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Extravagant hospital renovations don't boost patient satisfaction, study finds

February 24, 2015 | Print | Email<p>Many hospital executives institute expensive renovation projects with the hopes the improved care environment will …

A rogue doctor saved a potential miracle drug by storing samples in his home after being told to throw them away

But — as told in a wide-ranging Bloomberg Businessweek cover story— the only known samples of it would have been destroyed if it weren't for a researcher who was just too intrigued by rapamycin's potential to let that happen.<p>This substance, produced by a bacteria, has already been used to develop …

Immunotherapy

Anthem Hack May Have Impacted Millions of Non-Customers as Well

The Anthem cyber attack that may have left vulnerable the information of as many as 78.8 million people also may have included millions of …

Identity Theft

The cultural, regional and generational roots of spanking

<b>(CNN) —</b> The indictment of NFL star Adrian Peterson on child abuse charges has led to a robust debate about whether hitting, spanking or any other form of corporal punishment is justified and effective in dealing with children.<p>It has also revealed sharp differences in cultural, regional and …

Spanking Can Be an Appropriate Form of Child Discipline

NFL running back Adrian Peterson’s recent arrest for allegedly abusing his four-year-old son has once again sparked the debate over whether spanking …

Parenting

Spanking isn't child abuse; it's common sense (Opinion) - CNN.com

<i>Editor's note: Ruben Navarrette is a CNN contributor, Daily Beast columnist and a nationally syndicated columnist with the Washington Post Writers Group. Follow him on Twitter: @rubennavarrette. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- So now we're having a …

Spanking Would Be Easier

Recently I wrote about dealing with an epic fit my daughter had thrown while I was picking her up from day care. Later, a friend mentioned to me that a quick, firm smack on the butt probably would have calmed her down. It might have. It definitely would have been easier than the chaos of strapping …

Parenting

Disciplining Your Child

<b>Natural Consequences</b> These are the times when you let your child see what will happen if she does not behave (as long as it does not place her in any …

The Great Spanking Debate

Kelli Leo grew up in the South. Diane Braman did not. Both are therapists with the Solomon Counseling Center of Catholic Charities in Jackson, but …

I’m Afraid to Discipline | Family by God's Design

I was speaking to a young father about parenting and discipline. He knew his children often misbehaved even when he was present; and, he wanted to …

Using Do-Overs as Discipline?

<b>Confession</b>: I am the mother of a defiant, demanding, strong-willed child! I’m starting to believe “Misbehavior” might be his middle name. 🙂<p>My …

Why we get so angry at our kids and what we can do about it.

How to Handle Your Anger at Your Child<p>Every parent gets angry at his or her children sometimes.<p>It doesn’t help that there are always the endless …

'Time-Outs' Are Hurting Your Child

Time-out is the most popular discipline technique used by parents and the one most often recommended by pediatricians and child development experts. …

Parenting

When does spanking a child become abuse? - CNN Video

Excessive child discipline disturbs bystanders

I stood frozen in a parking lot one day as a middle-aged woman screamed at a child she was extracting from a car seat.<p>She used expletives. She called names.<p>What to do? My stomach churned. This did not seem like an offense that warranted a call to authorities. And yet, I wondered if the woman knew …

Parenting

Smackdown! Attorney General opinion on OGB proposals hands Jindal administration another stinging legal setback

As legal setbacks begin to mount for Gov. Bobby Jindal with the indictment of a former Jindal cabinet member coupled with an attorney general’s …

Dhills Photography

Administration Says Hospitals Will Save $5.7B From Unpaid Bills Due To Health Law

Hospitals are projected to save $5.7 billion this year as previously uninsured patients gain coverage throughthe 2010 health care law, the Department …

Almost 80 million with employer health care plans could have coverage canceled, experts predict

Almost 80 million people with employer health plans could find their coverage canceled because they are not compliant with ObamaCare, several experts predicted.<p>Their losses would be in addition to the millions who found their individual coverage cancelled for the same reason.<p>Stan Veuger of the …

If You Buy One Health Book for Your New Year's Resolutions Choose This One

Dr. Jordan Metzl's new book, <b>The Exercise Cure</b> is hitting Amazon and bookstores this week. At a moment when the healthcare debate is raging across the US, this is a needed dose of reality -- the best way for us to bring down the cost of healthcare is to prevent disease in the first place.<p>The book …

HHS: Health Law Brings Down Hospitals’ Uncompensated Care Costs

The Obama administration released a report Wednesday projecting that hospitals will save $5.7 billion in uncompensated care costs this year as …

First on CNN: Obama administration warned about health care website

The Obama administration was given stark warnings just one month before launch that the federal healthcare site was not ready to go live, according to a confidential report obtained by CNN.<p>Read documents<p>The caution, from the main contractor CGI, warned of a number of open risks and issues for the …

Associated Press News

Congressional Probe Concludes Obama Administration Management Failures Were Behind Health Care Website Woes

WASHINGTON (AP) — A nonpartisan congressional investigation has concluded that management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer woes that paralyzed President Barack Obama’s health care program website last fall, officials told The Associated Press.<p>The findings are in a …