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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...
MedPAC urges closer look at costs for MRIs, CT scans
A 17-member independent advisory group has urged Congress to get tough on doctors who order too many diagnostic...
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...
OIG to monitor Medicare, Medicaid IT upgrades, incentives
As the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services prepares to upgrade its computer systems and begins to award...
Doctors question journal articles
Over the last decade, a small group of prominent surgeons from around the country has been enlisted by medical...
Onsite medical imaging equipment concerns researchers
Owning or leasing medical equipment was more likely to occur at larger group practices with more than 50 physicians...
Web Exclusive: Wireless technology could slash healthcare costs
After an endocrinologist in Walnut Creek, California, diagnosed a middle-aged male patient with hypertension, she put...
Web Exclusive: GPOs Driving Up Hospitals' Medical Device Costs, Say Manufacturers
Fed up with what they say are supplier kickbacks to group purchasing organizations, the Medical Device Manufacturers...
J&J recalls hip replacement implant
More than two years after the Food and Drug Administration began receiving complaints about the failure of a hip...
Gadgets to keep new hospital free from infection
One of the United Kingdom's newest hospitals has been showing off the latest technology to keep hospitals clean...