is the definition of a pneumonia front?
CJ Bratta, Chicago
The term "pneumonia front," originated by the National Weather Service in Milwaukee during the 1960s, refers to a strong cold...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 1:16 PM
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...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 1:59 PM
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...
| Jun 20, 2013
To the right of the counter at Brother Tim's Vegetarian Fast Food, a photo of a lean African-American man, at work in a kitchen, grinning, leaps out from the faded page of a decades-old news clipping. The story opens, "Tim Thompson is a one man crusade...
| Oct 6, 2013
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-...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 2:07 PM
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’...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 2:32 PM
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...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 5:39 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Former Florida Gov. Reubin Askew, who led a growing mega-state through a period of modernization and public corruption, died Thursday morning. He was 85.
A family spokesman said he had been admitted to the hospital last Saturday with ...