| Dec 11, 2013
| 3:55 PM
The sun inched towards the horizon setting the sky ablaze in ribbons of pink and orange above the waters of Hampton Roads before slowly slipping out of sight. As she soaked up the view from the fifth floor suite at The Chamberlin on Fort Monroe, Eva...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 11:36 AM
The Schuylkill County criminal case against a woman charged with assisting a suicide keeps getting stickier.
Barbara Mancini, a registered nurse living in Philadelphia, was in Pottsville to care for her dying father at his home and gave him, at his...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 3:51 PM
Nearly 1 in 5 patients in a hospital's intensive care unit gets care and treatment judged by the physician in charge to be ineffective, needlessly aggressive or pointless given the patient's dire state, a new study says. And the financial costs of that...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 2:50 PM
A Cook County judge denied bail Saturday for an Oak Park man accused of fatally shooting another man in June in the Austin neighborhood.
Craig Bryan, of the 400 block of West Washington Boulevard in the west suburb, was arrested Friday afternoon in...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 1:22 PM
Probably nothing causes members of Congress more unease than having to talk about death. It’s only been four years since healthcare reform became more about whether President Obama wanted to throw mama from a train via “death panels”...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 9:04 PM
Since the deaths of three close relatives in the past three years, 8-year-old Taylor Green has had her rough moments. Sometimes, she has acted withdrawn, sadder than usual or standoffish.
Taylor's mother, unsure how to help, sent the girl to a children'...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 11:27 AM
The aspirin tablets in the bottle were of various colors and the little boy thought they were candy, so he helped himself.
When I saw the empty bottle I called the base hospital at Beale Air Force Base in California, where I was stationed, and was...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Every house is a reflection of its owner. Some owners are just a bit more complicated than others. Tim Tattu is still settling into his new house, designed by Los Angeles architect Tom Marble in the steep hills overlooking the Silver Lake Reservoir. It is...
| May 3, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Thirty four clinicians and seven care teams recently received awards at Lehigh Valley Health Network's Friends of Nursing Celebration. The program was attended by more than 725 colleagues and community members at SteelStacks in Bethlehem. The awards are...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 2:49 PM
I was amazed to hear a car recently crashed into a medical marijuana dispensary on 19th Street ("Driver held after SUV crashes into dispensary," July 4). The amazing part of this story is that in October 2011 the City Council of Costa Mesa called in the...
| Jun 11, 2013
At age 87, Stanley R. Ballou Jr. had multiple medical conditions and required nursing home care. He endured several infections and associated emergency hospitalizations. "Each time he lost a little more ground. There were more and more heroics on each...
| Jun 9, 2013
The new emphasis on patient-centered care, prompted by the Affordable Care Act, is having a spill-over effect. More and more people are documenting what type of medical care they want and don't want through advance directives.
"I call them life-planning...