Health Biz News

Date Posted
Article Title
10/7/2003
Is Medical Malpractice Academic?

Where a doctor attended school may predict future suits

7/30/2003
To Err Is Human

Protect yourself against medical errors

7/29/2003
Care of Needy Falling to Nonphysicians

Study finds increase in rural areas of California, Washington

6/30/2003
Ex-CEO of Reuters Health New HealthDay President

Dan McKillen will head up news service sales and marketing

6/24/2003
Hospital Stay Wisdom

Cut costs by getting out as soon as you can

5/13/2003
Fewer People Get Health Info Online Than Thought

New study puts figure at 20 percent of U.S. adults

5/6/2003
U.S. Lags in Treating Mental Illness

Only 1 in 3 with serious emotional problems gets help

3/29/2003
How Does Your City Rank When it Comes to Health Care?

Survey ranks U.S. metropolises for cost and quality of services

3/29/2003
The Return of the House Call

The practice, which had all but disappeared, is making a comeback

3/22/2003
A Massage With Your Filling?

Pampered touches at dental offices bring smiles to patients' faces

3/17/2003
The Lowdown on Health Insurance

Report offers glimpse into how American workers get their coverage

3/14/2003
Institutional Abuse

Speak out about mistreatment

3/11/2003
Plain Old Soap and Water Washes Away Anthrax

Study finds technique works best, while alcohol wipes don't

2/26/2003
Prescription Drug Ads Do No Harm

Report finds trend toward marketing drugs directly to consumers has pluses

2/18/2003
Costlier Health Care Not Always Better

Medicare recipients in high-spending regions no better off, study finds

2/9/2003
Paperwork Irks Patients Most

Study examines nature of health-care complaints

1/21/2003
Most Doctors Behind the Times

Study finds few use computers or disease registries to track patients

1/9/2003
ER Pains

Satisfaction with emergency room visits

12/1/2002
The Royal Treatment

'Boutique medicine' is personalized care for those who can afford it

10/8/2002
Higher Co-Pays Mean Fewer Prescriptions

But is worker health the trade-off?

10/1/2002
Pharmacy-Assisted Health Care Backfires

Asthma, COPD patients happy, but likelier to end up in hospital

9/24/2002
Worst HMOs Don't Let Public Know Their Flaws

Study finds low-ranked plans don't report quality; critics say findings based on old data

8/27/2002
Taking America's Pulse

Survey offers data about health status, health-care access and quality

8/7/2002
Evaluating Health Web Sites

Who do you trust?

7/20/2002
Hidden Dangers in Latex Gloves

Hospitals should screen workers for allergies, study says

7/15/2002
Dispensing Medications: An Exercise in Error

Death of a patient given wrong medication after elective surgery disclosed in case study

6/6/2002
Disruptive Doctors Drive Away Nurses

Survey finds 92% of respondents witnessed bad behavior by physicians

6/4/2002
The Truth About Medical Errors

When doctors make them, the results can be disastrous, a new review says

5/16/2002
Is There a Doctor in the House?

Here's a primer for deciphering all the newfangled medical credentials out there

4/24/2002
The Doctor Made Me Do It

Report finds physicians can help patients break unhealthy habits

3/22/2002
New Health Record Rules May Limit Right to Privacy

White House to change standards over access to medical records

11/9/2001
Should Primary Care Docs Treat Addicts, Too?

Relapse rates plummet when treatment, regular care combined

11/3/2001
Health Site Seeks to Monitor Others

Health-care provider's Web site offers safe surfing tips

9/14/2001
The High Cost of Health Goes Higher

The price of health insurance is soaring, says new study

7/28/2001
The Prying Game

ER program will help compute your health risks while you wait

7/24/2001
Fatal Medical Errors Overestimated, Says Study

Claims government estimates 10 times too high

6/6/2001
Rating Medicare Providers

Government plan based on inspections, consumer surveys