Healthcare executives are already making news for donating to candidates in the 2016 presidential race. One of them has outspent Donald Trump.
Baltimore-area orthopedic surgeon Dr. Lew Schon has another item to add to his 58-page curriculum vitae: Singing in front of 40,000 rock fans at Boston's Fenway Park.
A cardiologist who worked at a Chicago-area Veterans Affairs hospital says the facility had a yearlong backlog of unread heart tests.
Americans well remember how black people had to ride in the back of the bus and drink from separate water fountains before civil rights laws were passed. But most don't know that African Americans often could not receive treatment in the same hospitals and physicians' offices as white people.
Several of the country's largest physician organizations are collaborating to address the recent rise in drug-overdose deaths that are due, in part, to the increased use of prescription opioid painkillers.
A judge has thrown out a lawsuit against the state of California by three terminally ill residents seeking doctor-prescribed fatal medication.
The UT Southwestern Medical Center is on a roll. Last year, it expanded its presence in the fast-growing Dallas market by opening an $800 million hospital complex. President Dr. Daniel Podolsky discusses the system's expansion plans and technology's role in process improvement.
Efforts to pay physicians for quality outcomes face challenges—such as complex compensation models, poor alignment of goals and lack of clearly defined measures—that can result in failed efforts. Thus, adoption of pay-for-quality programs for physicians has lagged.
Thousands of women have experienced problems with the Essure birth control device. They claim these side effects were not disclosed to them by the manufacturer or their doctors, and that their complaints have been dismissed for years by the device manufacturer, physicians and the federal government.
Medical schools around the country have experienced an enrollment bump this decade, but those increases could be offset by a shortage of residency positions, experts say.
Colleagues of Dr. Kjell Lindgren say his medical skills are out of this world. And they're right—literally. Lindgren, board certified in emergency and aerospace medicine, was one of three astronauts who flew into space last week.
In another setback for California advocates of medical aid in dying, a California Superior Court judge indicated Friday he would dismiss a case challenging the state's law against the practice, also known as physician-assisted suicide.