| Mar 21, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Two nurses and Rush SurgiCenter have been fined by a state agency for violating radiation protection regulations after an investigation found that the nurses operated X-ray equipment they were not supposed to use.
By Illinois law, radiologic equipment...
| Feb 17, 2012
Laurie Linke is due for a screening mammogram, but she might not get one anytime soon. After filling out forms that qualified her for a state program for uninsured women, she was placed on a waiting list.
Linke was counting on getting a free mammogram...
| Feb 11, 2012
Six years ago, Oklahoma took away the medical license of a physician over sexual misconduct. A managed care organization in that state took emergency action to suspend the doctor's clinical privileges, and New York also revoked the doctor's license to...
| Jan 6, 2012
When Carla Clark's cellphone rang, she assumed the news was bad. The phone number displayed on the caller ID belonged to the probation officer for her daughter, Melissa.
It was the last Tuesday of December, the day Melissa was scheduled to be taken...
| Jan 4, 2012
A smile revealing rows of healthy white teeth spreads across 8-year-old Maria McCarthy's face.
Confident and poised, the Skokie girl smiles easily. But five years ago, when she arrived as a foster child at the home of Michael and Ana McCarthy, her baby...
| Dec 28, 2011
At one time, Florencia Cano was so depressed her younger sister would put food in her mouth to coax her to eat.
Eight years later, she is determined to stop the closing of the North Side mental health center where she received the counseling she...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 2:06 PM
-The tightfisted state budget enacted by Gov. Dannel Malloy last spring has meant an official portrait of his predecessor, M. Jodi Rell, has yet to grace the state library in Hartford. The Stamford Advocate found that Connecticut still pays up to $40,...
| Dec 15, 2011
Banking on worries over rising health costs in the U.S., government and hospital officials in Mexico City are courting Chicagoans searching for affordable medical care.
On Wednesday, about a dozen Chicago health professionals and several others...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Veterans memorials: Responding to a rash of thefts of plaques from veterans memorials, Congressman Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) has introduced legislation to make the theft a federal crime....
| Dec 1, 2011
Living at home is no longer a safe option for Anna Vitko, who has been in and out of the hospital at least six times since June.
She's unsteady on her feet and has battled numerous health problems, including diabetes, congestive heart failure and chronic...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 12:59 PM
Here's a chilling indicator of how nasty Connecticut's recession has been: the number of people living in poverty in the past three years increased in Bloomfield, Bridgeport, Norwalk, Shelton, Stamford, Wethersfield and Windham.
That's according to a new...