Healthcare News & Insights

Radiologist infects three patients with Hep C

The Mayo Clinic in Florida has fired a licensed radiology technician after he confessed to taking drugs intended for patients.

Case study: Fewer C-sections, healthier babies

While many doctors maintain that C-sections and labor induction are neccessary to ensure healthier deliveries, one Florida hospital has proven the opposite.

Dengue fever found in New York

Here’s the latest lesson in tropical diseases’ ability to travel far afield from their “home” regions.

Report: Doctors’ lack of ‘sensitivity’ may cause more strokes in some patients

Could lack of “multicultural awareness” be putting black patients at more risk for stroke?

Doctor aborts wrong twin, blames bad ultrasound

A Florida doctor who “thought” he could safely perform a selective abortion has lost his license to practice.

Which states are best, worst for disciplining docs?

Public Citizen’s Health Research Group has released its annual report of which states do the best — and worst — job of disciplining doctors who practice bad medicine.

Doc to Obama voters: Get lost

Physicians and other clinicians have a right to political opinions on the health reform bill just like everyone else.  But is it appropriate to bring them into the exam room?

Nurses with knives? Dangerous staffers with clean records

You assume the new staffer who just passed a background check has a clean record. A recent investigation shows that’s just not the case.

Report: 275k to die due to lack of health insurance

A new report gives hard numbers for the steepest price of all the “costs” discussed in the health reform debate.