Patients currently have to rely on trust that their doctors prescribe them the right drugs. Our new tool, Prescriber Checkup, for the first time allows patients to see how health care providers stack up with peers.
Researchers are celebrating what looks like a major step on the road to eventually finding a cure for the AIDS virus.
Based in part on surreptitious tape recordings, an FBI affidavit lays out allegations that a Sacred Heart pulmonologist kept patients too sedated to breathe on their own, then ordered unneeded tracheotomies for them -- enabling the for-profit hospital to reap revenue of as much as $160,000 per case.
A new strain of coronavirus claims another life...this time in France. A 65-year-old man who had been traveling in Dubai has died from the illness, the French health ministry said. He was the first Frenchman to fall ill from the SARS-like coronavirus. The World Health Organization says the virus, which causes coughing, fever and pneumonia, can likely be passed between humans, but only after prolonged, close contact. Out of 44 confirmed cases worldwide, 23 people have now died with most of those infected having traveled in the Middle East.
While the White House Easter Egg Hunt was saved from sequestration, other programs haven't been so lucky. Here's our guide to what's happened since the across-the-board budget cuts took effect.
A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that Indiana can’t cut off funding for Planned Parenthood just because the organization provides abortion, contrary to a 2011 law signed by Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels. That law was the first time a state denied Planned Parenthood Medicaid funds for general health services, including cancer screenings.
Minnesota's attorney general chalks up a big win for emergency room patients, particularly those needing medical treatment and cannot afford it. The NYT reports: Accretive Health, one of the nation’s largest collectors of medical debt,
Mental health advocates and members of Occupy Chicago barricaded themselves inside a mental health clinic on Woodlawn Avenue in Chicago this morning demanding that Mayor Rahm Emanuel back off of plans to close the clinic at the end of April. Emanuel’s plan was to consolidate 12 city clinics into six.