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Before You Leave the Hospital: Do This

After your stay at a hospital is over, there’s something that you should do before you step out the door.…

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Hospitals You Should Avoid

How to Select the Very Best Hospital Every Time Going to the hospital... it sounds almost quaint to the modern…

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Does Mental Health Deteriorate in Hospitals?

Delirium Is On the Rise in Health-Care Settings It sounds like something from a scary movie. An elderly person goes…

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How to Get Back to Life After Illness or Injury

A Rehab Center Can Make a Huge Difference I was dismayed when my friend Pete -- a vigorous 62-year-old, and…

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Drug Shortages at US Hospitals

Is Your Hospital Properly Stocked? You’re really sick or badly injured and you have to be admitted to the hospital.…

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Protect Your Mind in the ICU

Alarms buzzing, respirators whooshing, phones ringing, pagers beeping, elevators pinging, staffers talking, patients groaning—there’s a constant cacophony in the intens...

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Is Safety a Problem at Teaching Hospitals?

Are Teaching Hospitals Safer and Better than Community Hospitals... or Less So? A friend was recently diagnosed with an unusual…

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How to Get Top-Notch Medical Care — No Matter Where You Are

New Technologies Allow You to Get Treated by a Specialist Who May Be Hundreds of Miles Away Imagine this: On…

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Never Get a Blood Transfusion in These Countries

And Other Health Precautions When You Travel It’s much easier to cope with medical emergencies at home than in a…

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How to Leave the Hospital Alive

Dr. G's strategies to prevent medical errors As a medical examiner, I discover during autopsies why some people die unexpectedly.…

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Drugstore Medical Clinics Scorecard

Walk-In Clinics Are Convenient and Can Save Money, But Be Careful Americans spend double what residents of many other industrialized…

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Decisions for Best Treatments for You

Investment in Comparative Effectiveness Research May Create New Problems Comparative effectiveness research (CER)... if you’ve been following the health care…

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Nursing Shortage Impacts Hospital Stay

How to Ensure Quality Care When In the Hospital Ever ring the call buzzer in the hospital to get a…

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The Right Hospital Computer Systems Can Save Your Life

Electronic Medical Records Improve Care and Outcome Hospital IT — who’d have thought such a dry topic would be so frequently…

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How Does Your Hospital Measure Up?

New ratings can help you find the best care available If you or a family member is hospitalized for a…