Healthcare News & Insights

Brain-eating amoebas claim fourth U.S. victim

A fourth person appears to have died from infection with the so-called “brain-eating amoeba” this summer.

Five years after Katrina: The state of health care in New Orleans

Despite the many steps forward New Orleans has taken after the devastating hurricane and related flooding, residents’ access to health care services is spotty at best.

‘Don’t tase me, doc!’

More hospitals are using stun guns as part of their security programs– especially in the emergency department. Should they be?

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?

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.

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.