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1 in 10 Alzheimer's Patients at Risk for Avoidable Hospital Stays

1 in 4 Hospitalized Newborns Gets Heartburn Drugs, Despite Risks

Alcohol Abuse Common Among Med Students, Study Finds

Antipsychotics Don't Ease Delirium in Hospitalized Patients

Are Stroke Centers Life Savers?

Arm Artery Access Safer for Angioplasty, Review Finds

Black Heart Attack Victims More Likely to Have Ambulance Diverted

Blood Donors Needed After East Coast Storm: Red Cross

Cancer Patients Who Choose to Die at Home Live Longer: Study

CDC Says Hospitals Making Progress Against 'Superbugs'

Contaminated Gloves a No-No in Hospitals

Decrease Seen in Epidural-Related Complications for C-Sections

Delaying 2nd Shock After Cardiac Arrest Won't Boost Survival: Study

Delirium in Older Surgical Patients Threatens Recovery

Depression Common After Time Spent in ICU

Dietary Supplements Land Thousands in the ER Each Year

Do Hospital ICUs Raise Costs Without Boosting Survival?

Doctors' Body Language May Hint at Racial Bias

Doctors Rarely Discuss Religion With Critically Ill, Study Says

Each 1-Day Delay in Hospitalization Ups Risk of Ebola Death

Early Rehab May Help Spinal Cord Injury Patients

Early Treatment With Flu Antivirals May Shorten Seniors' Hospital Stay

Elderly Patients Get Unnecessary End-of-Life Treatments

Emergency Surgery Patients Often Wind Up Back in Hospital: Study

ER Death Rate in U.S. Drops by Nearly Half

ER Docs Only Ask Half of Suicidal Patients About Guns, Study Shows

ER Screenings Could Help Prevent Suicide: Study

ERs Often 'Safety Net' Care for People With Schizophrenia: CDC

Families Like Looser ICU Visitation Policies

Families of Critically Ill Patients Need Extra Support, Too

Families Say Hospice Better Than Hospital for Dying Cancer Patients

Feeling Old? Your Risk for Hospitalization May Rise

Few Americans Know Warning Signs of Stroke

Fewer Advanced Alzheimer's Patients on Feeding Tubes

Flu Hits Poor Neighborhoods the Hardest, Study Shows

Flu Shot Safe for Surgery Patients in Hospital: Study

Flu Shot Tied to Fewer Hospitalizations, Deaths in Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Flu Vaccine May Also Protect Against Pneumonia

Guidelines for Preventing Catheter Infections in ICU Often Ignored: Study

Gun Injuries More Often Fatal Now, Study Finds

Health Problems Can Plague Seniors After Cancer Surgery

Health Tip: Take Charge of Your Health

Hepatitis C Reported at 19 Dialysis Clinics: CDC

Home Births May Be Safe for 'Low-Risk' Pregnancies: Study

Hospital Care for Nonfatal Gun Wounds Costs $679 Million a Year

Hospital Prices Vary Widely Across the United States

Hospital Volume Tied to Success of Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer

Hospitals' Brain Death Policies Vary Dramatically, Study Finds

Hospitals Doing Better Job of Promoting Breast-feeding: CDC

Hospital's Experience Helps Predict Stroke Results

Hunger Sending Some Americans to the Hospital

Infants Born to Drug-Abusing Mothers Often Readmitted to Hospital

Infections, Not Clumsiness, Cause Many Falls

Is Monthly Rotation of Medical Residents a Risky Time for Patients?

Just 6 Percent of Chest Pain Cases in ER Are Life-Threatening: Study

Kids at Growing Risk of Deadly 'Superbug' Infection: Study

Kids' ER Visits for Medicine Overdoses Dropping: Report

Lack of Pharmacy Access May Send Some Seniors Back to Hospital

Location is Key to Help Hospital Hand Sanitizers Get Used

Long Nursing Shifts Linked to Job Dissatisfaction

Majority of U.S. Hospitals Don't Require Flu Shots for Staffers: Survey

Many COPD Patients Have Trouble Finding Care

Many Critically Ill Patients Lack 'Do Not Resuscitate' Orders

Many Doctors Admit Difficulty in Treating Unexplained Stroke: Poll

Many Kidney Transplant Patients Land in ER Within 2 Years: Study

Many Stroke Patients Prefer Video Follow-Up Versus Phone Call

Medical Errors: A Hidden Killer

Medical Gowns, Gloves Often Source of Contamination: Study

Medication Errors Seen in Half of All Operations in Study

Minority Patients in ER Less Likely to Get Painkillers for Abdominal Pain

More Evidence Obamacare Is Lowering Numbers of Uninsured

More Kids Burned, Hospitalized as Fireworks Sales Rules Ease

More Older Americans Falling Prey to Bike Injuries

More People Surviving Sudden Liver Failure

More U.S. Women Delivering Babies at Home or Birth Centers

Most Americans Will Experience At Least 1 Diagnostic Error: Report

New Antibiotic-Resistant 'Superbug' an Emerging Threat, CDC Says

Newborns Vulnerable to Common Staph Infections: Study

Obese Preschoolers More Likely to Be Hospitalized

Obesity Linked to More Severe Bone, Joint Injuries

Obesity Won't Affect Joint Surgery Safety, Study Finds

Older, Sicker Patients Admitted to Hospitals on Weekends, Study Says

Out-of-Pocket X-Ray, CT Scan Costs Vary Widely

Overweight, Obese Kids Fare Worse in Hospital ICUs, Study Finds

Pain Relief Advice May Help ER Patients With Terminal Cancer

Palliative Care Cuts Costs for Cancer Patients With Other Health Problems

Persistent Critical Illness May Keep Patients From Leaving ICU

Placing Large Catheter in Vein Under Collarbone Best, Study Finds

Poll: Americans Want Bold Action to Keep Health Care Costs Down

Post-Op Bacterial Infection Raises Odds for Complications, Death

Prior C-Section Raises Risk of Complications With Home Birth

Private Rooms May Save Money By Cutting Hospital Infection Rates

Program Cut Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections

Rural Hospitals Often Safer, Cheaper for Common Surgeries: Study

Rural Kids Face Special Challenges When Seriously Ill: Study

Secondhand Smoke May Double Risk of Hospitalization for Kids With Asthma

Seniors Often Bring Drug-Resistant Germs to Rehab Centers

Seniors Often Underestimate Their Frailty, Study Finds

Sensitive Blood Test May Help Rule Out Heart Attack

Serious Illness Affects Bone Health

Skin-to-Skin Contact May Lower Preemies' Risk of Death: Review

Small Hospitals Seeing More Drug-Resistant E. Coli Infections

Smog Linked to Heart Disease in Seniors

Smokers With Pneumonia at Risk for Lung Cancer: Study

Some Women Face Geographic Barriers to Breast Reconstruction

Stereotypes Can Hurt a Patient's Care

Studies Reveal Gender Gap in Heart Care

Studies: 2 Ways Obamacare Is Saving Money

Study Casts Doubt on Effectiveness of COPD Drug

Study Finds Blood Test May Detect Concussion in Kids

Study Finds Shortage of Surgeries in World's Poorest Countries

Study Links Home Births to Slightly Higher Infant Death Risk

Study: VA Hospitals Compare Favorably to Non-VA Centers

Surgical Safety Checklists May Shorten Hospital Stays, Save Lives

Terminal Cancer Patients in U.S. Less Likely to Die in Hospitals

Time to Follow-Up After a Positive Colon Cancer Test Varies by Hospital

Tonsillectomy for Sleep Apnea Carries Risks for Some Kids: Study

Too Much Traffic in OR May Put Patients at Risk, Study Finds

Trauma Care Workers at Risk for 'Compassion Fatigue'

Treating Older Patients for Pneumonia in ICU May Boost Survival, But Not Costs

Troubled Kids' Psychiatric Care Often Delayed by Insurance Rules

Useless Treatments Common in Young, Terminal Cancer Patients

VA Hospital Care Improving, Study Suggests

Weekend Childbirth Riskier, British Study Suggests

Women Get Worse Cardiac Arrest Care Than Men: Study

Young Adults Would Delay Seeking Stroke Treatment: Survey

Zip Line Injuries on the Rise