| Jan 19, 2012
| 2:54 PM
A South Side woman with multiple health issues has died after a traffic crash in the Chatham neighborhood last November, authorities said today.
Kim Ware, 41, of the 5700 block of South Indiana Avenue, was pronounced dead at 3:05 p.m. Wednesday at the...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 4:44 PM
Editor's note: This is the last in a three-part series on menopausal hormones.
Put simply, bioidentical is a marketing term, first introduced into contemporary parlance by celebrities endorsing products.
The medical community has embraced this...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 6:01 PM
"Flying Fear Free: 7 Steps to Relieving Air Travel Anxiety"
New Horizon Press, $14.95
Call it the equal-opportunity fear. Fear of flying is the second most common phobia in the United States, according to author Sandra M. Pollino, with public speaking...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 9:58 AM
Lewis Black goes from zero to peripatetic faster than almost anybody you've met, or seen.
The comedian's ire is our expectation and our treat, and in an audience before him, we relish the F-oaths delivered to Facebook, to politicians, even to us. We root...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 5:29 AM
According to a recent report, Northern Michigan Regional Hospital, now McLaren Northern Michigan, has some of the lowest complication rates for patient outcomes of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures.
The hospital was one of more than 300...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 11:47 AM
When Stan Long's doctor told him he needed prostate surgery, the unpleasant procedure bothered him less than the part of the price tag he'd be on the hook for: $15,000 for the hospital stay his Medicare plan didn't cover.
So Long, who lives in Washington...
| Mar 6, 2011
| 1:30 AM
Pulmonary embolisms - like the one affecting tennis star Serena Williams - are blood clots in the arteries of the lungs - and they often originate in the legs, traveling up to the lungs.
Experts say they're more common in those who've been confined to...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 11:00 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — New advice for pregnant women: If you're getting a C-section, special inflating boots strapped on your legs may lower the risk of a blood clot.
Hospitals already use these compression devices for other major operations, such as...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 4:02 PM
Beverly J. Rajca, who worked at a Baltimore shipyard during World War II and later was a homemaker, died Oct. 28 of thrombosis at her Mount Airy home.
She was 87.
Beverly Jones was born and raised in Cartwright, Tenn., where she graduated from...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 9:36 AM
Guitarist Cory Smoot, the GWAR member who died last month on the band's tour bus, succumbed to an attack related to a heart condition, a coroner in North Dakota determined.
"We have finalized the autopsy report and death certificate," Dr. William...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 10:57 AM
Q: I read in your newsletter that a study confirms that blood pressure readings at home are more reliable than those in the doctor's office. I've been through this and can tell you why.
Once diagnosed with hypertension, every trip to the doctor's...