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  • Bolingbrook doctor charged with dispensing drugs illegally, Medicare fraud

    Bolingbrook doctor charged with dispensing drugs illegally, Medicare fraud
    A southwest suburban doctor has been charged with dispensing prescription medications illegally and fraudulently billing Medicare, according to federal authorities. Sathish Narayanappa Babu, 47, of Bolingbrook, was arrested Wednesday by federal agents...
  • Coming soon: more ways to get to know your doctor

    Coming soon: more ways to get to know your doctor
    This week, the federal government is planning to release a massive database capable of providing patients with much more information about their doctors. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the government agency that runs Medicare, plans...
  • Henry Waxman, the 'tougher than a boiled owl' congressman

    Most members of the House of Representatives have a "wall of fame" in their office — meant-to-impress photographs of the often obscure incumbent with presidents, senators and hometown sports heroes. Henry Waxman's wall has bills, dozens of them...
  • Fugitive Medicare scammer may be hiding in L.A. area, authorities say

    Fugitive Medicare scammer may be hiding in L.A. area, authorities say
    Federal investigators say one of Medicare's most wanted fugitives, who was convicted in a $20-million fraud case, may be hiding out in the Los Angeles area. Authorities say Nuritsa Grigoryan fled last month after being found guilty for her role at a...
  • Ambulances: Basic info about a service you may take for granted

     Ambulances: Basic info about a service you may take for granted
    Few of us expect to find ourselves riding in the back of an ambulance, yet in 2012 nearly 600,000 people in Los Angeles County were transported to hospital emergency rooms. And that's just in response to 911 calls. But how does it work? Where do they...
  • Cancer Treatment Centers moving headquarters to Florida

    Cancer Treatment Centers moving headquarters to Florida
    Cancer Treatment Centers of America, the five-hospital network of cancer specialty centers, said it is moving its headquarters to Florida from Schaumburg in part to take advantage of the Sunshine State’s more “favorable business climate.&...
  • How to protect yourself from identity theft

    After the massive security breach at Target during the holidays, it's time to sit up and pay attention to the scourge of identity theft. There is no single way to protect your coveted identity, but there are plenty of best practices to employ to keep...
  • Another misguided GOP attack on Obamacare

    Another misguided GOP attack on Obamacare
    Ever since the housing market collapse, nothing stokes the flames of public outrage quite like the phrase "government bailout." It's become the condemnation of choice for both parties when faced with a policy they don't like. Lately, conservatives have...
  • New report directs blame in S.F. hospital patient's stairwell death

    New report directs blame in S.F. hospital patient's stairwell death
    The San Francisco hospital where a patient disappeared last year, only to be found dead 17 days later in a exterior stairwell, should share in the blame with the sheriff's department for "systemic" failures that led to the death, according to new report....
  • U.S. lawmakers reach accord on paying doctors for Medicare

    U.S. lawmakers reach accord on paying doctors for Medicare
    WASHINGTON — In a rare bipartisan agreement, congressional leaders have settled on a plan to fix Medicare's system for paying physicians, potentially ending years of uncertainty that often held up fees for doctors who care for the nation's senior...
  • Number of disabled federal workers hired reaches 32-year high

    Number of disabled federal workers hired reaches 32-year high
    With her seeing-eye dog by her side, Denna Lambert works to help ensure that up-and-coming scientists and engineers with disabilities can see a future at NASA. Lambert, the disability program manager at Goddard Space Flight Center, said she is...