| Feb 12, 2014
The 2014 FTI Great Charity Challenge that took place at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center Feb. 1 promised to be record breaking - and it was.
This year's event gave away $2.25 million to 34 Palm Beach County nonprofits, which was more than...
| Feb 10, 2014
Army Maj. Gen. Richard W. Thomas, newly assigned as chief medical officer and director of healthcare operations for the new Defense Health Agency (DHA), acknowledges that some TRICARE patients and their civilian physicians face lab fee challenges that the...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Hartford HealthCare social workers Charmain Ali and Hillary Keller, who work on behalf of cancer patients at Hartford Hospital, have been awarded the first-ever Advocacy Award from the Connecticut Sports Foundation.
"We are extremely proud of Charmain...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 9:00 PM
A parent's cancer diagnosis can be terrifying for children.
But there's help: a new therapeutic program open to all South Florida kids at Boca Raton Regional Hospital's Eugene M. and Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute.
Launched in November, the...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 5:20 AM
SANTA ANA, Calif. Hollie Young is trapped in a health care twilight zone that has vexed and confounded her since the beginning of the year.
Two weeks ago, Young's exasperation gave way to fear. That's when she found two new lumps on her breast and...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 7:56 AM
(The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a
columnist for Reuters.)
By Anya Schiffrin
Feb 13 (Reuters) - When my father, the editor and writer
Andre Schiffrin, was diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer
last spring, my family assumed we...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 1:36 PM
Practicing yoga for at least three hours a week for three months reduced the fatigue and inflammation in breast cancer survivors, compared with survivors who did no yoga, researchers reported.
And the more yoga, the greater the change, the researchers,...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 3:20 PM
On Monday, Jan. 20, Americans will commemmorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., through special school programs and community events and celebrations. We asked several local community leaders to share their favorite reads on the...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 1:36 PM
There's one strict rule in the Smith household — no fewer than 12 hugs a day.
And Walter and Barbara are only too happy to adhere to this self-imposed dictum.
The couple, both 83, rarely leave their cheerful Newport Beach home without their...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 10:24 AM
It's hard to predict exactly what news will grab the headlines in Hinsdale and Elmhurst in 2014, but some stories are sure to make news. Here's a look at some of the issues on tap for the new year:
Push for preserving historic houses
| Dec 29, 2013
Dr. Carolyn Kirschner believes helping women is not just her job, it's her calling.
"I take care of women with female cancers, and it's difficult for them, but it's a privilege for me to be able to walk the journey with these women," said Kirschner, a...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 5:30 AM
ATLANTA — Ric Reitz makes movies. He helped bankroll the Matt Damon thriller "Contagion," Clint Eastwood's "Trouble With the Curve" and the Robert Downey comedy "Due Date."
Reitz, an energetic 58-year-old, doesn't hang out at the Polo Lounge, red-...