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  • VA is critical to medicine and vets

    VA is critical to medicine and vets
    During preparation for my confirmation as secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA), I was repeatedly asked, "Why doesn't VA just hand out vouchers allowing veterans to get care wherever they want?" For a department recovering from serious issues involving...
  • Endorsement video: Why you should vote no on Prop. 46

    Endorsement video: Why you should vote no on Prop. 46
    Proposition 46 is the pupu platter of ballot measures, proposing major changes in three laws related to patient safety. One provision would more than quadruple the cap on “pain and suffering” awards in medical malpractice cases, raising it...
  • Some U.S. hospitals weigh withholding care to Ebola patients

    CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Ebola crisis is forcing the American healthcare system to consider the previously unthinkable: withholding some medical interventions because they are too dangerous to doctors and nurses and unlikely to help a patient. U....
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Effective treatment for knee bursitis depends on underlying cause

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What's the most effective way to treat knee bursitis? I've had it for months and the pain is worsening, but I've heard that even after treatment it can come back. Is there a way to prevent it in the future? ANSWER: Bursitis is a term...
  • To prevent Ebola in America, quarantine travelers at entry

    To prevent Ebola in America, quarantine travelers at entry
    We have always been thought of as America's medical safety net, and we are that. As emergency physicians, we man the fort 24-7, 365 days a year, and along with our nursing and emergency medical services colleagues, we are willing, able and happy to...
  • Ebola crisis testing Dallas hospital

    DALLAS Even before the crisis, problems had begun to appear on the horizon for one of the Dallas area's proudest institutions. Hospital campuses run like gleaming cruise liners, mammoth operations made up of a thousand fine-tuned parts, but on the good...
  • Medical costs up to 20% higher at hospital-owned physician groups, study finds

    Medical costs up to 20% higher at hospital-owned physician groups, study finds
    Raising fresh questions about healthcare consolidation, a new study shows hospital ownership of physician groups in California led to 10% to 20% higher costs overall for patient care. The UC Berkeley research, published Tuesday in the Journal of the...
  • 4 Chicago hospitals will handle Ebola; nurses call for hazmat protection

    4 Chicago hospitals will handle Ebola; nurses call for hazmat protection
    Four Chicago hospitals will treat potential Ebola patients, and federal officials announced more strict guidelines for handling those cases, even as a nurses union continued to push Tuesday for additional measures. City officials confirmed that Rush...
  • Ebola cases in Germany test plans made long ago for other diseases

    BERLIN Back on March 26, just days after global health officials determined that a rash of deaths along the borders of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia was the result of the deadly Zaire strain of the Ebola virus, the Klinikum St. Georg in Leipzig...
  • Study: Medical costs up to 20% higher with hospital-owned physician groups

    Study: Medical costs up to 20% higher with hospital-owned physician groups
    Raising fresh questions about healthcare consolidation, a new study shows hospital ownership of physician groups in California led to 10% to 20% higher costs overall. The UC Berkeley research, published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical...
  • Ebola patient Ashoka Mukpo is now virus-free; Nina Pham improving

    American journalist Ashoka Mukpo no longer has Ebola, health officials announced Tuesday. Earlier in the day, Texas nurse and Ebola patient Nina Pham's condition was upgraded to "good" from "fair," and Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced the opening of a...