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Lax Oversight Leaves Surgery Center Regulators And Patients In The Dark

The first man died in April 2014. Another died later that month. Then on July 18 of that year, a woman was rushed to a hospital where she was told she was lucky to be alive. They all went to the same ... read more

Medicare To Overhaul ACOs But Critics Fear Fewer Participants

“That does not seem too realistic,” said Ross White, manager of the Center for Health Care Regulatory Insight ... Under the new plan, CMS also wants to require doctors in ACOs to inform their patients ... read more

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ Coming Soon: ‘Long-Term Short-Term’ Plans

Insurance groups call it a small but positive step; patient groups worry it will make it harder for those with serious medical problems to get the medication their doctors recommend. This week’s panel... read more

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Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change

In the final paragraph of a chapter on environmental regulation, the coal report’s authors noted ... “You want to be left alone.” The 28th floor of Los Angeles’s second-tallest building burst into fla... read more


Health and Wellness News - Los Angeles Times

Here’s a short, simple hilltop walk off one of L.A.’s most famous streets — Mulholland Drive. The hilltop destination offers unimpeded 360-degree views of the city, the valley and the coastline. It al... read more

Clinicians Who Learn Of A Patient’s Opioid Death Modestly Cut Back On Prescriptions

Physicians and other medical providers modestly reduced the volume of opioids they prescribed after being told one of their patients had died of an overdose, according to research published Thursday. ... read more

"What Happens When Doctors Only Take Cash"? Everybody, Especially Patients, Wins

When I first moved to Los Angeles ... patients who announce they have insurance. Time has a great story about bringing basic market forces to medicine. Titled "What Happens When Doctors Only Take Cash ... read more

Missouri secretive, lax on doctor discipline

The newspaper's findings include: • Missouri's regulation of doctors is among the nation's most lax. Doctors who provide ... In 2003, a patient developed complications after he failed to see her after ... read more

Judge stays Planned Parenthood lawsuit over medication abortions

"Unfortunately, our patients’ access to medication abortion is already limited because of the requirements we’re challenging in this case," he said. "As a result, the stay has no immediate impact on s... read more

In the end, it wasn’t Anthony Barsotti’s

State regulators track each time a patient ... Medical Center. There, the doctor meets them in the hallway and leads them to a room. “There’s been an accident,” he begins. Someone had shaved Anthony’s ... read more

For 'Prescription Thugs' filmmaker, drug abuse hit close to home

His documentary, "Prescription Thugs," which opens Friday, is a man's dark venture into an epidemic that highlights the nation's low tolerance for pain, a powerful drug lobby, lax government oversight ... read more

Lap-band promoters' troubled history

currently known as the Beverly Hills Surgery Center, has for years been a business address of TopSurgeons, the sponsors of the ubiquitous marketing campaign for the lap-band -- a surgical implant desi... read more



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