| Apr 28, 2012
| 11:28 AM
Especially during this time of year, children are exposed to many infectious diseases, and may come home with a fever. This is not a reason to cause extreme worry as not all fevers call for immediate treatment.
Fever is one of the most common reasons for...
| May 1, 2012
| 1:44 PM
When it comes to family vacations, flying with children is likely one of the largest logistical dragons you'll slay. From toddler tantrums and teen boredom to infant ear pain and stroller storage, the list of potential issues is long indeed. I talked to...
| May 9, 2012
| 4:24 PM
SOUTH BEND -- The location probably sounds a little counterintuitive.
But the new Medpoint Express convenient care clinic located inside
Memorial Hospital is actually seeing more patients after 30 days than
the clinics located inside retail stores....
| May 14, 2012
Regardless of the weather, ear health is ongoing concern for many parents. While ear infections might be more common in the winter months, they can also occur in warmer weather, or residual issues might cause problems throughout the year.
| Jun 30, 2012
| 4:02 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision on Thursday to uphold President Obama's health insurance mandate will expand coverage to many uninsured Americans, but its effect on area hospitals remains unclear.
Len LaBella, president of Verdugo Hills Hospital, is...
| Jul 28, 2010
As Congress debated the healthcare bill, many critics lamented it would do little to transform a system in which doctors and hospitals bounce patients around in an uncoordinated, costly, sometimes tragic process.
But something unexpected has happened...
| Aug 11, 2010
| 10:44 AM
Some more about my family’s vacation in Nassau.
There was no luggage inspection by the customs service when we landed at the Nassau Airport, or on our arrival in Miami. Maybe it was just too late for the people there to be bothered with us, or we...
| Sep 1, 2010
| 11:07 PM
LOS ANGELES -- Oscar winning actor Michael Douglas has revealed he is battling stage four throat cancer, but says his doctors give him an 80% chance of survival.
Stage four cancer is defined as a cancer that has spread to other parts of the body.
| Jan 30, 2011
| 8:17 PM
A new urgent-care clinic is up and running in downtown Hagerstown just steps from the former hospital site.
The Downtown Urgent Care clinic at 324 E. Antietam St. opened Dec. 27 and provides walk-in care for minor medical problems like sprains, earaches,...
| Jan 16, 2011
| 12:51 AM
El Centro resident Maria Rodriguez has seen state budget problems bleed into her personal life.
Because of financial issues, her family had to go on MediCal, the state’s health insurance program, a few years ago, she said.
And changes to the...
| Jan 11, 2011
| 6:01 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Oscar winning actor Michael Douglas has revealed that his tumor is gone and that he believes he has beaten Stage 4 throat cancer.
"It's been a wild, six-month ride," Douglas told NBC's Matt Lauer in a taped interview -- his first since...