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  • Light it up blue! Christina Applegate sizzles in lace and navy leather trousers as she walks the carpet for Autism awareness

    April 14, 2013 5:51 AM 151

    She's become a champion for many causes since she was diagnosed with breast cancer. And on Saturday Christina Applegate leant her celebrity voice to raise awareness for Autism as she walked the blue carpet at the Light It Up Blue concert at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. The mother-of-one glowed in a sexy black jacket with peek-a-boo lace inserts

  • Program offers aid to ER 'super-utilizers' to cut costs

    April 13, 2013 10:47 PM 169

    Hospitals find helping patients with social issues ultimately saves taxpayer money. Usually, it wasn't an emergency. But Manners nonetheless racked up $626,143 in charges at the Louisville, Ky., hospital that he couldn't pay. Then hospital officials stepped in, enrolling Manners in a new program that aims to stop the inappropriate use of the emergency

  • 'Involved until the very end'

    April 13, 2013 8:46 PM 176

    After Minor was diagnosed, Green’s mother MaryAnn retired from 32 years of teaching and stayed in the nursing home with her husband, from 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. “He always had a good attitude. Before his kidneys were removed, he had to go to the hospital monthly to have stints put in,” Ben said. “But it was like it never affected him.” “My Papa can’t

  • Bullock opens door to Medicaid expansion tinkering

    April 13, 2013 12:33 AM 168

    Gov. Steve Bullock says he is open to modifying the proposal to take federal money in order to expand Medicaid to the working poor. Bullock talked about spending and other issues on Friday, as the Senate prepares to take up the state's main budget bill. Bullock says the fate of Medicaid expansion and many other priorities are still up in the air with about

  • Colorado surgeon accused of botching procedures

    April 12, 2013 10:46 PM 181

    The Colorado Medical Board hopes to know in May when a judge will hear its complaint against a Denver surgeon, FOX 31 reported. Dr. Warren Kortz faces 14 counts of unprofessional conduct in connection with a series of failed surgeries from 2008 to 2010. According to the complaint, the operations at Porter Adventist Hospital, using a device called the DaVinci

  • Survey

    April 12, 2013 4:21 PM 200

    Despite speculation indicating otherwise, most employers don’t plan to drop workers from their healthcare plans as a result of Obamacare, a new survey finds. Nearly 70 percent of benefit professionals said their companies “definitely will” keep offering coverage to full-time workers next year, when many of the provisions of President Obama’s healthcare

  • Weight-loss surgery may alter genes

    April 12, 2013 12:44 PM 192

    We all know that weight-loss surgery can shrink your waistline – but a new study shows it can cause surprising changes in your genes, too. According to a study in the journal Cell Press, people who underwent gastric bypass surgery and lost weight, experienced changes in gene expression, which improved their body’s ability to burn fat and store sugars

  • 'Apple shape' linked to higher risk of kidney disease

    April 11, 2013 11:21 PM 171

    Carrying excess weight around the abdomen is linked to an increased risk of kidney disease, a study suggests. It was already known that being "apple-shaped", as opposed to "pear-shaped", added to the risk of developing cardiovascular problems. This research, in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, found signs of kidney problems in even otherwise

  • Synchronized sounds sharpen sleep

    April 11, 2013 8:01 PM 199

    Sleep is where our brains lay down long-term memories. Sounds tuned to our brain's own rhythms might improve the process, suggests one small but promising sleep study. Looking for better sleep? Lose the white-noise machine and listen to your brain's own rhythms, suggests a study published Thursday. During deep sleep, the brain's electrical patterns follow

  • Doctors urged to pause before they post, text or e-mail

    April 11, 2013 6:33 PM 243 8

    Doctors should not "friend" patients on Facebook, should text them with "extreme caution" and should use e-mail only with patients who understand the risks of lost privacy, says the latest set of guidelines to help doctors navigate the online world. The potential benefits of online contact between patients and providers are real, say the experts behind