| Dec 5, 2010
Eileen Hagarty can no longer walk or manipulate her right hand. Next year, her doctor says, she'll probably begin gasping for breath as paralysis climbs up her torso.
Hagarty, 60, has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a disease she dreaded above all...
| Jan 24, 2011
Until Bryan Le Blanc's 93-year-old mother died earlier this month, she had spent the last four years of her life in the Alzheimer's unit at Maryhaven Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in north suburban Glenview.
Over the last two years, Le Blanc saw...
| Feb 2, 2011
Reducing costly readmissions to hospitals is the goal of an initiative being rolled out this year by Illinois' largest health insurer and the state's hospital lobby.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois and the Illinois Hospital Association said...
| Aug 23, 2010
Prior to 1950, surgery was the major cancer treatment method, and the role of a nurse was often limited to inpatient care of the hospitalized surgical patient.
It was not until the 1970s that major advances occurred in cancer treatment and the field of...
| Oct 15, 2010
If you're caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's, you're in plenty of company. Nearly 11 million people take care of the 5.3 million Americans with the disease, a number that's expected to grow to almost 16 million by 2050, according to the Alzheimer's...
| Sep 14, 2010
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| Sep 20, 2010
About this time last year, voters and politicians were consumed by the rumor — fanned by healthcare overhaul opponents — that the legislation would establish "death panels" of government bureaucrats who could "pull the plug on Grandma" if...
| Feb 11, 2011
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Panhandle Home Health announces the appointment of Dr. Andrea Allen to the Professional Advisory Committee.
She joins other health care professionals to provide professional guidance to Panhandle Home Health (PHHI) concerning professional issues.
| Jun 22, 2011
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Q. British author Sir Terry Pratchett recently presented a BBC documentary called “Choosing To Die,” about assisted suicide. Pratchett, the bestselling author of the “Discworld” series of fantasy novels, was diagnosed with...
| Oct 20, 2011
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Kyle R. Allen, DO, was recently appointed director of geriatric medicine services at Riverside Health System in Newport News. Before joining Riverside, Allen spent 17 years at Summa Health System in Ohio where his research focused on chronic illness...
| Jul 17, 2011
In the first decade of the 1900s, a Spanish couple boarded a ship in Malaga and sailed to Hawaii to work in the sugar cane fields. They later continued to California, opened a small grocery store an hour east of San Francisco and raised six children,...
| Mar 2, 2011
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-JAN. 30, 2011
ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Glenn Alden Jeffrey, 89, of River Ridge Drive, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at the John F. Keever Solace Center.
A native of Mount Carmel, Pa., he was a son of the late Clayton and Florence Zimmerman Jeffrey.