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Scott sisters to leave prison Friday, kidney transplant awaits
After 16 years in prison and countless pleas for their release, two sisters who have pledged to share a kidney will...
Nurse accuses hospital employees of posting Facebook photos of sedated patients
A former nurse is seeking more than $15 million from a Tyler hospital alleging she was fired after complaining about...
Doctor will Skype you now:More MDs use Web for house calls
Web camera doctors' appointments have their benefits and their drawbacks. Free online video-chat services let doctors...
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...
2 million Medicare beneficiaries aren't getting discounted drugs
More than 2 million Medicare beneficiaries have failed to sign up for a program that could save them thousands of...
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...
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...
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...
Hollywood-style special effects give girl new ear
Facial prosthetics ---made to counter damage from cancer, trauma, birth defects --- haven't gained the attention of...

Book: Reducing Readmissions: A Blueprint for Improving Care Transitions
As the healthcare industry implements reforms that will penalize hospitals for readmissions deemed unnecessary, it’s...
Book: The Healthcare Executive's Guide to Urgent Care Centers and Freestanding EDs
One in five Americans lacks adequate access to primary care physicians and even those patients with insurance and a...