A Michigan doctor already embroiled in a federal lawsuit over his involvement in a physician-owned device distributorship was accused of performing lumbar spinal fusion surgeries without actually implanting medical devices.
Abortion procedures in the U.S. reached a record low in 2011, with 730,322 abortions reported, down 4.6% from 2010, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which compiles data on the procedures.
Expanding Medicaid does not appear to have fueled healthcare employment in states that raised eligibility and accepted billions of dollars in additional federal matching funds for their programs under the healthcare reform law.
The editors of the Journal of Patient Safety found that five of 10 articles on operating room sterilization practices authored by disgraced former editor Dr. Charles Denham failed to disclose his financial conflicts of interest relevant to those articles.
Nearly half a million people signed up for health plans through the federal exchange during the first week of the open-enrollment period, and applicants were almost evenly split between those signing up for coverage through HealthCare.gov for the first time and returning customers.
An OB-GYN who is the president-elect of the New Mexico Medical Society has had his license suspended by the state's medical board for several alleged offenses, including drinking on the job and leaving a birthing mother unattended while having sex with another patient.
Healthcare stocks are attracting the big-money crowd, a sign that serious investors think there's money to be made in the sector, according to one tracker of where billionaires invest.
The Cleveland Clinic more than doubled its third-quarter operating surplus year over year, but lower investment returns hurt its bottom line, the system reported Wednesday.
The American Medical Informatics Association is asking Congress to amend a central federal healthcare privacy rule to give medical researchers access to patient records without their consent.
One of the nation's largest hospital networks said it is halting use of a power tool commonly used in gynecological surgery after the Food and Drug Administration warned it can spread cancer.
Doctors Without Borders has raised about $100 million to fight the deadly epidemic this year, $21 million of which has come from U.S. donors.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—who is slated to help decide the fate of the healthcare reform law next year—reportedly was resting comfortably Wednesday morning after having a stent placed in her heart.