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Column: America’s healthcare system is failing because competition is disappearing – Los Angeles Times

The two major afflictions besetting the U.S. healthcare system are that its prices are too high, and that although big spending should give us better quality of care, it doesn’t. These two conditions arise from the same cause: American healthcare is becoming less competitive. Hospital chains are growing larger, and within some specialties, providers have… Read More »

The most expensive medicine ever treats a rare condition. The price: $2.13 million – Los Angeles Times

Evelyn Villarreal was one of the first children treated, at 8 weeks. Her family, from Centreville, Va., had lost their first child to spinal muscular atrophy at 15 months. Two years later when Evelyn was born a test showed she also had the disease, so the family enrolled her in the gene therapy study at… Read More »

At the Beverly Hills HIT Summit, CIO Tracy Donegan Shares the Story of Her Los Angeles Hospital’s Up-From-the-Ground IT Development

In many ways, emergency physicians across the country are at the front lines of the battle against opioid abuse and addiction, as patients who are abusing or addicted to opioids are frequent users of emergency care. The ED is often a hospital “entry point” for addicted patients, who present in the ED asking for prescription… Read More »

How to Avoid High Cost of Cremation in Los Angeles

The cremation services are considered to be respectful alternative to traditional burial services. Cremation is the process where the dead bodies of the deceased are burnt and the ashes are kept for the remaining rites and as memorial. The traditional and standard funerals and burials vary from culture to culture and religion to religion. However,… Read More »