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  • What makes hospital patients turn violent?

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – It's common for patients to come into a hospital with injuries, but too often they're the ones inflicting injury on nurses, technicians and security guards, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed incident...
  • Your medical record is worth more to hackers than your credit card

    Your medical record is worth more to hackers than your credit card
    Your medical information is worth 10 times more than your credit card number on the black market. Last month, the FBI warned healthcare providers to guard against cyber attacks after one of the largest U.S. hospital operators, Community Health Systems...
  • Third Ebola patient treated in the U.S. free from virus: doctors

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - The third U.S. patient to be treated in the United States for Ebola is now free of the virus, doctors at the Nebraska Medical Center and the patient said in a news conference on Thursday. "The CDC has declared me safe and free of...
  • How to help ensure you die on your own terms

    How to help ensure you die on your own terms
    Earlier this year, Gary Spivack and his sister Betsy Goodkin lost their mother to cancer. Between her first diagnosis and her death in April, her children say, their mother was determined to overcome her illness. "She was a very stubborn and proud...
  • Primary care providers can handle hepatitis C prescriptions [Commentary]

    Primary care providers can handle hepatitis C prescriptions [Commentary]
    The release of an extremely costly medicine (sofosbuvir) for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C illustrates a great number of dilemmas facing health care policy in America: how to appropriately manage our financial resources in caring for populations,...
  • A new look at why surgical rates vary

    WASHINGTON Several years ago, a California study showed that a half-dozen elective surgeries were being performed far more often in Humboldt County than they were in the rest of the state. The procedures included hip and knee replacements,...
  • What sickening surprise awaits hospital patients?

    The following editorial appeared in the Kansas City Star on Tuesday, Sept. 23: You're in the hospital, mending from surgery, and a friendly doctor shows up to ask how you're doing. You shouldn't have to wonder if that doctor is on rounds for the...
  • Employers and their workings are in the dark about health-care prices

    Health-care providers and insurance companies do not have to reveal their negotiated prices, frustrating everyone trying to control medical costs. At a hearing to discuss the rising costs of health-care benefits for employees of Miami-Dade County in...
  • Lawsuits say Bangor loan agency really Ponzi scheme

    Lawsuits say Bangor loan agency really Ponzi scheme
    Shortly after Bill Shaw Jr. stepped into a West Virginia gas station, his life was suddenly and irreversibly altered. The union ironworker was working as a welder on an interstate highway bridge project in December 2004 and had stopped to have his...
  • Planned Parenthood 'office visit' via app gets you birth control

    SEATTLE "Isn't there an app for that?" Turns out there is, if what you're after is birth control or a test for a sexually transmitted infection. In the latest example of fast-growing "telemedicine," video conferencing that virtually extends medical...
  • New study shows that the savings from 'tort reform' are mythical

    New study shows that the savings from 'tort reform' are mythical
    "Tort reform," which is usually billed as the answer to "frivolous malpractice lawsuits," has been a central plank in the Republican program for healthcare reform for decades.  The notion has lived on despite copious evidence that that the so-called...