Medical News

After tracking emergency room visits, a local hospital developed a system that's led to fewer visits and better care for patients...at a lower cost to patients, the hospital and taxpayers. Dr. Ziebell says the idea involves putting the patient first. He says they started with...
NEW YORK (AP) — A new study suggests that doctors in many hospitals are unnecessarily prescribing multiple antibiotics for several days when just one would do the job. Health officials say overuse of antibiotics is helping to breed dangerous bacteria that are increasingly...
SEATTLE (AP) — The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced Wednesday that it will spend $50 million — on top of $10 million already committed — to support emergency response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, marking the group's largest donation to a humanitarian effort...
SEATTLE (AP) — The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation says it will spend $50 million to support emergency response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, in addition to the $10 million the foundation has already committed. In an announcement Wednesday, the Seattle-based...
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A judge Tuesday gave probation rather than a prison sentence to a dying Iowa man convicted of growing marijuana and using it to treat his terminal cancer. Benton Mackenzie, 48, could have faced three or more years in prison, which he said would amount to a...
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A judge gave probation rather than a prison sentence Tuesday to a dying Iowa man who was convicted of growing marijuana that he said he used to treat his terminal cancer. The sentence was a break for 48-year-old Benton Mackenzie, who could have faced three...
An Austin hospital is the first site in the world…and only one of two in Texas… to conduct a clinical trial that could help people diagnosed with one of the most deadly forms of cancer. The only other Texas site participating in the study is Baylor University Medical Center in...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Veterans Affairs Department says it has reached out to all veterans on official and unofficial waiting lists at the VA's troubled Phoenix medical center, where a whistleblower first exposed long delays in patient care. VA Secretary Robert McDonald says the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some current or former heavy smokers may benefit from a new lung cancer test even if they're 65 or older — although they experience more false alarms, suggests an analysis that comes as Medicare is debating whether to pay for the scans. Lung cancer kills nearly...