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Tampa Bay hospitals ring in the new year by going tobacco-free
Hospitals around the Tampa Bay region are ringing in 2011 with a healthy resolution long in the works: extinguishing...
South Carolina to cover obesity surgery next year
Obese government workers in South Carolina can get stomach-shrinking surgery through the state health plan under a...
US sees drop in dangerous hospital staph illnesses
Aggressive, drug-resistant staph infections caught in hospitals or from medical treatment are becoming scarcer, another...
Study: Medical errors cost nation almost $20B each year
Preventable medical errors cost the country $19.5 billion in 2008 — or roughly $13,000 for each avoidable case...
Spinal-fluid test found to predict Alzheimer's
Researchers report that a spinal fluid test can be 100% accurate in identifying patients with significant memory loss...
Electronic surveillance is key to HAI investigation
Electronic surveillance is becoming a critical tool in an infection preventionist's arsenal of tools with which to...
Hospital savings: Salaries for doctors, not fees
Visiting the Cleveland Clinic last week, President Obama held up that well-known hospital as a model for the rest of...
The do-it-yourself house call
  Technology that aims to keep congestive heart failure patients out of the hospital is gaining traction. The...
Man falls off surgical table; St. Joseph’s Hospital sued
Max DeVries was sedated and awaiting a routine surgery when he rolled off the operating table and hit his head, where...
Earliest tests for finding breast cancer are prone to error
Monica Long had expected a routine appointment. But here she was sitting in her new oncologist’s office, and he...