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Since Obamacare, L.A. County ER visits show hospitals in 'state of flux'

A key measure of hospital emergency room use in Los Angeles County shows continued growth during the first six months of<p>Obamacare, but also points to shifting patterns of where patients are choosing to receive urgent medical treatment.<p>With the healthcare expansion last year, many are watching how …

Health Care

How Physicians Become Millionaires By Practicing Concierge Medicine

<b>In today’s healthcare environment, many physicians who want greater control over their practices and the ability to seriously benefit financially from their expertise are embracing concierge medicine.</b><p>For many primary care and emergency room physicians along with certain specialists, there is …

Digital Health

What Is Concierge Healthcare?

With healthcare institutions throughout the world increasingly stressed, the wealthy are regularly not inclined to rely on these public systems – at least not in the ways the masses rely on them. Instead, the wealthy are more and more able and likely to pay for a higher if not always exceptional …

Obama calls on Congress to fund 'precision medicine' studies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Holding out the promise of major medical breakthroughs, President Barack Obama on Friday called on Congress to approve spending in medical research that tailors treatment to an individual's genes.<p>Obama wants $215 million for what he's calling a precision medicine initiative that …

10 healthcare leaders react to Obama's budget

February 03, 2015 | Print | Email<p>Ten healthcare leaders weigh in on President Barack Obama's proposed budget for fiscal year 2016, which includes …

15 things for healthcare leaders to know about Obama's 2016 budget

February 03, 2015 | Print | Email<p>President Obama shared his $3.99 trillion budget proposal Monday for the 2016 fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1. Here …

Measles cases in the US rise to 121 as outbreak spreads to Mexico

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention add 19 cases to the 102 reported last week and add that infectious disease has spread to six states in Mexico<p>American health officials say the number of measles cases in the nation is up to 121 so far this year.<p>The Centers for Disease Control and …

Public Health

3 healthcare companies formed due to patient dissatisfaction

February 11, 2015 | Print | Email<p>The healthcare industry is extremely focused on patient satisfaction, as it is considered one of the top indicators …

EHRs, big data take medical curriculum to school

February 10, 2015 | Print | Email<p>The future of medical school is — almost — here.<p>More and more, technology is shaping what medical schools teach, how …

Bill Maher: Obamacare Is Intentionally Too Confusing And More Expensive

Bill Maher, liberal host of HBO's "Real Time" and long-time Obamacare proponent, criticized the health care law for being, perhaps purposefully, more …

Superbug: What it is, how it spreads, what you can do

CRE superbugs are becoming more widespread in hospitals and other healthcare facilities. They can cause infections that are difficult -- or sometimes impossible -- to treat. At least seven patients at<p>UCLA's Ronald Reagan Medical Center have been sickened with CRE infections in recent weeks, and two …

Public Health

The biggest biotech discovery of the century is about to change medicine forever

Under the looming arches of the hangar, Doudna mingled with celebrities like Benedict Cumberbatch, Cameron Diaz and Jon Hamm before receiving the 2015 Breakthrough Prize in life sciences, an award sponsored by Mark Zuckerberg and other tech billionaires.<p>Doudna, a biochemist at the University of …

Genetics

Paying for gene therapy: are annuities the next big thing? | Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As U.S. drugmakers face growing resistance to the high price of cutting-edge treatments, a handful of companies are working on a new payment model that rewards them for the long-term performance of their medicines.<p>The effort, industry executives told Reuters, is being led by …

Biotechnology

In Big Shift, FDA Plans To Let 23andMe Market Genetic Tests To Consumers

More than a year after the Food and Drug Administration barred 23andMe from marketing a broad-based genetic testing service, it looks like the FDA plans to shift gears and allow such tests to be sold directly to consumers.<p>The announcement came in a release late Thursday from the regulator that said …

Molecular Biology