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  • VA opens more doors to rural veterans in Virginia

     VA  opens more doors to rural veterans in Virginia
    About 5,500 veterans live on Virginia's Eastern Shore, and roughly 1,300 are receiving health care through the Hampton VA Medical Center. Keeping an appointment with a primary care doctor means driving from Accomack or Northampton counties, paying $13...
  • Medicare unveils timetable for changing how it pays doctors, hospitals

    The Obama administration outlined ambitious new goals Monday to transform the way the gargantuan Medicare program pays doctors and hospitals in the next four years, rewarding providers that achieve better outcomes for patients rather than just do more....
  • Medicare to transform how it pays doctors and hospitals

    Medicare to transform how it pays doctors and hospitals
    The Obama administration outlined ambitious new goals Monday to transform over the next four years the way that the gargantuan Medicare program pays doctors and hospitals, rewarding providers that achieve better outcomes for patients rather than those...
  • Shooting at L.A.-area clinic: Nurse wounded, patient in custody

    Shooting at L.A.-area clinic: Nurse wounded, patient in custody
    A man was arrested Monday on suspicion of shooting a nurse inside a mental health urgent care facility in Willowbrook, officials said. Vincent Heard, 20, is suspected of shooting a nurse during a medical evaluation at the Exodus Foundation for...
  • A risky cut to Medicaid

    Of all the major spending cuts Gov. Larry Hogan proposed in his budget, the easiest one for him politically may be the $160 million he's seeking to trim out of the Medicaid program. The reason is not just the cynical one, that Medicaid is a Democratic...
  • Pilot program at Lovell trains medics to care for veteran patients

    Pilot program at Lovell trains medics to care for veteran patients
    Joe Carney of Gurnee has served four tours of duty in the Middle East as a paramedic in the U.S. Army and now a new pilot program is helping him to become a physician's assistant. Carney, 32, met with Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Lake Forest, who voiced his support...
  • Is it smart to skip your annual physical?

    Is it smart to skip your annual physical?
    The poorly told truth may be the most misleading falsehood. Last year, Ezekiel Emanuel, a leading American physician, provoked national debate by suggesting that most people should not live past age 75. This month he sparked further controversy,...
  • Doctors, voting power and bears: Letters

    Doctors, voting power and bears: Letters
    Doctors leaving practice In response to Ingrid Bryant's letter to the editor on Thursday about her doctor giving up her practice: This is a problem the majority of patients with a great professional and personal relationship with their doctors will...
  • Family finances: Pay cash for your health care

    In an era of higher health insurance deductibles, rising out-of-pocket costs and shrinking provider networks, more people are taking matters into their own hands. Instead of using their health insurance for all of their care, they're going off the grid...
  • Hospitalist: Improving hospital care, efficiency adds to job appeal

    By Erinn Hutkin Suzanne Pham's most memorable experiences on the job have involved patients who enter the hospital in critical condition but recover enough to move to a rehab center or even go home. She recalled treating a 90-year-old man who'd...
  • Readers weigh in on the sad state of medical care

    I learned a lot from readers responding to last weekend's column — an ode to my beloved doctor, who opted to retire rather than wrestle with forces turning the art of medicine into the science of numbers. I won't find another Marcus Welby clone,...