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CDC lowers flu season death estimate
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday substantially lowered its often-quoted estimate of how many...
Las Vegas panel discusses how best to stem the spread of infection
A Las Vegas Sun investigation found that lethal “superbugs" are infecting thousands of patients in local...
'We're the ones who are in there. Our lives are entrusted to them'
Nevada State Sen. Shirley Breeden understands the patient suffering caused by hospital-acquired infections. While she...
Tennessee works to reduce risk of hospital blood infections
Tennessee's frailest and tiniest infants go to intensive care units to get healthier, but in some cases the feeding...
Chronic illnesses driving up MI’s healthcare costs
Chronic illnesses, such as asthma, diabetes and heart disease, are costing Michigan big bucks, according to a study...
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...
Can chance make you a killer?
Imagine you are a hospital doctor. Some patients die. But how many is too many before you or your hospital are labelled...
Florida hospitals join forces to cut readmissions
Eighty-one hospitals in Florida are teaming up with one important goal: to reduce the number of infections...
Is a hospital visit in July bad for your well-being?
Do hospitals, like resort hotels, have an offseason? If they do, the month of July might be it. The so-called July...
A breakthrough in medical transparency
Almost no one has had access to meaningful information about the quality of Las Vegas-area hospitals. Until now. The...