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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...
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...
Web Exclusive: Virus May Cause Childhood Obesity
Antibodies to an adenovirus could provoke obesity in children, perhaps in addition to poor diet and sedentary...
Less blood is really more, transfusion critics say
Long dominated by Jehovah’s Witnesses — whose faith forbids blood transfusions — bloodless surgeries...
Hospital infections: The hidden epidemic
Going to the hospital puts you in harm's way. Hospitals know this and avoid talking about it. And until now, the...
In push to detect early Alzheimer?s markers, hopes for prevention
Will Alzheimer’s disease, a terrible degenerative brain disease with no treatments and no clear guidelines for...
Chronic illnesses driving up MI’s healthcare costs
Chronic illnesses, such as asthma, diabetes and heart disease, are costing Michigan big bucks, according to a study...
Medical examiners use differing criteria to tally heat-related deaths
It's nature's stealth killer. It's not always the medical examiner's prime suspect. And the deadly toll it exacts often...
Specialists address growing geriatrics’ workload
Paul Cary used to examine up to 30 patients a day at his senior-focused internal medicine practice in Dallas &ndash...
Baylor heart hospital has lowest readmission rate in the U.S. for second straight year
Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital, for the second year in a row, had the lowest readmission rate for heart...