A Q&A with our Cynda Hylton Rushton about a new policy that aims to prevent and resolve treatment disputes in the intensive care unit

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States with a shortage of doctors are giving nurse practitioners greater responsibilities and autonomy

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Healthcare Too Costly?

May 21, 2015

Don’t fear telling your doctor. The financial strain of medical expenses is a tough conversation for many patients to initiate

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You can check the grade of your hospital to see how it stacks up against others

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Only around 5 percent of practicing physicians are black, compared with more than 13 percent of Americans overall

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Academy of Medical Royal Colleges to draw up list of 100 interventions to advise against in attempt to curb ‘unnecessary’ care, rousing fears of NHS rationing

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The move follows a ProPublica investigation showing that Medicare did little to find dangerous prescribing by doctors to seniors and the disabled. It is also part of the government’s new push to bring transparency to taxpayer-supported medical care

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The Doctor Is Out

April 23, 2015

Consumers will soon be able to bypass their doctors by going online to order cholesterol readings, thyroid tests and other bloodwork from the biggest diagnostics company in the US

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