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Family of Colorado infant given wrong drug dose awarded $17.8 million | Reuters

DENVER (Reuters) - A Colorado family has won a $17.8 million jury verdict against a hospital after their infant daughter suffered permanent brain damage when she was given the wrong drug dosage, their lawyers said on Friday.<p>The judgment against Children’s Hospital Colorado in the case of Naomi …

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Health insurance now costs $16,000 for average family

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These Companies Are Creating the Hospital of the Future

Outdated technology could be costing U.S. hospitals $8.3 billion annually, according to a recent survey by the Ponemon Institute (link opens PDF). …

Why U.S. Health Care Is Obscenely Expensive, In 12 Charts

The U.S. leads the world in health care spending, but we don't live very long, and going to the doctor is so expensive that we don't do it very often. So where is the money going?<p>Not toward obesity-related diseases or unnecessary tests and treatments, as the writer John Green pointed out in a …

Will more insured Americans mean more ER visits? - Futurity

With the expansion of health insurance in the United States under the Affordable Care Act, …

Thousands get health insurance cancellation notices

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Let Patients Help, Cost-Cutting Edition, Part 3: Shopping for my next CT scan

Since November I’ve been blogging about what happens when a patient tries to help control costs, in my cost cutting edition posts. Most recently I …

IRS eases rules on healthcare flexible spending accounts

Workers faced with forfeiting unused money in their flexible spending accounts for healthcare expenses may be getting some relief under a new federal rule.<p>The U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service changed the use-it-or-lose-it rule for flexible spending arrangements, or FSAs, to …

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Get Busy: Pharrell’s Productivity Secrets

He’s the creative force behind two recent pop hits, a philanthropist, fashion designer, tech entrepreneur, and more. How Pharrell Williams does it all.<p>Pharrell Williams is on a <i>Gravity</i> high. “Whew! Whew!” he says. “Listen to me, it is crazy.” The 40-year-old musician, producer, and mini mogul is …

Kanye West's video for Bound 2 featuring Kim Kardashian - watch

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player<p>Reading on mobile? Click here to watch<p>Kanye West has premiered the video for his new single Bound 2, starring the rapper's fiancee Kim Kardashian.<p>Co-directed with past collaborator Nick Knight, the video, as first shown on The Ellen Show, …

Kanye West Made Kim Kardashian The Star Of His Ridiculous New Music Video

One would think that new mother Kim Kardashian — who, let us not forget, rose to fame thanks to a sex tape — may want to keep some things covered, or even private, in her relationship with Kanye West.<p>But not our Kim Kardashian!<p>Kardashian is the nearly-nude star (well, she still has second billing …

The Real Face of Healthcare Reform

With Washington stalemated and the government’s new online medical insurance exchanges trying to work out the kinks, much of the nation is fixed on …

The future of healthcare: do-it-yourself medical devices

For example, Jose is working on a prototype of a spoon that can track how fast a person is eating. He built the spoon using inexpensive parts, running off a $10 arduino. The retail price of the same spoon would be about $100. “What do you need to make that same device happen and how do we publish a …

Will Health Insurance Exchanges Hurt Your Practice?

With the enrollment date for Health Insurance Exchanges (HIX) less than 75 days away, there is a fair amount of uncertainty about the effect they …