| Sep 24, 2013
| 8:48 PM
A physician who has created a new model for providing health care to those who can least afford it.
A novelist who takes readers into the swampy backwaters of the Everglades.
An astrophysicist who searches for other planets — and finds them....
| Sep 25, 2013
I was talking to Regnal Jones recently about the Chicago Area Health and Medical Careers Program, where he's been executive director since 1985 and has helped nearly 5,000 students from underrepresented racial and socioeconomic groups enter the health...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 8:19 PM
Obamacare is driving a transformation in the way pharmacies do business, so get ready.
The healthcare reform law will expand access to medical services for millions of people. That's going to place added pressure on primary healthcare providers and...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 6:12 PM
With the Oct. 1 rollout of a major facet of the Affordable Care Act on the horizon, you'll be hearing a lot about the glitches, loopholes and shortcomings of this most important restructuring of America's healthcare system in our lifetimes. Here are a...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 4:51 PM
"The capacity to blunder slightly is the real marvel of DNA. Without this special attribute, we would still be anaerobic bacteria and there would be no music." — Lewis Thomas
The pedigree of human beings, Thomas wrote, probably traces to a...
| Jan 23, 2013
You'd almost think that someone had stapled several
resumes together and put them in Raul Ruiz's file: magna cum laude at UCLA; three graduate degrees from Harvard (a medical degree and masters in public policy and in public health); doctoring to poor...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 5:50 AM
They are 64 strong, 90 percent from Michigan and all are committed to staying put in Michigan to practice their profession.
They are the first class of the Central Michigan University College of Medicine, a group that will be joined by another 100...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 5:53 PM
With health care costs already strangling many families, a lawmaker wants to make sure Pennsylvania residents aren't surprised by the controversial fees that have angered some Lehigh Valley residents.
Rep. Dan Frankel introduced legislation about a...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 10:26 AM
Our cash-strapped schools already are overburdened with more issues than their administrators and teachers can hope to tackle effectively.
Expecting them to police the use of performance-enhancing drugs without major assistance is unrealistic.
| Jul 31, 2013
It used to be that when a child received a cancer diagnosis, the focus was primarily an immediate one: To cure the child.
But over the last two decades, researchers have found that the cancer treatments that are so effective in saving children's lives...
| Jul 21, 2013
Like many of you, I am eagerly awaiting those new "healthcare exchanges" created under the Affordable Care Act. I definitely plan to get my health exchanged. Preferably, I will exchange my health for that of a 19-year-old bicycle racer.
But these new...