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90% of US Nursing Homes Found Deficient

Vast Majority of Nursing Homes Have Violations -- Are They Dangerous? How to Tell If you have a loved one…

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How Where You Live Determines Level of Medical Care

Strategies Vary By Region, but More Is Not Always Better More than 90 million Americans suffer from chronic illnesses such…

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Beware the Hospital-Nursing Home Shuttle

Many Americans with serious chronic illnesses spend their last months or years being shuttled from a nursing home to the…

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Putting ‘Home’ Back in Nursing Homes

Green Houses Provide Nursing Home Care in Familial Setting If you are seeking an alternative to institutional-style nursing care for…

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The Most Dangerous Hospital Technologies

Medical Technology That Can Be Bad for Your Health Medical technology can and often does save lives — but sometimes the…

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In the Hospital? Know Your Rights

If you’re one of the roughly 35 million Americans who is admitted to a hospital this year due to a…

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Trouble in the ER!

How to get the care you need in an emergency Overcrowding in the emergency room (ER) keeps getting worse. A…

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Hospital Readmission Epidemic

How to Stay Out After You Get Out The last thing anyone wants after spending time in the hospital is…

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Medical Test Overdose

Many Americans are getting too much radiation We worry about radiation from nuclear reactors, power lines and even cell phones.…

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Check Hospital’s Quality Ratings Before You Enter

Where to Find Hospital History on Safety, Infection Rates, Medical Errors and More We live in an age of increasing…

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Survival Odds 70% Better at Top Hospitals

Geography and Individual Performance Make a Big Difference The death rate at the highest-ranked US hospitals is 70% lower than…

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Are Specialty Cardiac Hospitals Better?

More Money Is Made, But It Doesn't Appear that More Lives Are Saved... There's a new trend in the delivery…

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How to Survive a Trip to the ER

To experience true chaos, just visit an emergency room. Through those metal doors is a busy, often disorganized place that…

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Teaching Hospitals: Not Always the Best Choice

When it comes to getting the best hospital care, teaching hospitals have a stellar reputation, but, sadly, it’s not always…

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How Hospital Patients Double Their Risk for Complications…or Death

You’ve been at the hospital healing from an illness, injury or procedure for several days or longer…and your doctor tells…