Jeffrey Segal and his firm, Medical Justice, are using waivers to combat what they see as unfair online reviews of doctors.
A long campaign halved the percentage of U.S. smokers. Could a similar effort succeed against the nation’s obesity epidemic?
To save money and increase quality of care for Medicare patients, the government is considering denying payment to hospitals for certain procedures.
Paul A. Offit, an infectious disease specialist, discusses the costs of not vaccinating children for fear of autism.
Michael G. Fitzsimons, head of the drug-testing program at the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, discusses preventing fallout from addicted physicians.
Art and message merged in twentieth-century posters, raising the alarm about contagions from TB to AIDS.
Ordinarily resistant to economic ills, health care this time is suffering too. Poor and uninsured patients are most at risk.
They work without employees, fancy offices or big incomes. But back-to-basics doctors cite one elusive perk: satisfaction.
Will consumers continue to have the power to question a drug’s safety?
Emergency room jam-ups threaten patients, inflate costs and disrupt hospital operations. Small fixes might solve this big problem.
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