A kidney transplanted in error led to a halt of USC University Hospital's transplant program.
February 18, 2011 The mistake at USC University Hospital appears to have happened when two kidneys from different donors got mixed up. The transplant program has been halted while the problems are investigated and corrected.
February 17, 2011 A look at doctors on Twitter found about half their tweets had something to do with health or medicine. About 3 percent of their tweets were found to be unprofessional, according to a new analysis.
February 3, 2011 While more women are choosing medicine as a career, there's a pretty big gender gap in starting salaries, researchers have found. The explanation used to be that women entered less lucrative specialties, but that's not the case anymore.
If you're interested in health care prices, you might make a few calls.
September 28, 2010 Most people don't check prices for health care before getting a diagnosis or treatment. Those who do prefer calling doctors' offices, a survey conducted for NPR finds. Overall, the prices quoted in advance were accurate.
August 14, 2009 On today's Planet Money, a look at one of the biggest challenges in health care: most of us patients are like drivers going to a mechanic. We don't know enough to know what we don't know, so we have to rely on someone else's judgment.
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December 13, 2007 Do you have an appointment with Dr. Google?
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