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In one of the first major examinations of how extremely premature babies in this country fare according to the care they receive, a study has found that the infants face stark differences in how hard hospitals try to save them.
A hospital closure can send tremors through a city or town, leaving residents fearful about how they will be cared for in emergencies and serious illnesses.
The mind-bogglingly complex American health-care system took a step toward user-friendliness Thursday when the federal government assigned star ratings - 1 to 5, like restaurant and movie reviews - for patient satisfaction at thousands of U.S. hospitals.
The mind-bogglingly complex American health-care system took a step toward user-friendliness Thursday when the federal government assigned star ratings - 1 to 5, like restaurant and movie reviews - for patient satisfaction at thousands of U.S. hospitals.
Investigator refutes prior findings about surge in patients
The patient with the bad heart valve will be in his 60s, say, someone who tires easily because of impaired blood flow but is otherwise in pretty good health.
When it comes to health care, what do women want? It's a question that's increasingly important to the nation's hospitals, given that women are often the family's primary researchers, advocates, caregivers, and decision-makers for health care.
Apple Inc's healthcare technology is spreading quickly among major U.S. hospitals, showing early promise as a way for doctors to monitor patients remotely and lower costs.
Most can be treated at home, but learn signs of emergency, expert advises
Proper footwear, first-aid kit and extra food are must-haves, experts say
New research finds an association, but doesn't prove cause and effect
Restricted access to eye and health care likely to blame, study authors suggest
At least 53 people in nine states have fallen ill, while 10 have been hospitalized, agency reports
But some people are using alternative tobacco products in addition to cigarettes
Even seasoned athletes are drowning because of dangerous underwater behaviors, agency says
Research is still preliminary, but implants have worked for several patients
Process isn't perfected, but looks promising, experts say
But moderate, not extreme, temperatures more deadly, researchers say
Identifying illness correctly is key to drugs' effectiveness, researcher says