NYU Langone Medical Center

Photo provided by the McMath family and Omari Sealey shows Jahi McMath. McMath remains on life support at Children's Hospital Oakland nearly a week after doctors declared her brain dead, following a supposedly routine tonsillectomy. (AP Photo/Courtesy of McMath Family and Omari Sealey, File)

Court-appointed doctor says Calif. teen brain dead

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A court appointed doctor testified on Tuesday that a 13-year-old Northern California girl is brain dead after suffering complications following a tonsillectomy. Dr. Paul Graham Fisher said Jahi McMath meets all […]

12/24/2013

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

The debate about end of life

A recent story in the news has revived the national debate about end of life decisions. Phil and Penny talked with Dr. Art Caplan, who is the director of the medical ethics program at New […]

11/12/2013

Dr. Keith Smith, right, an anesthesiologist who started Surgery Center of Oklahoma, looks on as Dr. Don McGinnis, left, and physician's assistant Steve Popielec, right, perform a surgery at the center in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013. Through a website called Medibid, some patients who pay out of pocket for their care are soliciting doctors, hospitals and medical centers, including this one, to bid to perform non-emergency procedures. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Companies and patients shop for better health care deals

Paul Freeman drove 600 miles last year to save himself — and his employer — thousands of dollars on his surgery. Freeman’s insurer covered his travel costs and the entire bill because a medical center […]

10/25/2013

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Pa. girl’s double-lung transplant deemed success

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 10-year-old girl whose efforts to qualify for an organ donation spurred public debate over how organs are allocated underwent a successful double-lung transplant on Wednesday, the girl’s family said. Sarah Murnaghan, […]

06/13/2013

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Studies tie stress from storms, war to heart risks

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stress does bad things to the heart. New studies have found higher rates of cardiac problems in veterans with PTSD, New Orleans residents six years after Katrina and Greeks struggling through financial turmoil.

03/10/2013

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