| Aug 26, 2011
It can take years for people with cerebral palsy, autism, schizophrenia or Down syndrome to find trusted physicians to oversee their health. Now, families and advocates say, those medical relationships are being threatened as Illinois rolls out a new...
| Nov 23, 2011
Doctors long have cautioned patients about the consequences of uncontrolled high blood pressure, including heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure.
Now they can add cognitive decline to that list, after researchers discovered that patients with high...
| Aug 8, 2011
| 12:32 PM
Sentara has unveiled the Sentara Neurosciences Institute. A team of dedicated specialists including neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists and neuropsychologists collaborate to care for patients in over 11 subspecialties.
| Jan 25, 2012
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is alert, answering questions and following commands days after a weekend stroke that led doctors to remove part of his skull to relieve pressure caused by brain swelling, his neurosurgeon Richard Fessler said Tuesday.
| Feb 3, 2010
| 4:33 PM
A Riverside jury has awarded an Arizona couple $16.5 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit against a Southern California neurosurgeon. In Riverside Superior Court on Friday, jurors found Christopher Pham negligent in his treatment of Trent Hughes in...
| Jun 23, 2008
EVERY DAY, doctors and hospitals bring healthy babies into the world, jump-start stalled hearts and find cancer when it's still curable. The wonders of medical care, whether delivered within a sprawling urban campus or a tiny rural clinic, have become...
| Jun 30, 2008
CALIFORNIANS who use hands-free cellular devices while driving may be doing themselves a favor in the long run.
That's because scientists still can't say with certainty that placing a cellphone against the head is completely safe, especially for heavy...
| Jun 1, 2008
On a Sunday afternoon in March 1970, Dr. George Reardon photographed me in degrading, sexually provocative poses in his office at St. Francis Hospital.
It was just another day for the doctor. Afterward, he stopped at Arthur Drug on Farmington Avenue...
| Nov 13, 2006
AMERICANS more than just believe the health information they get from fictional television shows. Spurred by what they see on shows like "ER" or "The Bold and the Beautiful," surveys suggest, they take action. They go to the doctor. They tell a friend...
| Aug 27, 2008
Cuba Gooding Jr. has taken his first TV role in more than a decade, signing on to star in a movie for TNT.
Gooding will play the title role in "Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story," a biography of neurosurgeon and best-selling author Ben Carson. The...
| Feb 10, 2009
| 1:22 PM
By Ronald Reimer, M.D., Tribune Media Services Premium Health News Service
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What do you think of acupuncture as a treatment for various ailments? How does it work?
ANSWER: Acupuncture, which has been used and studied throughout the...