| Jan 31, 2013
| 2:08 PM
A Southern California surgery center charged teacher Lynne Nielsen $87,500 for a routine, 20-minute knee operation that normally costs about $3,000.
Despite the huge markup, the Long Beach Unified School District and its insurer, Blue Shield of...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 4:26 PM
David Joyner will remain Penn State's acting athletic director through the end of President Rodney Erickson's term, the university announced Monday. The university will conduct a national search following Erickson's term, which ends in June 2014. The...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 1:06 PM
Time — as in hours spent writhing in pain, drawing labored breaths or trying to soothe a fevered child — is the latest front in the competitive battle among area hospitals.
Given the notoriously long waits in the nation's emergency rooms,...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 11:11 AM
A partial fix may mean total freedom. When it comes to knee replacement, sometimes less is more.
George Kleinfeld, knee replacement patient: "Pain, it's primarily the pain issue. It hurts to walk or climb stairs."
Tired of letting his knee pain hold him...
| Apr 1, 2012
SOUTH BEND — Mayor Pete Buttigieg said Saturday evening that demoting the city’s police chief, Darryl Boykins, is the “toughest decision” he has faced since taking office at the beginning of the year.
It’s also a decision...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 11:57 AM
You may think, if a doctor prescribes a medical treatment, it's been thoroughly tested. For one type of treatment, however, you would be dead wrong. A Consumer Reports' investigation found medical devices -- like defibrillators, joint replacements,...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 3:37 PM
Police in the Westchester, NY suburb of Mamaroneck has charged a mother with an unthinkable crime: killing her four year old son.
And police are now faced with exploring this as a pre-meditated murder. The evidence found strewn across 46 year old...
| May 24, 2012
| 10:44 AM
Patrick Morton's recovery from major knee surgery is nothing short of miraculous. Morton tore the ACL in his left knee in practice last season.
He had surgery in November. Three months later, he was 100% recovered.
Morton said he got his inspiration...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 6:41 AM
Millennium Financial Group
MIDDLETOWN, Md. — Bryan Bates recently was hired as a mortgage loan officer at Millennium Financial Group Inc., doing business as Mlend.
Bates will be focused on refinance and home purchase lending in the Allegany,...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 7:32 PM
It's not something schools test for any longer. And straightening out the problem can be tricky. A simple screening you can do at home may help.
Meghan Falconer, scoliosis patient: "I love swimming. I've been doing it since I was four."
In the water she...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 11:52 AM
Douglas Mark Reckner has been chosen by the Somerset Lions Club as the student of the month for November.
Reckner, the son of Mark and Becky Reckner of Somerset, is a senior in the advanced placement and college preparatory course at Somerset Area...
| Oct 21, 2012
| 4:41 PM
A record number of people turned out Sunday for an annual dinner that local joint surgeon Dr. Ralph Salvagno holds for his patients, a gesture patients said is unheard of in the medical field.
Salvagno said he offers the dinner free to his patients to...