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Charges, Discounted Prices Vary Widely for Childbirth - Doctors Lounge

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 7:05pm

Charges, Discounted Prices Vary Widely for Childbirth
Doctors Lounge
The researchers found that after adjusting for patient demographic and clinical characteristics, the average California woman could be charged between $3,296 and $37,227 for a vaginal delivery, and between $8,312 and $70,908 for a cesarean section, ...

Potential $50M Med-Mal Retrial Starts - Daily Report (registration)

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 5:06pm

Potential $50M Med-Mal Retrial Starts
Daily Report (registration)
He was revived after 19 minutes without a heartbeat or a breath. He suffers from severe brain ... Malone spent much of his hourlong opening discussing fetal monitoring strips that he said showed the baby's distress through an elevated heart rate, and ...

Potential $50M Med-Mal Retrial Starts - Daily Report (registration)

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 3:49pm

Potential $50M Med-Mal Retrial Starts
Daily Report (registration)
He was revived after 19 minutes without a heartbeat or a breath. He suffers from severe brain ... Malone spent much of his hourlong opening discussing fetal monitoring strips that he said showed the baby's distress through an elevated heart rate, and ...

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Hospital birth costs vary wildly - BenefitsPro

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 3:24pm

BenefitsPro

Hospital birth costs vary wildly
BenefitsPro
After adjusting for patient demographic and clinical characteristics, we found that the average California woman could be charged as little as $3,296 or as much as $37,227 for a vaginal delivery, and $8,312–$70,908 for a cesarean section depending on ...
How Much Does It Really Cost to Have a Baby?LiveScience.com
Having a Baby? Price Tag for Delivery Varies WidelyHealth.com

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How much does it really cost to have a baby? - Fox News

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 12:17pm

How much does it really cost to have a baby?
Fox News
The results showed a wild and completely unsubstantiated variation in costs throughout California, from $3,296 for a vaginal delivery to a high of $37,227. The cost range for a C-section was equally wide, from $8,312 to almost $71,000. [Baby Basics: 7 ...

How Much Does It Really Cost to Have a Baby? - LiveScience.com

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 11:02am

LiveScience.com

How Much Does It Really Cost to Have a Baby?
LiveScience.com
The results showed a wild — and completely unsubstantiated — variation in costs throughout California, from $3,296 for a vaginal delivery to a high of $37,227. The cost range for a C-section was equally wide, from $8,312 to almost $71,000. [Baby ...

Childbirth Not Significant Contributor to Later Sexual Dysfunction - YottaFire

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 10:43am

Childbirth Not Significant Contributor to Later Sexual Dysfunction
YottaFire
This has led some women to push for cesarean rather than vaginal birth without other medical indications, according to the researchers. In one of the few studies to examine sexual function in women more than two years after childbirth, the researchers ...

Having a baby? Price tag for delivery varies widely - MyFox Philadelphia

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 9:59am

ABC News

Having a baby? Price tag for delivery varies widely
MyFox Philadelphia
Hsia and her colleagues found that they could only account for 35 percent of the difference between hospital bills, even after considering such variables as length of a patient's hospital stay, the competitiveness of a market, and the ownership and ...
How much does it really cost to have a baby?Fox News

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Having a baby? Price tag for delivery varies widely - KGWN

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 9:15am

Having a baby? Price tag for delivery varies widely
KGWN
Hsia and her colleagues found that they could only account for 35 percent of the difference between hospital bills, even after considering such variables as length of a patient's hospital stay, the competitiveness of a market, and the ownership and ...

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Having a Baby? Price Tag for Delivery Varies Widely - HealthDay

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 8:11am

Having a Baby? Price Tag for Delivery Varies Widely
HealthDay
Hsia and her colleagues found that they could only account for 35 percent of the difference between hospital bills, even after considering such variables as length of a patient's hospital stay, the competitiveness of a market, and the ownership and ...

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Splash Page - Valley Advocate

Wed, 01/15/2014 - 2:59pm

Valley Advocate

Splash Page
Valley Advocate
The report evaluated hospitals across Massachusetts on five criteria: their rates of elective early deliveries (a practice criticized by many healthcare professionals), first-time Cesarean sections, vaginal births after C-sections (known as VBACs ...

Cesarean Rates: Shifting The Focus From Increases To Variability In Use - Health Affairs (blog)

Wed, 01/15/2014 - 10:24am

Cesarean Rates: Shifting The Focus From Increases To Variability In Use
Health Affairs (blog)
Cesarean delivery is a potentially life-saving intervention that can hasten delivery in order to avoid adverse outcomes for women or infants, but it carries distinct risks as compared with vaginal delivery, including infant respiratory illness and ...

Local Group Criticizes Wyoming Medical Center For Petition Response - K2 Radio

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 1:33pm

Local Group Criticizes Wyoming Medical Center For Petition Response
K2 Radio
VBAC Casper submitted a petition to the website Change-dot-org, asking the hospital to change its policies on women who wish to have a baby vaginally after having had a cesarean surgery during a previous pregnancy. WMC said that it does not currently ...

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Local Group Criticizes Wyoming Medical Center For Petition Response - K2 Radio

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 1:20pm

Local Group Criticizes Wyoming Medical Center For Petition Response
K2 Radio
VBAC Casper submitted a petition to the website Change-dot-org, asking the hospital to change its policies on women who wish to have a baby vaginally after having had a cesarean surgery during a previous pregnancy. WMC said that it does not currently ...

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Pregnancy with twins can be challenging - Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 6:10pm

Pregnancy with twins can be challenging
Journal Gazette and Times-Courier
In the United States, twins occur in one out of every 35 births. ... In contrast, identical twins develop from a single egg that cleaves, or splits, after it is fertilized. ... It can help determine whether it will be safest for you to deliver ...

VBAC vs. C-Section - Oye! Times

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 4:40pm

VBAC vs. C-Section
Oye! Times
When it comes to VBAC, mostly people find it confusing to take their decision about the delivery for next pregnancy, as they are not aware about the term. VBAC actually stands for vaginal birth after cesarean, which means to try the normal delivery ...

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Beyond Blame: Yes, Too Many C-Sections, But No, Not Bad Moms - WBUR

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 11:05am

Beyond Blame: Yes, Too Many C-Sections, But No, Not Bad Moms
WBUR
That's my water cooler summary on C-sections after several months of looking at childbirth quality measures and C-sections in particular. I hated hearing from moms who felt like we ... baby boy. I decided not to dwell on how he came out. It did not ...

Three Heartbreaking Examples of Alleged Medical Malpractice - LawyersandSettlements.com

Sat, 01/11/2014 - 11:25am

LawyersandSettlements.com

Three Heartbreaking Examples of Alleged Medical Malpractice
LawyersandSettlements.com
After three days, the hospital declared the girl brain dead and initiated plans to remove Jahi from a ventilator. The girl's family, however, fought against the ... However, the parents of a newborn baby who did not survive an attempted vaginal ...

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Potential $50M Med-Mal Retrial Starts - Daily Report (registration)

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 8:23pm

Potential $50M Med-Mal Retrial Starts
Daily Report (registration)
He was revived after 19 minutes without a heartbeat or a breath. He suffers from severe brain ... Malone spent much of his hourlong opening discussing fetal monitoring strips that he said showed the baby's distress through an elevated heart rate, and ...

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Court: Banks Can Require Flood Insurance Covering Full Replacement Value - PropertyCasualty360

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 3:11pm

Court: Banks Can Require Flood Insurance Covering Full Replacement Value
PropertyCasualty360
A federal appeals court has ruled that banks can require a homeowner to buy flood insurance covering the full replacement value of a home rather than the amount of the mortgage loan. The First Circuit Court of Appeals made that decision in Kolbe v. BAC ...

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