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  • Obama administration unveils plan to shift Medicare payments, rewarding quality vs. quantity

    Medicare will change the way it pays hospitals and doctors to reward quality over volume, the Obama administration said Monday, in a shift that officials hope will be a catalyst for the nation's $3 trillion health care system. "It is in our common...
  • 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,...
  • Consumer Reports: The truth behind the hype of weight-loss shortcuts

    Admit it: When it comes to weight loss, we all want a shortcut, anything easier than good old-fashioned diet and exercise, says ShopSmart, the shopping magazine from the publisher of Consumer Reports. And thanks to medical advances, lots of tempting...
  • Aspirin Benefits Debated And Discussed

    Aspirin is one of the oldest drugs out there. And yet researchers are still learning what it can — and cannot — do. It's clear that daily aspirin can be beneficial for people who have had a heart attack or an ischemic stroke. Scores of...
  • On Roe vs. Wade's birthday, an unscientific attempt to limit abortion rights

    On Roe vs. Wade's birthday, an unscientific attempt to limit abortion rights
    On Thursday, the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark ruling in Roe vs. Wade, the House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on a bill to ban abortions at 20 weeks. The bill is expected to pass the House and may pass the Senate as well,...
  • California measles outbreak expands to 51 cases; more likely

    California measles outbreak expands to 51 cases; more likely
    The measles outbreak centered in California is rapidly expanding, with officials now confirming 51 cases of the illness -- nearly double the number reported Tuesday -- and warning that more people will probably fall sick with the highly contagious virus....
  • Disneyland measles: Rapid spread concerns health officials

    Disneyland measles: Rapid spread concerns health officials
    The measles outbreak that began at Disneyland during the holiday season is now spreading beyond people who contracted the disease at the theme park, with those patients now exposing others after returning to their hometowns, health officials said...
  • Contest aims to have college students solve medication compliance dilemma

    Contest aims to have college students solve medication compliance dilemma
    If only people would take their meds as prescribed, a multitude of ailments would disappear. Non-compliance with doctors' orders is one of the major issues in medical care. January marks the launch of the fourth annual Medication Adherence Team...
  • Weight Loss Goals Achieved Through Slow And Steady Work

    Weight Loss Goals Achieved Through Slow And Steady Work
    Wouldn't it be nice if we could wave a magic wand and lose however much weight we want. Our clothes would always fit. We wouldn't have to spend so much time in the gym and we could simply enjoy what we eat instead of having to watch it. The truth is you...
  • Study: Weight-loss surgery can extend life of extremely obese

    SEATTLE Extremely obese people who have weight-loss surgery are likely to live longer than those who don't, even if the patients are older men with multiple health problems, a new study by Seattle's Group Health researchers and others finds. Overall, the...
  • Study: Tighter control of type 1 diabetes leads to greater life expectancy

    PITTSBURGH People with type 1 diabetes who intensively control their blood glucose soon after diagnosis are likely to live longer than those who do not, according to a study published online Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association....