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Medical Procedures and Tests (INACTIVE)

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  • Testing and protesting

    MIAMI In the name of science, a company called Worldwide Primates imports monkeys from around the globe, providing them to labs across the country researching cures for deadly diseases. In the name of animal rights, an activist group called Smash HLS has...
  • Medicare data release reveals doctor payments -- but you'll have to work to make sense of them

    Medicare data release reveals doctor payments -- but you'll have to work to make sense of them
    For the first time in decades, the government has released information on Medicare payments to doctors. However, it takes some work to decipher what the numbers mean. The government noted:  "The new data set has information for over 880,000 distinct...
  • West Palm Beach doctor received huge Medicare payouts

    West Palm Beach doctor received huge Medicare payouts
    Ending decades of secrecy, Medicare is showing what the giant healthcare program for seniors pays individual doctors, and the figures reveal that more than a dozen physicians received in excess of $10 million each in 2012. The Obama administration is...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Stopping Pap smears depends on age and risk

    Q: I'm 71 years old. Do I need Pap tests at my age? A: The early detection and treatment of cervical cancer is a remarkable medical success story. After the introduction of regular screening by Pap smears, cervical cancer rates began to go down...
  • After years of fighting, federal government releases Medicare data

    After years of fighting, federal government releases Medicare data
    It's well known that America's health-care system is the most expensive in the world, and part of the reason for that is a lack of transparency. That is changing Wednesday. After refusing for decades to open the records, the federal government for the...
  • Royals are optimistic that Omar Infante won't miss much time after getting hit in the jaw by a pitch

    Royals second baseman Omar Infante avoided disaster Monday evening thanks to an involuntary act: In the instant before Tampa Bay reliever Heath Bell's 89-mph fastball collided with Infante's jaw, he opened his mouth. "If he would have had his jaws...
  • Shifting Medicare Advantage Landscape Unsettles Patients

    Robert Buccieri of Norwalk needs a life-saving kidney transplant. He has end-stage renal disease, meaning his kidneys no longer function at the level needed for day-to-day life. To qualify for a transplant and make sure he was healthy enough for the...
  • In Hawaii, a healthcare system apart

    In Hawaii, a healthcare system apart
    HONOLULU — When the giant kapok and nawa trees that tower over the Queen's Medical Center in downtown Honolulu were planted more than a century ago, Hawaii faced a health crisis. Many on the islands, including the queen who founded the hospital in...
  • $37 million settlement deal reached in Midei stent case

    $37 million settlement deal reached in Midei stent case
    The former owner of St. Joseph Medical Center has agreed to pay up to $37 million to resolve allegations that cardiologist Mark G. Midei put hundreds of patients through unnecessary heart stent procedures, according to court documents. As many as 273...
  • Years of war leave veterans facing unfamiliar challenge: the civilian workforce

    COLUMBIA, S.C. Sgt Maj. Chris Fletcher was a teenager the last time he had a civilian job. The Peachtree City, Ga., native, now 40, flipped burgers at McDonald's. He worked as a busboy at a convention center. And he was a clerk at a convenience store....
  • Researchers aim to build database of brain health

    SAN JOSE, Calif. Quick: Find the fruit! Feed the fish! List a sequence of steps, in reverse! Your online test results aren't pass-fail. You aren't graded. But your scores give valuable snapshots of your mental flexibility and memory, contributing to what...