| Feb 2, 2012
| 4:36 PM
By Jim Saunders, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — The Senate's chief health-budget writer likely will propose $390 million in general-revenue cuts to health and human-services programs, though nursing homes and developmental-disability...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 2:56 PM
A 56-year-old Gambrills podiatrist was sentenced to more than four years in prison Wednesday for fraudulently billing Medicare $1.1 million over three years, according to the Maryland U.S. Attorney's Office.
The scheme marked the second time Larry...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Community residents can get a free flu shot at one of three Fast & Free Flu Shot events sponsored by Centra Care and Get Healthy Florida. No appointment is necessary and shots are available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last at the...
| Feb 6, 2011
| 4:05 PM
For almost four months, doctors and nurses at Advocate Christ Medical Center cared for the young Mexican laborer who had fallen from a roof and lost the ability to speak, breathe or move most parts of his body.
But Quelino Ojeda Jimenez was in the U.S....
| Nov 30, 2011
More than 11 years ago, at age 89, Mary Cipolla, of Roselle, went through surgery for a rare type of pancreatic cancer, a "Hail Mary" procedure that removed parts of her stomach, pancreas, bile duct, gallbladder and small intestine — and saved her...
| Dec 3, 2011
| 7:23 PM
Shortly after Mitt Romney resigned from Bain Capital in 1999 to run the Olympics in Salt Lake City, potential investors received a prospectus touting the extraordinary profits earned by the private equity firm that Romney controlled for 15 years....
| Dec 11, 2011
The day after hip surgery, my father asked me to bring him a frozen coffee and something sweet the next morning. I returned to the hospital with a Frappuccino and a doughnut, one or both of which nearly killed him.
He began choking and then turned...
| Dec 14, 2011
"I could show you case after case," said Dr. Neil S. Wenger. "I could bet you million-to-1 odds these patients would not want to be in this situation."
He was talking about patients in critical condition who are "attached to machines, being kept alive"...
| Dec 24, 2011
| 4:59 PM
Many parents braved the malls to find their children this year's must-have toy or the hottest gadget.
But gifts come in many forms.
My suggestion to parents is that they take steps in the months ahead to improve their finances in a way that will...
| Jan 2, 2012
| 6:01 PM
Campus sex assaults
A 14-month examination into the handling of sexual assault cases on Midwestern campuses prompted two federal investigations and sweeping changes to how universities and prosecutors respond to reports.
In November, the U.S. Department...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 1:59 PM
Medicaid enrollment in Virginia has jumped by almost 50 percent in the last 10 years — despite the state having some of the strictest eligibility criteria in the nation for the federal/state health program. Paying for it takes up a major chunk of...