Physician Quality Reporting Initiative represents a significant step toward public reporting and pay for performance.
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The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday examined the "many online services popping up to help consumers take a more active role in their medical care ...
Hospitals, health clinics and rescue teams in a number of states have begun to use picture boards to communicate with patients who cannot speak English.
The group Cures Without Cloning has filed with the Missouri Secretary of State changes in the language of its proposal seeking to modify a Missouri constitutional amendment that protects human embryonic stem cell research.
In an extensive analysis of clinical trials known as a meta-analysis, the CYPHER Sirolimus-eluting Coronary Stent was associated with significantly lower risks of blood clots.
Scientists have developed a new method of capturing a complete genome-wide screening of blood vessel cells in their actual disease state.
Findings underscore importance of training physicians in the proper selection of patients, proper implantation technique.
OrbusNeich announced that post-marketing data from patient subsets of a global registry support the use of Genous Bio-engineered R stent as an alternative to drug-eluting stents.
Health Canada is advising Canadians to immediately stop using all WJD Pro ice hockey goaltender helmets and WJD Pro 'Cat Eye' face protectors supplied with these helmets.
CMS issued final regulations prohibiting physicians from referring Medicare patients for certain items, services and tests provided by businesses in which they or their immediate family members have a financial interest.
Some companies are marketing knee implants designed for women because they comprise about 60% of implants and because women live longer and are more likely to be overweight or obese than men.
President Bush should take action to recover from hospitals the "billions of dollars in overpayments that never should have been made in the first place" for treatment of preventable conditions acquired when patients were receiving care, Ken Connor, chair of the Center for a Just Society, writes in a Washington Times opinion piece.
Three broadcast programs recently reported on the health care system in New Orleans.
Philadelphia Inquirer examined a new rule from CMS that will deny reimbursements to hospitals for preventable conditions that develop while patients are in their care.
White men in California live an average of seven years longer than black men, and white women in the state live an average of five years longer than black women.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital believes surgical robotics can improve on operative outcomes and dramatically reduce recovery time for certain forms of gynecologic malignancies.
Archus Orthopedics has completed first human implants of TFAS-LS system, representing the first ever facet joint replacement procedures done at the lumbosacral spinal level.Lumbosacral Facet Replacement
Archus Orthopedics has successfully completed the first human implants of its new TFAS-LS system, representing the first ever facet joint replacement procedures done at the lumbosacral spinal level.
The cases were performed in Europe by Dr. Scott Webb from the Florida Spine Institute, assisted by Dr. Radu Prejbeanu and Dr. Ioan Branea.
Report raises concerns about safety of existing public limits that regulate how much EMF is allowable from power lines, cell phones.
Wisconsin Assembly-approved state budget would reduce access to cancer screening and birth control because it eliminates state funding for privately owned family planning clinics.
Long Island Newsday examined a new rule from CMS that will deny reimbursements to hospitals for preventable errors that occur while patients are in their care.
Problems with medical care and other services have continued in the New Orleans area in the two years since Hurricane Katrina.
FDA has given clearance to Angiotech Pharmaceuticals to begin marketing the Hemo-Stream chronic dialysis catheter.
FDA announced important changes in the warfarin label (also known as Coumadin), recommending that a lower initial Coumadin dose should be considered for patients with certain genetic variations.
FDA approved Evithrom (human thrombin), a blood-clotting protein used to help control bleeding during surgery.
Embryonic stem cell research would exclude Missourians with common chromosomal abnormalities like Down, Klinefelter and Turner syndromes from its definition of "human."
A new report summarizes how Californians across the state view the major health care reform proposals being debated by state lawmakers in the final weeks of the legislative session.
Black family reunions are becoming a platform in which to promote disease prevention and healthy living, and the trend is supported by some of the nation's leading health agencies and advocacy groups, the Washington Post reports. Blacks have higher rates of several chronic illnesses and diseases, such as hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and HIV/AIDS, than other groups.
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