NIH announces leadership shake-up at renowned research hospital | National Public Radio
The National Institutes of Health is overhauling the leadership of its world-renowned Clinical Center, after an independent task force found the center was putting research ahead of patient safety.
Judge allows Boston Children's $1 billion project to move forward | Boston Business Journal
A superior court judge has given Boston Children's Hospital the green light to advance construction that will displace a memorial garden on its property. The move effectively denies an effort seeking a court injunction that would have halted ongoing work.
Adversaries in a bitter legal tug-of-war over health insurance coverage are both applauding a judge's recent ruling in an ongoing civil case. The judge dismissed half of the claims lodged by St. Peter's University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J., against Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield late last week.
Immigrant doctors tapped to provide care in small Arizona communities | Arizona Public Media
Finding a good doctor in a small town or rural community can be a hard task, and the federal government has sought a creative solution to the complicated problem by drawing from a pool of foreign medical students in the U.S. on a short-term, non-immigrant visa.
Highmark offering mobile doctor's office to some patients | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
For those who have problems getting to the doctor's office, health insurer Highmark is bringing the doctor's office to them. Highmark took the wraps off a tractor trailer turned into doctor's office, which will be used to bring medical care to members who have government-subsidized coverage and transportation issues.
Ohio House approves 'life-altering' medical marijuana bill | Columbus (Ohio) Business First
Medical marijuana is one step closer to legality in Ohio. The Ohio House of Representatives approved House Bill 523 on Tuesday, assenting to growing public acceptance for legalizing the drug for limited, medicinal uses with a 70 to 25 vote. It now moves to the Ohio Senate.
There's a new trend in the world of healthcare. An increasing number of patients on California's Central Coast are receiving notices from their primary care physicians about an extra bill. Doctors are calling it a management or administrative fee and it's often tacking on a couple hundred dollars for patients to pay out of pocket for their existing health coverage.