| Sep 8, 2013
| 4:12 PM
Riverside's Center for Excellence in Aging and Lifelong Health in Williamsburg is seeking volunteers for the Phase 3 trial — the final stage before government approval — of a vaccine to use against a virulent bacterium that attacks the...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 6:20 AM
Dr. Eric Whitaker, a close friend of President Barack Obama, acknowledged that he is cooperating with federal authorities working on a $433,000 kickback scheme at the state public health agency he once led, but he said he was not involved in the alleged...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 9:23 PM
The slate of Democratic candidates for Northampton County Council, helmed by executive candidate John Callahan, announced a plan Thursday to host annual senior expos to promote the services available to seniors. Callahan, Christen Borso, Ron Heckman,...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 4:30 PM
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, almost 70 percent of individuals 65 and older will need some type of long-term care. Unfortunately, most families don't have sufficient assets or insurance to cover the cost of this care.
| Jan 1, 2014
| 2:30 AM
About 10 years ago, when Donna Braley was 79, her family started to notice that she was having trouble doing the things she'd always loved to do -- crocheting, cooking, doing crossword puzzles. Because her children lived in different states, it took a...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 6:10 AM
A federal magistrate is scheduled to mediate talks Friday between the family of 13-year-old Jahi McMath and the Oakland hospital where the brain-dead girl continues to be kept on a ventilator per a court order.
Each side is slated to present its case to...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Q: My grandmother is in a nursing home, and every time we visit her she begs us to come more often. I know she's probably lonely, but she lives two hours away and it's just not possible for us to get down there very much. What else can we do for her? --...
| Jan 6, 2014
Brain death needs a new name, some doctors and bioethicists say. Perhaps it should be called "death via cessation of brain function." Then, perhaps, the public might better understand that it's not just a serious coma or a severe brain injury or a...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 4:18 PM
An unqualified executive at an Owings Mills medical firm allegedly reviewed X-rays and other tests, potentially endangering patients, according to court documents filed by federal authorities.
The allegations were laid out in the documents by the FBI,...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 2:00 AM
Margaret Pearson doesn't ask the Almighty why violence stole two of her children.
"I never ask God that," she said. "Never."
She relied on her faith to endure the murder of her daughter, who was strangled in a hospital room in 1982 while she was being...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 4:47 PM
When paramedics found 8-year-old Gizell Davis on the floor of her bedridden father's blood-spattered room, they saw wounds arching across her cold body, according to Cook County prosecutors.
Davis' grandmother was charged soon after with the...