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Can Star Hospitals Thrive in a World of Narrow Networks?

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles is among the most famous and expensive hospitals in the country. Experts say it makes a great test case to see whether big-name hospitals can thrive in an era of cost-cutting and shrinking networks.

Testing, Testing: The Cost of Health Care for Health Care’s Sake

After scoring a touchdown, the son of Orange County Register humor columnist Marla Jo Fisher fainted. On game day, he was so nervous he hadn't eaten anything. Still, the coaches wouldn't let him come back to the team until he got checked out.

Patients with life- threatening illness, high medical costs try crowd sourcing to meet expenses

So far, Mary Isham has met 50% of her $60,000 goal to pay for a cancer treatment she could only find in Europe, thanks to a website that helps people raise money for medical expenses.

The Costs of Care: Considering Health Costs When Prescribing Treatment

What are the true costs of health care? Who on earth would produce a fake malaria drug? Answers and more from our Daily Briefing.

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