| Dec 29, 2013
| 9:21 PM
WASHINGTON — Nearly four years after it was signed and after months of scrambling and uncertainty, President Obama's landmark bid to guarantee Americans health security takes full effect Wednesday as the Affordable Care Act begins delivering...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Nearly four years after it was signed and after months of uncertainty, President Barack Obama's landmark bid to guarantee Americans health security takes full effect Wednesday when the Affordable Care Act begins delivering health coverage to millions of...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 6:07 PM
An Oregon Medicaid expansion program found that low-income adults who were covered by government health insurance had visited hospital emergency rooms 40% more often than other adults.
The study, published online Thursday in the journal Science, comes...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 1:15 PM
WASHINGTON — Soaring healthcare spending — which helped pave the way for President Obama’s health law — continued to moderate in 2012, the fourth year of a historic slowdown in how much the nation pays for medical treatment,...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 8:19 PM
WASHINGTON — The relentless rise in healthcare spending — which had threatened government budgets and helped pave the way for President Obama's health law — continued to moderate in 2012, the fourth year of a historic slowdown, newly...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 7:15 PM
A Santa Barbara doctor some patients called "the candy man" because he so freely prescribed painkillers and other commonly abused narcotics pleaded guilty Thursday to federal drug charges.
Julio Diaz, 65, pleaded guilty to 11 counts of drug dealing,...
| Jan 16, 2014
Letters to the editor from Waukegan, Libertyville, Deerfield and Lake Forest.
One's own self-defense
This letter is in response to the letter from Michelle Lowy, who found the story on people training to carry concealed firearms to be "extremely...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 4:27 PM
Patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease were able to care for themselves longer and needed less help performing everyday chores when they took a daily capsule containing 2,000 IUs of alpha tocopherol, or vitamin E, a study has found.
| Jan 13, 2014
| 1:01 PM
AVON — Magellan Health Services said Monday it is consolidating and rebranding its various pharmacy-related business segments into one operation, Magellan Rx Management.
The reorganization brings together the pharmacy benefits manager segment known...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 10:13 AM
Anyone who thought Obamacare was a problem better be prepared for the new regulations regarding hospital services in Maryland. The state just negotiated an agreement with the federal government that will have an historic impact on health care...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 12:30 PM
In response to Nancy Starr's recent letter, those of us who advocate for a regulated, aboveboard cannabis market do not argue that the use of marijuana by adults is not without potential risks or that it cannot be abused by some people ("Don't legalize...