| Oct 21, 2014
| 1:56 PM
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...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 5:19 PM
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?
| Oct 20, 2014
| 4:14 PM
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...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 5:30 PM
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.
| Oct 14, 2014
| 9:19 PM
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...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 11:42 AM
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...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 8:25 AM
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...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 4:33 AM
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...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 1:13 PM
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...
| Oct 1, 2014
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.