| Oct 3, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Community residents can get a free flu shot at one of three Fast & Free Flu Shot events sponsored by Centra Care and Get Healthy Florida. No appointment is necessary and shots are available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last at the...
| Feb 6, 2011
| 4:05 PM
For almost four months, doctors and nurses at Advocate Christ Medical Center cared for the young Mexican laborer who had fallen from a roof and lost the ability to speak, breathe or move most parts of his body.
But Quelino Ojeda Jimenez was in the U.S....
| Nov 30, 2011
More than 11 years ago, at age 89, Mary Cipolla, of Roselle, went through surgery for a rare type of pancreatic cancer, a "Hail Mary" procedure that removed parts of her stomach, pancreas, bile duct, gallbladder and small intestine — and saved her...
| Dec 3, 2011
| 7:23 PM
Shortly after Mitt Romney resigned from Bain Capital in 1999 to run the Olympics in Salt Lake City, potential investors received a prospectus touting the extraordinary profits earned by the private equity firm that Romney controlled for 15 years....
| Dec 11, 2011
The day after hip surgery, my father asked me to bring him a frozen coffee and something sweet the next morning. I returned to the hospital with a Frappuccino and a doughnut, one or both of which nearly killed him.
He began choking and then turned...
| Jan 2, 2012
| 6:01 PM
Campus sex assaults
A 14-month examination into the handling of sexual assault cases on Midwestern campuses prompted two federal investigations and sweeping changes to how universities and prosecutors respond to reports.
In November, the U.S. Department...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 1:59 PM
Medicaid enrollment in Virginia has jumped by almost 50 percent in the last 10 years — despite the state having some of the strictest eligibility criteria in the nation for the federal/state health program. Paying for it takes up a major chunk of...
| Dec 27, 2011
Gregory Jones had been at Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center less than an hour when he turned a sheet into a noose and committed suicide.
His body hung from the door of an observation room for 14 minutes before anyone cut him down.
"I don't want...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 12:09 PM
Finding the right medical expert can be one of the most frustrating aspects of health care. Osteopathic physicians are medical doctors (M.D.s), for example, but not all M.D.s are osteopathic physicians. Meanwhile, all dietitians are nutritionists, but not...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 12:29 PM
The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a homicide after a 21-year-old woman was found dead with a gunshot wound on the west side Monday night.
IMPD officers responded to the Port O’ Call Apartments, located in the 5700...
| Sep 15, 2011
Melissa Clark sat wide-eyed and agitated in a visiting room at Cook County Jail's Cermak Hospital, rocking her right leg so vigorously that her entire body shook.
Why can't you bail me out? she repeatedly pleaded to her mother.
Carla Clark leaned...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 3:28 PM
In a meeting with the Daily Press editorial board Wednesday, Gov. Bob McDonnell answered questions about his proposed budget and priorities in the upcoming legislative session. He also aired his views on health care and its funding. These are some...