| 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...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 4:23 PM
Lehigh Valley Health Network physician Alex Rosenau this weekend assumed the presidency of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He took over the position at the college's annual meeting in Seattle. Rosenau was elected to the board in 2006 and...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 6:30 AM
The doctor convicted of killing Michael Jackson was released from jail Monday after serving nearly two years of a four-year sentence.
Conrad Murray was released from a downtown Los Angeles jail at 12:01 a.m., according to the sheriff's office. A change...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 2:29 PM
At age 34, Kirsten Stanley was living a healthy, active lifestyle and was hoping to start a family with her husband. In August of 2010, she felt a pea-sized bump in her left breast. “Given that there was absolutely no family history of breast...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 5:44 PM
Unusually large and scaly lesions on a heroin user treated in McHenry County have led a doctor to believe his patient might have injected the "flesh-eating" drug krokodil.
This follows a Joliet physician's announcement last week that he has treated five...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Congress seems to be focusing its austerity efforts on America's most vulnerable citizens, including those who need help feeding their families. Meanwhile, large food subsidies that benefit the most affluent Americans aren't even on the table.
| Oct 5, 2013
| 6:58 PM
Would the Dodgers really risk an end to their season without letting Clayton Kershaw pitch one more time?
Kershaw threw a bullpen session Saturday at Dodger Stadium, keeping open the possibility of him starting Monday in Game 4 of a National League...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 5:56 PM
The Food and Drug Administration has laid out a roadmap for greater strictures on the prescribing and dispensing of hydrocodone and analgesics that contain it. The move is the latest in a chain of actions taken by the FDA and other agencies to address a...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 12:51 PM
Jeffrey F. Ritter, a physician's assistant who was recalled for his bedside manner and willingness to listen, died Friday of cardiac arrest related to kidney disease at Hanover Hospital in Pennsylvania. The former Westminster resident was 55.
| Oct 22, 2013
| 4:12 PM
The British Medical Journal has issued a clarion call to all who want to ward off heart disease: Forget the statins and bring back the bacon (or at least the full-fat yogurt). Saturated fat is not the widow-maker it's been made out to be, writes British...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 2:05 AM
Women with dense breast tissue will now get an extra warning about cancer. Dense breast tissue, while common in women, can make it harder to detect breast cancer. A new state law requires doctors to send women with dense breast tissue a special letter...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 1:32 PM
Demolition of the Spinning Wheel restaurant on Ogden Avenue is slated to begin this fall to make way for a $48 million cancer center to be operated by Adventist Hinsdale and Adventist Lagrange hospitals.
The two-story Hinsdale Adventist Cancer Institute...