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2012-10-30 19:07:45

A study published in today's [Monday, Oct. 29] Archives of Internal Medicine finds that per capita Medicare spending on the elderly has grown nearly three times faster in the United States than in Canada since 1980.

2012-09-27 13:30:31

Total knee replacement is a very common and safe surgery that’s used to relieve severe pain and disability caused by knee osteoarthritis, and to improve patients’ quality of life.

2011-06-10 00:00:30

Unification of home health care technologies results in comprehensive range of solutions for U.S.

2009-04-13 21:18:59

An elite group of U.S. hospitals save lives, save money and prevent medical errors at a higher rate than other hospitals, officials of a non-profit group say. For the sixth consecutive year, HealthGrades has analyzed patient safety among U.S. Medicare patients in all of the nearly 5,000 U.S.

2009-04-02 12:23:18

Twenty percent of U.S. Medicare patients must return to the hospital within one month of being discharged, researchers said. Study co-author Dr.

2008-08-11 15:01:17

People using intermittent catheters no longer need to re-use their catheters due to a new Medicare policy effective April 1, 2008.

2008-07-15 21:00:29

U.S. Medicare patients who bring someone with them for doctors' visits are more satisfied with care, researchers say.

2006-08-08 18:44:29

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Medicare officials said on Tuesday they would start requiring specialty hospitals to report information about physician investment and compensation to make sure they are not violating anti-kickback laws.

2006-02-21 18:55:00

Obese elderly or disabled patients are now eligible for a variety of surgical weight-loss procedures under the U.S. Medicare health insurance plan, U.S. government officials said on Tuesday.

2006-02-06 13:50:00

President George W. Bush's proposed 2007 budget seeks to squeeze $36 billion in savings from the U.S. Medicare plan -- coming mainly on the backs of hospitals, nursing homes and other health care service providers.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.