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  • FAU medical school sees 35% jump in applicants

    FAU medical school sees 35% jump in applicants
    Florida Atlantic University is graduating its first class of physicians this spring, with plenty of new applicants lining up – a potential boon for a state expecting a shortage of doctors. About a quarter of Florida's physicians are over 65,...
  • Diabetes Takes Disproportionate Toll On Hispanics And Blacks

    Diabetes Takes Disproportionate Toll On Hispanics And Blacks
    Connecticut's diabetes rate ranks lower than the national average, but Hispanics and African-Americans are more than twice as likely to have the disease compared with their white neighbors and are at greater risk of dying from diabetes-related causes....
  • Wait times at Hampton VA have worsened in recent years

    Wait times at Hampton VA have worsened in recent years
    Wait times at the Hampton VA Medical Center — reportedly among the longest in the country — have been getting worse, not better, over the last five years, according to documents obtained by the Daily Press under the Freedom of Information Act....
  • How safe is your hospital? A look at California ratings

    How safe is your hospital? A look at California ratings
    Consumers might think twice about dining at a restaurant with a poor health grade posted in the window. And patient advocates say it shouldn't be any different when going to the hospital. A detailed look at performance data shows many California...
  • New managed-care rules create havoc for doctors

    New managed-care rules create havoc for doctors
    The new managed-care Medicaid system in Florida will not lower costs nor improve medical care to the patients. Instead of increasing payments to doctors and hospitals who provide direct care to Medicaid recipients, money will be diverted to middlemen in...
  • The doctor is in ... your mobile device

    The doctor is in ... your mobile device
    It was 11:45 a.m. and Dr. Christopher Bailey's laptop was chirping, indicating a patient was on the line. "Hi, this is Dr. Bailey. Can you hear me?" Yes, the female patient said, she could. She'd been violently coughing for days and was losing her...
  • Stuck waiting for the doctor? Check ratings on state physician groups

    Stuck waiting for the doctor? Check ratings on state physician groups
    Californians wanting to check up on doctors have new ratings from Consumer Reports on more than 170 physician groups statewide. The scores released this week are intended to help consumers see how different medical offices stack up on providing care and...
  • Urgent-care clinic to open in Montrose

    Urgent-care clinic to open in Montrose
    An urgent care slated to open its doors in Montrose within the next few months will be the nearest such medical facility to residents living in the foothill communities. Adventist Health will operate the urgent care at 1975 Verdugo Blvd., where four or...
  • Even with Obamacare, patients will turn to the ER

    To the editor: Given the nation's aging population and physician shortages, emergency visits will continue to increase despite Obamacare. ("Since Obamacare, L.A. County ER visits show hospitals in 'state of flux,'" Jan. 1) In addition, as millions of...
  • Doctors' call for insurance reform sets up legislative fight in Virginia

    Doctors' call for insurance reform sets up legislative fight in Virginia
    The Medical Society of Virginia called Thursday for state regulations to streamline the pre-authorization process for prescription drugs, setting up a potential legislative fight with the insurance industry. Matt Mansell, the group's director of...
  • Here's the anti-Obamacare lawsuit that just might deserve to win

    Here's the anti-Obamacare lawsuit that just might deserve to win
    Lawsuits aimed at eviscerating the Affordable Care Act have been lining up in federal courts like airliners on America's taxiways. Most are frivolous or partisan or both, and some have already been tossed. The Supreme Court on Friday will ponder whether...