Florida Hospital DeLand is one of three hospitals in the state testing an experimental anti-venom for coral snake bites. The brightly colored snake rarely bites, but just a drop of its venom is a lethal dose.
Dr. Gustavo Quintana walks out of a modest, two-floor apartment building in southern Bogota. Inside his black doctor's bag are vials containing anesthesia and muscle relaxants, a syringe and a rubber tourniquet. The man known in Colombia as Dr. Death has just ended the life of his 234th patient: a...
text goes here
The pilot of a medical helicopter that crashed in Colorado on Friday has died, but a flight paramedic and flight nurse aboard the crash are being treated at Denver-area hospitals and are expected to survive.
Losses from underpriced policies mean some people buying health insurance for the coming year will be paying as much as 47% more.
The power of placebos is well-known. But placebos are now being tested as an actual treatment for a very real disorder—the crushing fatigue that often follows cancer treatment, even years later. And the participants will know they're taking placebos.
Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, founder and CEO of Culver City, Calif.-based NantHealth, which seeks to use big data to deliver personalized medicine, explains how NantHealth will work with researchers, clinicians and payers to transform healthcare.
As healthcare executives continue to face new challenges and encounter new opportunities, the next generation of leadership must evolve along with the changing industry, requiring new ideas and approaches in all sectors. Today's young executives are already proving they are up to the task.
MRIs, CT scans and X-rays for low back pain patients dropped by half last year at the UPMC health system in Pittsburgh after doctors started seeing reminders in the electronic health record that such tests can be unnecessary, a move inspired in part by the Choosing Wisely campaign.
The U.S. Supreme Court last week acted to keep Texas' 19 abortion clinics open, amid a legal fight that threatens to close more than half of them.
Lawmakers in Massachusetts are debating bills that seek to reduce boarding of behavioral health patients in hospital emergency departments and to keep them from being housed in correctional facilities.
Aetna has signed a nearly $35 billion deal to buy rival Humana, which would dramatically expand its Medicare Advantage business.