How one primary care doctor found her role in the fight against COVID-19

May 3, 2021
Physician and writer Suzanne Koven deleted an email requesting volunteers before changing her mind.
A sign in support of healthcare workers in Boston, Massachusetts on April 04, 2020. “I know this sounds really strange, but I can think of fewer happier times in my career,” said Dr. Suzanne Koven, a writer and physician at Massachusetts General Hospital.
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How "medical bond" can have fatal consequences for someone in jail

Oct 7, 2019
An investigative report shows how jail officials are finding ways to avoid paying for the medical care of inmates.

Stopping ICU delirium by getting patients moving

May 2, 2017
Doctor says the treatment plan makes a 'massive difference' to those in critical care.
Nurse Kim My, left, and physical therapist Cara Tabor in Parkland's Surgical Intensive Care Unit.
Lauren Silverman

Ambulance service in Texas now delivering home care

Feb 16, 2017
In Fort Worth, some paramedics are taking their time with patients instead of rushing them to ERs.
MedStar still has a fleet of traditional ambulances, but community paramedics drive sedans for home visits.
Lauren Silverman

Home care experiment could mean fewer hospital stays

May 13, 2016
Halfway through a 3-year project, data suggests Mt. Sinai Hospital is saving money and cutting readmissions.
The at-home hospital model can save money and leave patients more content, data suggests.
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Every last dollar you make affects your life expectancy

Apr 11, 2016
Some poor people live longer than other poor people, according to a new study.
There are not only life expectancy disparities between the rich and the poor, but the poor and the poor.
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The cure for a doctor shortage: primary care and teamwork

Jan 21, 2016
The key isn’t how many doctors you churn out, it’s what kind.

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Medicare tackles disparities in common operations

Jul 10, 2015
Sometimes a hip replacement costs $16,500. Sometimes it costs twice that.

Elizabeth Holmes on democratizing medical testing

Jul 2, 2015
The multibillionaire wants to challenge the business model of medical labs.

Tapping Watson's computing power for health

Apr 14, 2015
Apple, IBM, Medtronic and Johnson & Johnson are partnering up.