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  • California's Medi-Cal explosion

    California's Medi-Cal explosion
    California is coming face to face with the reality of one of its biggest Obamacare successes: the explosion in Medi-Cal enrollment. The numbers — 2.2 million enrollees since January — surprised healthcare experts and created unforeseen...
  • Effort To Improve Health In Impoverished North End Starts In The ER

     Effort To Improve Health In Impoverished North End Starts In The ER
    Deborah Knowlin slowly limps to her kitchen table, favoring her left knee because her right one, she says, gives out frequently. Sitting down at the table, Knowlin snaps open a day-of-the-week pill box and empties Friday's contents into her right hand:...
  • Devices slice time, distance for patients via 'telemedicine'

    PITTSBURGH Concerned about a growth on his face, Mt. Lebanon, Pa., resident, Robert Johnston could have made an appointment with the dermatologist already treating him for other reasons. Instead, he snapped photos of himself and the affected area,...
  • New genetic test helps identify some mystery illnesses

    New genetic test helps identify some mystery illnesses
    William Smith's disease has grim milestones. At 2, the Gambrills triplet known as Mick couldn't walk or talk as well as his siblings. In kindergarten, he started losing language and motor skills. At 12, he needed a wheelchair and a feeding tube....
  • Nurse Sues St. Francis, Claims She Lost Job After Saving Patient's Life

     Nurse Sues St. Francis, Claims She Lost Job After Saving Patient's Life
    A nurse who worked at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center for more than 30 years is suing the hospital for $2.5 million, claiming she was forced to give up her job in 2012 for "exceeding the scope" of her authority when she tried to save a patient's...
  • Medi-Cal struggles to provide services to ever-growing clientele

    Medi-Cal struggles to provide services to ever-growing clientele
    Alisha Gutierrez, whose email address refers to her as the "tooth fairy," has spent years connecting developmentally disabled patients with specialized dental care. But when a Santa Rosa man needed a root canal on a troubled molar earlier this year, the...
  • Ohio doctor leads cervical cancer study of promising drug

    Ohio doctor leads cervical cancer study of promising drug
    An Akron physician is leading a national clinical trial with the goal of improving survival rates for cervical cancer patients worldwide. Dr. Charles Kunos, medical director of radiation oncology at Summa Akron City Hospital, is heading a National Cancer...
  • Following doctor's orders can be tough even for a doctor

    Six months before my children had wisdom teeth surgery, I met with their surgeon and was given verbal and written instructions as well as a video on pre-operative preparations. It included necessary information for administration of the children's...
  • Walgreens to open more health clinics in Texas

    Walgreens to open more health clinics in Texas
    Walgreen Co. said Wednesday it will expand its retail health clinics into the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area, part of a nationwide push to extend its health care offerings. Walgreen has expanded the clinics into stores in five new states over the past...
  • Obamacare law funds studies on better health care

     Obamacare law funds studies on better health care
    On a recent afternoon, Dr. Evan Lyon of the University of Chicago Hospitals wrapped his stethoscope around his neck, packed a blood pressure cuff and a pulse oxygen meter into his backpack, and set off to see a patient. Katie White, the patient, was not...
  • Poorly trained 'assistant physicians' aren't the answer

    To the editor: Can an untrained doctor deliver top-quality primary care after 30 days of supervision in an established practice? I had firsthand experience with partially trained internists while an Army physician during the Vietnam War. I saw some...