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Hospital Stay May Improve When Doctor Takes Time to Connect

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Hospital's Efforts to Boost Patient Safety Pay Off

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Labeling Food With 'Stop' or 'Go' Colors Might Spur Healthier Diet

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Lupus Patients Face High Rehospitalization Rates

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Many Kids With Medicaid Use ER as Doctor's Office: CDC

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Medical Interns May Need to Brush Up on Bedside Manners

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More Americans Hospitalized for Irregular Heartbeat, Study Finds

More ERs Treating Headaches With Narcotics, Study Finds

Morphine, Blood Thinner Plavix a Bad Mix for Heart Attack Victims: Study

Muscle Weakness May Persist for Months After ICU Stay

Music Therapy May Help Teens With Cancer Cope

Natural Lighting Brightens Nurses' Outlook, Study Says

New Research May Help Spare Patients 'Accidental Awareness' During Surgery

New Tool May Help Identify Deadly Brain Bleed

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Nurse Caseloads, Education Tied to Surgery Outcomes

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Obstetric Complication Rates Vary Widely Between Hospitals in U.S.

Old-Age Specialists May Boost Recovery Among Injured Seniors

Older Black Trauma Patients Fare Better Than Whites in ER: Study

Older Patients May Fare Better in Trauma Centers That Treat More of Their Peers

Overlooked Delirium Worsens Hospital Course for People With Dementia

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Preventive Steroids May Not Help Heart Bypass

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Report Questions Effectiveness of Flu Meds

Research Shows Ways to Speed Stroke Care

Researchers Discover How Bacteria Resist Antibiotics in Hospitals

Rise in U.S. High Chair Injuries Stuns Experts

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Scientists Explore How Fecal Transplant Eases Tough Infection

Seniors With Serious Injuries Often Don't Receive Specialized Care

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Statin Therapy May Prevent Delirium in Critically Ill Patients

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Study Challenges Myths About Frequent ER Users

Study Finds Drop in Kids' Hospital-Related Infections

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Synthetic Pot Tied to Surge of Emergency Cases

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