November 23, 2011 Plumbers and emergency room doctors have plenty of business come Thanksgiving. An ER doctor has some useful tips for steering clear of her and her colleagues over the holiday.
November 16, 2011 When a California hospital closes its emergency room, many residents may feel the effect. And according to a new report, hospitals whose patients tend to be black or on Medicaid are more likely to shut down their ERs than others.
November 15, 2011 A survey finds 42 percent of hospitals offer at least one type of complementary or alternative medicine treatment. Those hospitals that offer the options cite patient demand as the top reason. Clinical effectiveness is the No. 2 reason.
October 19, 2011 A decline in the admission of Medicare patients to hospitals for treatment of heart failure saves at least $4.1 billion a year, a new study finds. Better treatment of coronary artery disease and high blood pressure may help explain the decline.
September 26, 2011 Most big children's hospitals are nonprofits, but you wouldn't know that looking at the bottom lines of many of them. They're pouring billions of dollars into new buildings, adding beds and equipment and staff at the same time Washington, the states and employers grapple with health care spending.
August 23, 2011 In just five years hospitals and doctors across the country have made remarkable progress in speeding up treatment. The median time for patients to get a potentially life-saving treatment dropped to 64 minutes in 2010 from 96 minutes in 2005.
August 12, 2011 The Captain Morgan technique was used by doctors fix hip dislocation in 12 patients, according to a study. The captain's pose turns out to be a good way for doctors to apply force to the hip without having to crawl up on the patient's gurney.
August 11, 2011 Making CT scans safer should start with simple step of figuring out how much radiation you actually need to get the job done, researchers say.
July 26, 2011 HCA Holdings, the biggest for-profit hospital chain in the U.S., reported lower earnings than expected in the latest quarter due mainly to a decline in surgical cases.