| Dec 30, 2014
| 10:43 AM
Your doctor says “walking pneumonia” is the diagnosis for the achy, exhausted, yucky feeling you’ve experienced for a few days. But don’t take the finding lightly and head out the door for your after-work walk.
You may feel...
| 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...
| 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 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"...
| 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-...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 8:34 PM
Agent Roger Richman had a ton of celebrity clients — James Cagney, Mae West, Maria Callas, Albert Einstein, the Marx brothers, Sigmund Freud, Gypsy Rose Lee and W.C. Fields, to name a few. Contrary to expectations, none of them were overly...
| 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 1, 2014
| 7:39 PM
The ability to disguise is valued in football, as it is essential to fooling an opponent.
In a sense, offensive lineman Roy Simmons was better at concealing than most.
Simmons hid his homosexuality from his New York Giants and Washington Redskins...
| 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’...