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Boston bombing: UA grad, husband face amputation rehab together

Boston bombing: UA grad, husband face amputation rehab together

Only the most seriously injured of the 188 marathon bombing patients remain hospitalized. Patrick Downes and Jessica Kensky Downes are among them.

April 22, 2013 2:02 pm Related



Doctors delivering babies early much less often, survey finds

WASHINGTON - Doctors have been warned for decades about the dangers of delivering babies early without medical reasons, but the practice remained stubbornly persistent.

February 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

The costly side of pill coupons

A magazine ad for the testosterone drug AndroGel shows a discount card that allows consumers to pay "as little as $10 per month" for the medicine.

October 07, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Walk-in clinics grow in popularity, but trend raises care concerns

When Emily Auerswald and her children need care for minor illnesses or injuries, they head to a shopping center near Annapolis, Md., that has a Starbucks, a Five Guys hamburger joint and an urgent care center.

September 19, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

US medical system is ill-equipped to treat addiction

They are seen every day in doctors' offices, outpatient clinics and hospital emergency rooms: men in their 50s with bleeding ulcers; young adults pulled from car crashes; middle-aged women fighting a losing battle against chronic pain.

September 05, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Medicare's evaluations prompt hospital worry

Patients flock to many of America's teaching hospitals seeking the most advanced treatments for serious and complex diseases. But once there, they are at heightened risk for preventable complications, according to Medicare's first public evaluation of hospitals' records on patient safety.

February 13, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Can Walmart revamp primary care?

Can Walmart revamp primary care?

In-store medical clinics like those at Walmart established a beachhead with relatively healthy patients looking for convenient, low-cost care for simple problems.

November 25, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

'Compact' seen as way to thwart health laws

WASHINGTON - State governors and legislators opposed to the federal health-care law are eyeing a novel approach to escape its provisions: joining an "interstate compact" that would replace federal programs - including Medicare and Medicaid - with block grants to the states.

September 19, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Vote turns tables for conservative seniors' group

Vote turns tables for conservative seniors' group

WASHINGTON - Legendary crooner Pat Boone, the national spokesman for the 60 Plus Association, a self-described conservative seniors group, announced in early May that GOP congressional candidate Jane Corwin had won the group's Honorary Guardian of Seniors' Rights award.

May 29, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

How new health bill may affect you

WASHINGTON - Now that the Senate has passed a hotly debated health-care bill, Congress is headed to the next step: House of Representatives-Senate negotiations in January to hammer out a final version.

December 25, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Reduce costs by improving health

As President Obama and Congress struggle to bend the rising cost curve in order to make health care available to all Americans, the history of the first great expansion of health-care coverage when Lyndon Johnson drove Medicare and Medicaid through Congress in 1965 offers critical lessons.

August 24, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

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