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By Editor on August 27, 2012
After three hours of difficult labor, the new mother had a vaginal injury unlike any that Dr. Michael Brown had seen before. It wasn’t life threatening, but it was uncomfortable. The obstetrician turned to his computer and searched the medical literature. Nothing relevant came up.
By Editor on August 22, 2012
Each year ReviveHealth, a hospital public relations firm in Santa Barbara, Calif., asks hospitals to name the most problematic payers. This year’s loser: WellPoint
By Editor on August 14, 2012
Alzheimer’s disease can’t be prevented or cured, and it ranks second only to cancer among diseases that people fear. Still, a study last year found that about two-thirds of respondents would want to know if they were destined to get the disease.
By Editor on July 25, 2012
Thirteen states are moving to cut Medicaid by reducing benefits, paying health providers less or tightening eligibility, even as the federal government prepares to expand the insurance program for the poor to as many as 17 million more people.
By Editor on July 18, 2012
Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he rejects the “Obamacare power grab” and will block measures expanding health insurance to millions in his state. The country’s second-biggest health insurer is betting he won’t succeed.
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By Editor on July 13, 2012
When the University of Pennsylvania Health System sought new patients for its lung transplant service last year, it turned to Facebook and Google.
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By Editor on June 28, 2012
“Fear Keeps Migrants From Getting Health Care,” brings into focus a simple fact: in today’s global world, disease does not discriminate among populations, nor recognize national borders.
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By Editor on June 26, 2012
In recent years, walk-in health clinics have become commonplace in groceries and drugstores as well as at retailers such as Wal-Mart and Target. The clinics regularly treat acute problems such as strep throat and ear infections, but many are also adding primary care and preventive services such as physical exams and chronic disease monitoring.
By Editor on June 22, 2012
They say everything is bigger in Texas, and the problem of the uninsured is no exception. The Houston metropolitan area has one of the highest rates of uninsured people in America, and a health safety net imploding under the demands of too many people and too few resources.
By Editor on June 21, 2012
The Supreme Court is expected to rule within a week on some key constitutional challenges brought by states against the 2010 health care overhaul law. The decision will have sweeping ramifications for consumers, state officials, employers and health care providers, including hospitals and doctors.
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