Congress appears ready to once again defer a scheduled cut in pay for doctors who treat Medicare patients. This time the cut would otherwise be just shy of 30 percent. But at the end of the year, doctors will once again be at the mercy of lawmakers and some say they're growing weary of the annual uncertainty.
Thousands of detailed codes form the backbone of a billing system that the federal government has been seeking to modernize for a while. The U.S., unlike other countries, is still using old codes. After doctors objected, the government agreed to delay implementation indefinitely.
Toddler formula and other organic rice products have surprisingly high amounts of arsenic, according to a new study. But since there's no federal standard for arsenic in food, it's impossible to say how much is OK.
Slogans for Las Vegas restaurant the Heart Attack Grill include "Taste worth dying for." But the burger joint's shtick of serving "quadruple bypass" burgers collided with reality Saturday, when a patron suffered a heart attack while eating at the restaurant.
Dietary cleanses that promise immediate detoxification are all the rage this time of year. But experts say the body is naturally quite good at getting rid of most toxins, and doesn't need a lot of help.
The highly-anticipated gathering of flu experts has been described as a fact-finding session that will focus on understanding how bird flu studies done at Erasmus Medical Center in the Netherlands and at the University of Wisconsin were performed and overseen by the relevant authorities.
In an effort to shake up a "pill for every ill" approach, the Army is making alternative treatments more widely available. Among the new options is acupuncture, which some veterans say is making them less dependent on painkillers. That doesn't mean there isn't resistance, including from many in uniform.
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