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Second person denied AZ transplant coverage dies
A second transplant candidate denied coverage because of state budget cuts has died, and hospital officials say the...
Web Exclusive: Stroke Mortality Rate Higher for Weekend Admissions
Regardless of stroke severity, patients admitted to the hospital on weekends are slightly more likely to die than those...
Web Exclusive: Behind the Huge Variations in Dialysis Patient Mortality
Despite the federal government picking up nearly all dialysis costs for half a million U.S. patients each year, the...
UT Southwestern faculty let unsupervised resident doctors operate at Parkland
Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas has allowed trainee doctors, known as residents, to operate with...
Baylor heart hospital has lowest readmission rate in the U.S. for second straight year
Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital, for the second year in a row, had the lowest readmission rate for heart...
Doctors reconsider old antibiotics despite risks
More than half a century ago, when antibiotics were transforming modern medicine, a now almost forgotten drug was...
Hospital ICU deaths more likely on weekends
Patients admitted to an intensive care unit over the weekend may be more likely to die than those admitted at other...
Lifesaving drugs may be killing health workers
Healthcare workers are being diagnosed with cancers that occupational-health specialists say could be linked to...
Web Exclusive: More Costly Spine Surgery Has Higher Mortality Than Simpler Procedure, Says Study
According to a study, surgeons are performing more dangerous, difficult, and expensive spine surgeries involving fusion...
Massachusetts patient death rate a concern
Despite the state’s reputation for top medical care, hospital patients in Massachusetts die at a higher...