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  • The worst news in healthcare is the increasing number angry physicians!

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    March 13, 2014 | 6:33 pm

    The worst news in healthcare is not antibiotic resistance, drug-drug interactions, hospital acquired infections, lack of communication between systems of medical records, and certainly not the alarming rate of obesity in our youth. 

    The worst news is the increasing number of...

  • Hi, I’m MRSA ‘Superbug’

    By Steve Greenberg

    December 20, 2013 | 2:16 pm

  • 404: Healthcare not found

    By Steve Greenberg

    November 8, 2013 | 1:31 pm

  • Obama administration warns: Gov’t shutdown undermining Iran sanctions

    October 15, 2013 | 11:50 am

    Is the U.S. government shutdown undermining the sanctions that helped bring Iran to Geneva this week for talks aimed at ending the standoff over its nuclear program?

    Top administration officials have been emphatically making the case that it is.

    Wendy Sherman, the third-ranked...

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  • Jewish Republicans caught in party shutdown crossfire

    October 8, 2013 | 5:39 pm

    The first lawmaker to speak at a closed-door Capitol Hill confab convened by the Republican Jewish Coalition’s women’s affiliate was, naturally enough, a woman. So was the second.

    Against the background of the current federal budget battle, that’s about all that united Sen. Kelly...

  • Deadlocked Congress brings U.S. gov’t to edge of shutdown

    September 30, 2013 | 11:37 am

    The U.S. Congress, still in partisan deadlock on Monday over Republican efforts to halt President Barack Obama's healthcare reforms, was on the verge of shutting down most of the U.S. government starting on Tuesday morning.

    With the law funding thousands of routine government...

  • Marie Curie Helps Patients with Metastatic Prostate Cancer

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    July 19, 2013 | 1:37 pm

    Anytime you or I feel particularly content with our achievements, we would be well advised to review the biography of Marie Curie. We would then quickly realize that we are unambitious mediocrities who should be much more productive. The magnitude of her accomplishments is...

  • The American College of Physicians Releases Prostate Screening Guidelines

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    April 19, 2013 | 6:48 am

    My regular readers have been following the controversy about prostate cancer screening for some time. The controversy boils down to the following question. Should healthy men be routinely tested for prostate cancer? The most recent chapter in the controversy was written last year...

  • The Two Schools of Healthcare

    By Shmully Schwartz

    March 13, 2013 | 12:19 pm

    Medicare, Obamacare, Paul Ryan and President Obama are going head to head on the budget, and they are refusing to budge on entitlements. 

    Is it November?  No. I just checked my calendar and it's March 13, 2013.  President Obama was inaugurated in January and the elections...

  • Healthcare That You Should Avoid, part 2

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    February 22, 2013 | 2:33 pm

    16% of all spending in the US is on healthcare. About half of that is spent by federal, state, and local governments, and the other half is spent by the private sector. In 1970 about 7% of all spending was for healthcare. Total annual spending on healthcare per person has increased...

  • Amid conflict, Israel’s hospitals treat Gazan patients

    November 20, 2012 | 10:04 am

    (The Jerusalem Post) Israeli hospitals, amid the ongoing conflict, are treating dozens of patients of all ages who came to Israel from Gaza to get healthcare unavailable there, and are making provisions for accompanying persons.    

    “We at Rambam Medical Center are taking care of...

  • First presidential debate spotlights economy, health care

    October 4, 2012 | 9:02 am

    President Obama and Mitt Romney focused on revenue and spending, with an emphasis on health care, in their first presidential debate. 

    With the focus on the economy, foreign policy was mentioned only in passing as the candidates squared off Wednesday at the University of Denver.

    ...
  • Osteopaths changing the face of health care

    August 8, 2012 | 2:08 pm

    If you’re like most health consumers, you probably don’t know what osteopaths are, let alone what sort of medicine they practice. However, osteopathic doctors (DOs) and schools of osteopathic medicine are playing a little known but critical role in stemming the nation’s need for...

  • Praying over the Supreme Court’s health care decision

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 28, 2012 | 9:31 am

    As I suspect everyone knows, the big news this morning was the Supreme Court upheld Affordable Care Act as constitutional. Well, everyone except for CNN. You can read the full opinion here (PDF).

    Based on pictures and comments, it was quite the scene outside 1 First Street as...

  • U.S. Supreme Court upholds Obama healthcare law centerpiece

    June 28, 2012 | 8:54 am

    A sharply divided U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare overhaul law that requires that most Americans get insurance by 2014 or pay a financial penalty.

    “The Affordable Care Act’s requirement that certain individuals...

  • Healthcare That You Should Avoid

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    April 6, 2012 | 11:37 am

    Why wouldn’t you want an EKG every year as part of your check up? Why would you not want to be screened for prostate cancer at the age of 80 (or maybe at any age)? Why should you decline the annual chest X ray that your doctor keeps ordering? Is it because you’re eager to save...

  • Obamacare’s heated day at Supreme Court: Kagan, Ginsburg attempt to aid defense of the law

    March 27, 2012 | 1:07 pm

    The Supreme Court appeared closely divided along ideological lines during tense arguments over President Barack Obama’s healthcare law on Tuesday, with conservative justices vigorously questioning the Obama administration’s lawyer on whether Congress had the power to require people...

  • Obama backs down on contraception requirement for religious employers

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    February 10, 2012 | 10:02 am

    President Obama has faced a lot of backlash from religious groups, particularly the Catholic Church, for a mandate that religious employers provide contraception to all employees via healthcare plans. Churches were exempted, but big religious employers like universities and hospitals...

  • Baby’s parents looking for hope, help and a miracle

    August 9, 2011 | 6:38 pm

    Baby Leah tenses and contorts in her crib at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA. A visit to her in the room requires suiting up in a gown, gloves and mask to ensure she doesn’t become sick in her fragile state. Zev and Frani Esquenazi’s little girl, who is named for Princess Leia...

  • Proposed State Cuts in Funding Pose In-Home Care Threat

    March 23, 2010 | 7:07 pm

    Suzanne Heredia, 39, spends most of her days caring for her daughter. Born with cerebral palsy and congenital hydrocephalus, a condition that causes pressure within the brain due to excess fluids in the brain, Priscilla, 13, needs round-the-clock care. Heredia does everything from...

  • Kumbaya, Not Kevorkian, Will Kill Granny

    By Marty Kaplan

    August 24, 2009 | 2:21 pm

    I don’t know which is more dispiriting:  the New York Times’ failure to call Betsy McCaughey a liar, or Barack Obama’s failure to call Chuck Grassley a liar.  It’s tempting to think of both failures as cowardice, a mortal fear of being branded “liberal.”  But ironically...

  • Good to be the Chief; Get Your Challah On

    By Norma Zager

    January 25, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Good to be the Chief

    Health care veteran Tim McGlew has been named chief operating officer and vice president of operations for the Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging. The Jewish Home is the largest single-source provider of senior housing in Los Angeles.

    "With the recent...

  • Interest Increases as Deadline Nears

    By David Finnigan

    May 11, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Susie Tiffany of Beverly Hills suffers from a rare blood disorder and needs monthly infusions of blood components, which her insurance company ultimately declined to cover. She hoped the government's new prescription drug benefit would help her out because, despite her ZIP code,...