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  • Same surgery, different price: Patient gets $15,000 bill second time

    Same surgery, different price: Patient gets $15,000 bill second time
    It would be nice if Americans could declare independence from loony medical bills. But that day isn't here.
  • Hospital's healthcare fee causes nothing but headaches

    The arthritis in Jill Smith's knees can make walking unbearable. So she receives injections of an expensive pain medicine called Orthovisc once or twice a year. It's not that Smith, 58, of Pacific Palisades, has problems with the $200 fee that her...

    Mystery hospital fee

    David Lazarus' column on the mysterious $546 fee charged by St. John's Health Center to an orthopedic patient draws attention to a major source of confusion and frustration for patients of this clinic. ("Hospital's healthcare fee causes nothing but...

    Hysterectomy risk

    Hysterectomy risk
    Women who have their healthy ovaries removed when they have a hysterectomy face a higher risk of death, including death from coronary heart disease and lung cancer, than women who keep their ovaries, according to new research. The finding, from a study...

    Harve Presnell dies at 75; commanding baritone in Broadway musicals

    Harve Presnell, the commanding baritone who starred in such Broadway musicals as "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" and "Annie," died of pancreatic cancer Tuesday at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, according to his agent, Gregg Klein. The actor was...