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Tue, 13 Dec 2016 08:06:41 ESTColumnist Laura Landro offers eight tips in her concluding column on how patients can get the best care and avoid harm in the health-care system.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:50:02 ESTMore hospitals evaluate patients for memory and thinking problems amid evidence the trauma of an operation can worsen cognitive decline.
Mon, 07 Nov 2016 23:12:58 ESTDoctors find hip fracture patients have better recoveries, lower mortality rates and fewer hospital complications when they are operated on sooner.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:23:44 EDTPediatric practices are using new methods, including texts, to get parents to follow the recommended doctor-visit schedule for their children, which includes about a dozen appointments by the time they turn three.
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 02:34:11 EDTHospitals hope added face time and personal attention in the patient's room will help make recovery easier.
Tue, 25 Sep 2012 13:30:54 EDTA push is on to establish more full-fledged medical clinics within public schools and make the school nurse a more active participant in children's medicine.
Wed, 13 May 2009 11:34:37 EDTThe flu outbreak has focused a spotlight on a looming risk for hospitals and their patients: a shortage of technicians to run critical lab tests.
Wed, 25 Jun 2008 03:04:00 EDTMedical-ethics teams are increasingly the arbiters of agonizing health decisions. But as the number of hospitals with consulting services has grown, so have questions about how qualified some of these professionals are to render life-and-death advice.
Wed, 11 Jun 2008 23:29:00 EDTThe season of germ warfare is upon us. Not without good reason have we become a society of germophobes, toting antibacterial gels and wipes, taking other precautions. But how at risk are we for serious infections in our everyday lives?
Wed, 28 May 2008 03:12:00 EDTPatients suffer higher rates of death, complications and medical errors when they are treated during thinly staffed off hours. Now, some hospitals are taking steps to improve safety and reduce their own legal liability from mishaps.
Tue, 13 May 2008 21:32:00 EDTA number of new programs are stepping up efforts to match patients to clinical trials as concern grows about a shortfall of participants.
Tue, 29 Apr 2008 23:38:00 EDTThe possibility of a rare but potentially deadly reaction to anesthesia is putting a spotlight on the many doctors' offices and surgical centers where a growing number of surgical procedures are performed.