| Mar 3, 2011
| 7:33 PM
Saying they wanted to avoid more casualties, state authorities took steps Thursday to shut down the troubled Alden Village North nursing home, where numerous disabled children have died in recent years.
"We don't want another tragedy to occur," said...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 9:54 AM
If you like the idea of a Medicare HMO, you're not alone. Florida, and especially South Florida, has a heavy concentration of seniors in Medicare Advantage (MA) plans.
MA plans generally work best for healthy people who don't mind giving up some...
| Feb 7, 2011
| 8:41 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- GlaxoSmithKline PLC said Monday it has updated the labeling of its diabetes pill Avandia to include safety restrictions ordered by federal health authorities because of the drug's links to heart attack.
The Food and Drug Administration...
| Mar 9, 2011
| 6:10 PM
Hampton Roads has some of the highest sexually transmitted disease rates in the nation.
It had the second-highest rate of chlamydia cases among U.S. metropolitan areas and third-highest rate of gonorrhea cases, according to a 2010 report by the Centers...
| Mar 15, 2011
Officials tried to reassure Californians on Monday that the kind of nuclear crisis facing Japan was highly unlikely at the state's two nuclear power plants.
Southern California Edison officials acknowledged that the San Onofre nuclear power plant was...
| Mar 25, 2011
| 7:35 AM
When Ginny Russo goes into labor sometime at the end of May, her first call will be to her doctor. Her second: to the researchers who want to collect her baby's placenta, umbilical cord blood and first dirty diaper.
They're part of the same crew that,...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 4:05 PM
A nursing home fire early today that sent one resident to the hospital for smoke inhalation was set by a mentally ill housemate who had lived at the facility for many years, according to an official at the facility.
Patrick O’Brien, administrator...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 10:49 AM
A radiation monitor in California has detected a trace of radioactive material from the stricken nuclear power plant in Japan, the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization said Friday, but an Environmental Protection Agency spokesman said it has found...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 5:17 PM
Reece LoCicero, the 5-year-old La Crescenta Elementary School kindergarten student suffering from an undiagnosed illness, has been accepted into an elite research program at the National Institutes of Health, officials confirmed Friday.
The child and...
| Mar 23, 2011
Prayer alone was no longer enough for Lisa Ballantine, who watched the families fill their baby bottles with murky river water that sickened and even killed their children.
After returning from a yearlong mission trip to the Dominican Republic in 2000,...
| Mar 14, 2011
Once a woman becomes visibly pregnant, it isn't long before she's being asked extremely personal questions by complete strangers:
"Are you going to have an epidural or go natural?
"You're not drinking alcohol, are you?"
"Have you tried ginger for...