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  • Study: Medical costs up to 20% higher with hospital-owned physician groups

    Study: Medical costs up to 20% higher with hospital-owned physician groups
    Raising fresh questions about healthcare consolidation, a new study shows hospital ownership of physician groups in California led to 10% to 20% higher costs overall. The UC Berkeley research, published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical...
  • Supplements safe after FDA recall? Don't count on it

    Supplements safe after FDA recall? Don't count on it
    When the Food & Drug Administration recalls your "all natural" dietary supplement for containing prescription pharmaceuticals, you may think that ensures a rapid restoration of the misbranded product to its wholesome natural state, right? Wrong, says...
  • In Washington, even Ebola and politics mix

    To the editor: Let me see if I have the latest action in Washington on Ebola straight. ("White House names Ebola czar as it steps up response," Oct. 17) Earlier this month a man infected with the Ebola virus came to Dallas; he eventually died in a...
  • Health: A New Face On Medical Care

    Health: A New Face On Medical Care
    Robots bathing patients, storefront medical clinics and nurses conducting procedures once done by doctors. The future of health care is bound to include practices that might surprise us today but will be commonplace 50 years from now. When hasn't that...
  • O'Malley seeks to allay fears after Ebola patient arrives in Maryland

    O'Malley seeks to allay fears after Ebola patient arrives in Maryland
    President Barack Obama appointed an "Ebola czar" Friday to lead the nation's response to the deadly virus, as Gov. Martin O'Malley sought to allay the public's fears after an infected Texas nurse was brought to Bethesda for treatment. Meanwhile, Johns...
  • UCLA study offers hope on emergency room crowding

    UCLA study offers hope on emergency room crowding
    A new UCLA study has found that while people enrolled in low-cost, government-run health plans visit emergency rooms at high rates soon after becoming insured, the number falls dramatically within a year. That's good news, said study author and UCLA...
  • Get tougher on antibiotic use in animals [Commentary]

    Get tougher on antibiotic use in animals [Commentary]
    Science tells us that the overuse of antibiotics is leading to "super bugs," bacteria that are increasingly difficult if not impossible to kill with antibiotics. The biggest users — and arguably abusers — of antibiotics are large-scale...
  • Payments to doctors from drug companies, device makers revealed

    Payments to doctors from drug companies, device makers revealed
    Late last year, medical device maker Zimmer Holdings Inc. made two large payments to Dr. Andrew N. Pollak, chair of the University of Maryland Medical System's orthopedics department. The payments, one for $47,225 and the other for $45,902, were...
  • Advances in breast reconstruction after cancer

    Advances in breast reconstruction after cancer
    When Mary Casterline was diagnosed with invasive carcinoma of the breast in mid-April, she knew she was fortunate. Her cancer was very treatable and she had a lot of options for both treatment and beyond. Casterline's doctors explained that she had...
  • Study: More breast cancer patients should keep their healthy breasts

    Study: More breast cancer patients should keep their healthy breasts
    Too many women with breast cancer are sacrificing too many healthy breasts for too little benefit, new research suggests. After learning that they have an early stage cancer in one breast, some women decide to remove not only the affected breast but the...
  • Obamacare Sunshine Act sheds light on $3.5B paid to doctors

     Obamacare Sunshine Act sheds light on $3.5B paid to doctors
    U.S. doctors and teaching hospitals received nearly $3.5 billion from pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers over the last five months of 2013, according to a partial set of data released Tuesday by the federal government. The data...