| 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...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 10:49 PM
South Dakota State University's plan to offer a nursing program in Aberdeen won't impede on Presentation College, which has been the only nursing program in town for years, officials said.
"We're proud of what we do, and we have been here for years....
| Dec 27, 2011
Gregory Jones had been at Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center less than an hour when he turned a sheet into a noose and committed suicide.
His body hung from the door of an observation room for 14 minutes before anyone cut him down.
"I don't want...
| Dec 26, 2011
| 5:39 PM
The state nursing board plans to review Mountain State University’s accreditation after the school lost four nursing faculty members.
The West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses placed Mountain State’s nursing...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 7:43 AM
Two years ago, Connie Fettig knew that a time would come when a difficult decision would need to be made.
Fettig’s aunt, Zelda Gilman, was 98 years old and living at an assisted living center in Petoskey. But Fettig knew it wouldn’t be...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 9:00 AM
Almost immediately after birth, Layla, 7 pounds 4 ounces, lay draped on her father's bare chest in the delivery room at Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital in Newport News. "It was a little bit different. I thought it was pretty nice," says William...
| Jan 15, 2012
In 2009, I wrote a column titled “Should we be afraid of the dark?” It was a story about a doctor’s dilemma in keeping patients alive, after the quality of life is gone, only for them to suffer more.
A few days after I wrote this...
| Jan 14, 2012
| 6:07 AM
The University of Illinois president's former chief of staff on Friday denied sending two controversial anonymous emails, even through a report issued just minutes earlier determined they came from her laptop, while it was in her possession.
| Jan 1, 2012
Lisa Staley joined the HPG Windows and Doors team in Hagerstown as service manager.
She is responsible for enhancing and managing all aspects of customer service for HPG.
Staley joins the HPG team with more than 20 years of experience in...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 7:34 AM
Laughter erupts from a room tucked away at Independence Village in Petoskey.
Inside — three women, all seniors — take turns stepping up to the tee as part of the assisted living center’s Wii bowling league.
In another part of the...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 12:09 PM
Finding the right medical expert can be one of the most frustrating aspects of health care. Osteopathic physicians are medical doctors (M.D.s), for example, but not all M.D.s are osteopathic physicians. Meanwhile, all dietitians are nutritionists, but not...