Healthcare News & Insights

Two Miami-area doctors receive jail time for Medicare scheme

Two Miami-area doctors and former medical directors at American Therapeutic Corporation (ATC) were each sentenced to 10 years in prison for participating in a $205 million Medicare fraud scheme.

Report: 1 in 5 Americans are mentally ill

The latest report on mental health care in America is enough to make anyone depressed.

First free-standing post-partum depression clinic

When the typical baby blues turn into something more serious, new moms often struggle to find a place to get help. Now there’s one more option.

Yet another hospital pays to settle patient dumping allegations

A Los Angeles-area hospital is paying $125k to settle allegations that it dumped a patient at a homeless shelter.

Can deep brain stimulation ‘zap’ out mental illness?

Electrodes used to control Parkinson’s tremors may have additional therapeutic uses for patients with some types of mental illness.

Mental health: There’s an app for that

The latest treatment for a variety of mental illnesses may be as close as a patient’s phone.

Improved patient care is a checklist away

A simple checklist for common diagnoses can dramatically reduce patient deaths, according to a new study.

Are nursing home patients being drugged into submission?

New research shows that nearly a fifth of seniors in nursing homes are receiving psychotropics they don’t need. In some states, that number is much higher.

Nightmare at the nursing home shines light on geriatric care crisis

A 100-year-old woman was allegedly strangled by her roommate at a nursing center — just steps from the nurses’ station. Could staff have prevented it?