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Spine experts repudiate Medtronic studies
In an extraordinary move, a group of spine specialists are publicly repudiating the research of other experts that...
The time is now for ACOs, former CMS administrator says
With the prohibitive and rising cost of healthcare, there has never been a greater need for accountable care...
Radiation should follow a mastectomy for advanced cancer, but often doesn't
Radiation after a mastectomy for advanced breast cancer is part of the standard treatment guidelines. But more than a...
Web Exclusive: Rates of Early Elective Births 'Disturbing,' Says Watchdog Group
 Hospitals should work to reduce rates of potentially harmful labor induction before the 39th week of pregnancy...
Study linking vaccine to autism was fraud, Lancet reports
The first study to link a childhood vaccine to autism was based on doctored information about the children involved...
Simple blood test to reveal cancer at low levels
Harvard University medical researchers are developing a new test to make monitoring cancer in patients easier and...
A bid to expand eligibility for weight-loss surgery
A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel last month recommended allowing doctors to use the Lap-Band, a less...
FDA actions prompt hope, angst for chronic fatigue syndrome patients
Since the first cases of chronic disease syndrome in the United States were identified in the 1980s, scientists have...
Analysis illustrates big gap between Medicare taxes and benefits
An updated financial analysis shows that the amount workers have paid does not come close to covering the full value...
Tech turns hospitals into concert halls, diseases into songs
What if, instead of an operating room cluttered with electronic beeps and tones, it were just filled with music? If...