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  • Hospitals Defend 'Facility Fees' At State Hearing

    HARTFORD — More and more consumers have felt the sting of hospital "facility fees" in recent years, but hospital executives said Wednesday that they need to recoup losses from the free care they provide to the uninsured and from the under-funded...
  • Orlando Health buys 5 radiology centers

    Orlando Health and a radiology practice group have teamed up to purchase Boston Diagnostic Imaging, an Orlando-based outpatient diagnostic center with five locations in Central Florida. The hospital system and Medical Center Radiology Group, which is...
  • North Hollywood's IPC on leading edge of 'hospitalist' specialty

    In 1996, the term "hospitalist" was coined in an article in the New England Journal of Medicine that described the growing medical specialty of doctors and other healthcare professionals devoted to caring for patients in hospitals. In 1995, a doctor...
  • Congress authorizes $577 billion in defense spending

    Congress authorizes $577 billion in defense spending
    Congress approved an annual defense policy bill on Friday that authorizes American training for Iraqi and Syrian forces fighting Islamic State rebels and sets overall defense spending at $577 billion, including $64 billion for wars abroad. The Senate...
  • Peninsula Health District giving flu shots on Wednesday; appointments required

    Peninsula Health District giving flu shots on Wednesday; appointments required
    - The Peninsula Health District is offering the seasonal influenza (flu) vaccine by appointment on Wednesday, Nov.4 from 8:15 am to 3:30 pm at the Peninsula Health Center, 416 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News. The cost of the flu shot is $30.  The...
  • Mr. Waxman leaves Washington

    It was a Republican who once paid Democrat Henry Waxman the rough compliment of being "tougher than a boiled owl." Many of the big things Waxman helped to make into law in his four decades in Congress took bipartisan work, the kind that has all but...
  • Calling all canines: Annual dog show to raise money for humane society

    Calling all canines: Annual dog show to raise money for humane society
    The Humane Society of Lake County 11th Annual WestMuttster Dog Show is Sunday in Ferran Park in downtown Eustis. Competition is open for adults and children and their canines in various categories, including Best Kisser, Best Trick, Best Costume,...
  • William R. Burfeind Jr.: Lung cancer screening for heavy smokers saves lives

    William R. Burfeind Jr.: Lung cancer screening for heavy smokers saves lives
    Chances are you know someone who has died from lung cancer. That loss might have been prevented if proposed Medicare coverage of screening for heavy smokers had been in place. Screening those at greatest risk of developing the disease could save tens of...
  • Obama's last chance to save his legacy

    Obama's last chance to save his legacy
    The mutiny started in West Virginia, and within four hours, Republicans had seized control of the U.S. Senate from President Barack Obama's Democratic Party. Ouch. Watching a national referendum on, well, himself unfold Tuesday night, Barack Obama saw...
  • Kerrey and Danforth: Don't wait another 20 years to fix Social Security

    A lot can happen in 20 years. And yet sometimes you look back and find that for all the apparent change, you are not very far from where you started. We have had that feeling lately as we look back on the work we did as co-chairs of the 1994...
  • Flu shots available at Peninsula Health District without appointment

    Flu shots available at Peninsula Health District without appointment
    The Peninsula Health District is offering the seasonal influenza (flu) vaccine on a walk-in basis as of Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 2 to 4 p.m., 416 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News. No appointment is needed. The cost of the...