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California officials are looking to build on a federal effort to disclose more healthcare pricing information to consumers. Medicare officials released new data this week that showed wildly different hospital charges across the nation for 100 of the...
Centegra Hospital in McHenry charged $36,000 for implanting a permanent pacemaker. Less than 30 miles away, Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan charged more than $165,000 for the same procedure. To treat a case of simple pneumonia, meanwhile, John H....
Jeanne Cooper Emmy winner starred in 'The Young and the Restless' Jeanne Cooper, 84, the enduring soap opera star who played grande dame Katherine Chancellor for nearly four decades on CBS' "The Young and the Restless," died Wednesday in her sleep,...
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Federal officials are shedding new light on how much hospital bills vary across Southern California and the rest of the country. Medicare released pricing information Wednesday for more than 3,300 U.S. hospitals on the top 100 procedures and...
ReutersWASHINGTON, May 8 (Reuters) - U.S. hospital charges for the same procedure vary widely, in some cases by tens of thousands of dollars, even within a particular town or city, according to data the U.S. government released on Wednesday to boost consumer...
The Hartford Courant"There are lots of decisions you make that, if you think twice, you won't do them," says Stefanie Powers. The actress, best known for the popular TV detective series "Hart to Hart" with Robert Wagner, can't say exactly why she said yes when she got the...
Frederic Franklin Dancer helped popularize modern ballet in U.S. Frederic Franklin, 98, a British-born dancer who helped popularize modern ballet in the United States, died Saturday at a Manhattan, N.Y., hospital of complications from pneumonia,...
Mario Machado, a longtime Los Angeles television news anchor and reporter who also played a newsman in a number of films and television shows, has died at a West Hills convalescent facility, said his daughter Michelle. He was 78. Machado, who worked...
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ReutersMay 06 (TheWrap.com) - Mario Machado, an eight-time Emmy Award-winning Los Angeles news reporter and anchor who also played reporters in "Rocky III" and "RoboCop," died Saturday in a West Hills convalescent facility, a spokesperson told TheWrap. He was...
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Frederick Pfeiffer served as a circuit judge for Orange and Osceola County for 20 years, chief circuit judge for a term and presided as a senior judge for an additional 10 years until his retirement in 2003. And he did it all without practicing law....
The Hartford CourantUnless they're asking for spare change, people are willing to engage in conversations with folks they haven't met before for one reason: Perfect strangers are far more likely to be charmed by our adorable eccentricities than are our loved ones. Their...
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The four Stone kids always were a competitive bunch, especially the three youngest siblings who were separated by three school grades while being home-schooled together. "They worked very hard to keep up with each other — and beat each other," said...
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