Many doctors and patients still swear by an annual visit. But this expensive habit may not be the best way to head off disease.
Hospitals around the nation have adopted ways to help alleviate delays in operating rooms.
Economist Larry Summers argues that, despite the need to limit government spending overall, health research must remain a top priority.
New avian flu work has sparked debate among researchers and security experts.
Modern emergency care finds its roots in the Army of the Potomac.
The American College of Physicians’ new ethical guidelines has its members separating prudent cost controls from ones that may adversely affect patient care.
A cholesterol test for 10-year-olds could show early signs of cardiovascular disease, yet critics warn that this could lead to unnecessary treatment.
Can doctors and hospitals collaborate to improve quality and limit costs? The accountable care organization may be their last, best chance.
Drug availability is getting worse, with essential medicines often impossible to obtain. What will it take to fix the system?
Doctors use Facebook and Twitter just like the rest of the public, but their participation brings ethical and legal risks.
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