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Obama aministration shelves doctor ’mystery shoppers’ plan
The Obama administration said Tuesday that it had shelved plans for a survey in which "mystery shoppers" posing as...
What happened to the family doctor?
Primary-care doctors take care of the young, the old and the in-between; the sick, the well and the dying. Ideally...
US alters rule on paying for end-of-life planning
The Obama administration, reversing course, will revise a Medicare regulation to delete references to end-of-life...
Tampa Bay hospitals ring in the new year by going tobacco-free
Hospitals around the Tampa Bay region are ringing in 2011 with a healthy resolution long in the works: extinguishing...
The case for putting genomic medicine to work
Cardiologist Eric Topol, director of Scripps Translational Science Institute in La Jolla, is a leading advocate of...
Doctors and hospitals team up for payment reform
Across Texas, hospital systems are scooping up physician groups and solo practitioners, scrambling to create the kinds...
2,000 attend free health clinic at DC convention center
Back from the wilds of Virginia, where he hunts black bears with a bow and arrow and squirrels with a shotgun, John...
The hospital’s growing role as care coordinator
Hospitals aren't known for making house calls. Once patients get their discharge papers, they take their chances with a...
Bill that would offer free malpractice coverage faces hurdles
  House lawmakers moving legislation to lure physicians to medically underserved areas are hoping the politics...
Florida doctors to consider splitting ties with AMA over healthcare reform
The Florida Medical Association is scheduled to consider the issue at its annual meeting next month. The House of...