| Oct 11, 2013
| 2:58 PM
A federal government shutdown is keeping doctor groups, elected officials and the state's attorney general from getting answers about UnitedHealthcare's decision to cut its doctor network next year for Medicare Advantage patients in Connecticut.
| 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...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 6:28 PM
If you don't know much about Obamacare other than most people must have health insurance or pay a penalty, you're not alone.
The president's grand undertaking is as confusing as it is controversial. And that makes it a perfect opportunity for con...
| Oct 9, 2013
I recently wrote a column about Regnal Jones, the executive director of a wildly successful program that has helped nearly 5,000 students from underrepresented racial and socioeconomic groups enter health professions.
Jones said that he no longer...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 9:27 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. gay-rights movement has achieved many victories in recent years — on marriage, military service and other fronts. Yet one vestige of an earlier, more wary era remains firmly in place: the 30-year-old nationwide ban...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The American Medical Association’s House of Delegates voted this week to declare obesity a disease. The vote effectively diagnoses a third of U.S. adults and 17 percent of children with a medical condition that needs treatment. The designation makes...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 8:38 AM
How far will tanners go to keep that orange glow? To indoor tanning beds – even if they are skin cancer patients.
Despite the documented harmful effects of indoor tanning, 1 in 7 skin cancer patients continue to tan after being diagnosed with...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 12:35 PM
When Blake Lynch went to donate blood last spring, hoping to help a friend with sickle-cell anemia, he was turned away.
Not because he is feeble. Or sick. But because he's gay.
"I was embarrassed. It's a very personal question on this questionnaire...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 6:25 PM
Five organizations in Pennsylvania that serve low-income families, mentally ill people and groups that traditionally lack health insurance will split $2.7 million to hire "navigators" to explain Obamacare insurance to consumers.
The recipients include...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 6:16 PM
Imagine the government ordering millions of new customers to buy from your industry — and giving them money to make purchases.
Now imagine that the government won't tell you how many new customers you'll have, how you'll get paid and that you...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 4:26 PM
A list on a news and opinion website that ranked Hagerstown among the 15 worst cities to have a baby is rankling local leaders, who called the survey flawed and meaningless.
They aren’t alone.
Sean Mussenden, a lecturer at the University of...