It's no secret that all hospitals are not equal. The special quality shared by the 152 that made it into the new 2010-11 Best Hospitals rankings (out of nearly 5,000 that were considered), and even more so by the 14 in this year's Honor Roll,...

WASHINGTON -- Codifying recommendations made at a meeting last month, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) has officially recommended that physician reimbursement under the Medicare program be increased by 1% in 2012. MedPAC -- an independent agency of 17 trustees that provides Congress with advice on...

Alyson Martin Harold Richards, 81, at the senior emergency room at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich. When Harold Richards, 81, arrived at the hospital emergency room in Ann Arbor, Mich., he expected a long wait. After all, he’d been through the...

Study: Coffee Lowers Stroke Risk in Women Good news, coffee lovers: Having a cup—or five—a day may slash your stroke risk, a new study suggests. Swedish researchers followed nearly 35,000 women ages 49 to 83 for 10 years, and found that those who drank at least...

The bald truth about hair loss may surprise you Nearly two out of every three men will begin balding by the time they're 60. Most don't part with their part willingly—American males collectively spend $1 billion a year trying to hang onto those locks. And while...