| 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...
| 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"...
| 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...
| May 27, 2014
| 2:38 PM
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,...
| May 9, 2014
| 8:59 PM
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...
| 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...
| 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-...
| May 13, 2013
| 5:20 PM
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...
| 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...