When parents and doctors disagree about life support for a child?

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A bioethicist is sounding the alarm on it, based on his firsthand experience. In his new book “In Pain: A Bioethicist’s Personal Struggle with Opioids,” Travis Rieder, details his recovery after a motorcycle accident. Physicians prescribed him large doses of opioid painkillers. But when he wanted to taper off, those same physicians were of little help

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Secret shoppers pretend to be sick to help make hospitals safer for everyone else

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Not every hospital sues over unpaid bills, but a few sue a lot. In Virginia, 36% of hospitals sued patients and garnished their wages in 2017, according to a study published Tuesday in the American Medical Association’s journal, JAMA

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Bob Hall was recovering from yet another surgery when the volunteer first walked into his room. Unfortunately Hall had been in and out of the hospital quite a bit. It had been a rocky recovery since his lung transplant. But the volunteer wasn’t there to check on his lungs or breathing. Instead she asked Hall if we wanted to tell his life story.

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The FDA has taken an industry-friendly approach toward companies using unproven cell cocktails to treat people desperate for relief from aging or damaged joints

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Uninsured, undocumented immigrants often go to the emergency room for treatment. Since 1986 the federal government has required that patients in the emergency room receive care, regardless of their immigration status or ability to pay

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In Indiana, a local hospital system, Parkview Health, charged private insurance companies about quadruple what the federal Medicare program paid for the same care, according to a study of hospital prices in 25 states released on Thursday by the nonprofit RAND Corp

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