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  • New audit of VA finds 3-month waits for medical appointments

    More than 57,000 veterans have waited at least three months for an appointment at Veterans Affairs facilities, according to a new audit that sparked further outrage Monday on Capitol Hill. "It makes me sick knowing that our returned warriors are subject...
  • Doctors Embrace Old School Values In Retainer-based Medicine

    Doctors Embrace Old School Values In Retainer-based Medicine
    Like poodle skirts and the Studebaker, the days when doctors made house calls seem like throwbacks to a different era. It's hard to imagine in today's fast-paced health care system that there was ever a time when you could call your own doctors for help...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Research is underway to predict who will develop Alzheimer's, but no test available yet

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently heard on the news that there was a test that can predict Alzheimer's disease three years before it occurs. If that's true, who should be tested, and is there some way you can change the course of the disease in three years?...
  • Little Village doctor pleads guilty to fraud in kickback scheme

    Little Village doctor pleads guilty to fraud in kickback scheme
    Editor's note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Dr. Subir Maitra admitted referring patients to Sacred Heart for procedures that were medically unnecessary. In fact, Maitra pleaded guilty only to referring patients to Sacred...
  • Medicare overpays billions for office visits, evaluations

    Medicare overpays billions for office visits, evaluations
    Medicare spent $6.7 billion too much for office visits and other patient evaluations in 2010, according to a new report from the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. But in its reply to the findings, the Centers for...
  • Doctor defends taking boy into protective custody

    Doctor defends taking boy into protective custody
    A doctor from Lurie Children's Hospital told a Cook County judge today that the medical staff agreed it was best to take a 16-year-old boy into temporary protective custody amid concerns his mother wanted him heavily medicated. “We really felt...
  • Ex-Catonsville doctor charged with sexually assaulting patient in Western Md.

    Ex-Catonsville doctor charged with sexually assaulting patient in Western Md.
    The practitioner of a now-closed Catonsville laser surgery center who was convicted of raping a woman at gunpoint in 1987 was indicted by an Allegany County grand jury last week for sexually assaulting a patient behind locked doors. Dr. William Thomas...
  • VA chief Eric Shinseki pledges urgent healthcare fixes

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki called in leaders of key veterans groups Thursday and pledged to keep VA hospitals open nights and weekends if necessary to set up speedy appointments for veterans whose long waits for medical care have...
  • UnitedHealthcare To Drop 30 Doctors From Medicare Advantage Network In New Haven Area

    About 30 doctors in the New Haven area will be out of UnitedHealthcare's Medicare Advantage network starting July 1, leaving patients to find other clinicians or face higher out-of-network rates. UnitedHealthcare sent letters to an undisclosed number...
  • Vet miffed over scheduling mix-up at Allentown clinic

    The Wilkes-Barre veterans hospital and its related clinics, including Allentown, scored well in last week's report that examined whether veterans are waiting too long for medical care. That doesn't mean, though, that every veteran gets seen without...
  • Expansion of end-of-life care order awaits governor's signature

    Expansion of end-of-life care order awaits governor's signature
    When it comes to where people in the U.S. die, there has for years been a gap between what people want and what usually happens. Most Americans would rather die at home. But only one third actually do, according to the Centers for Disease Control and...