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VT may build new state hospital
Gov. Peter Shumlin is considering going in a new direction than his predecessor regarding the future of the Vermont...
What happened to the family doctor?
Primary-care doctors take care of the young, the old and the in-between; the sick, the well and the dying. Ideally...
How Can Physicians Close the Disparity Gap?
Under healthcare reform, millions of currently uninsured will be become part of the insured, and it is hoped, will be...
Web Exclusive: Prescription Instructions Confuse Even Educated Patients
Following instructions to take multiple medications a day is a complex task that led 85% of patients in a study to...
Web Exclusive: Informal May be Best Approach to End-of-Life Conversations
How a doctor guides family members through the details of a patient's critical illness may influence caregivers...
Limits on test drugs add to patients' ordeals
Lorraine Heidke-McCartin, 54, has experienced heartening victories and wrenching setbacks in her fight with breast...
Study linking vaccine to autism was fraud, Lancet reports
The first study to link a childhood vaccine to autism was based on doctored information about the children involved...
Nurse accuses hospital employees of posting Facebook photos of sedated patients
A former nurse is seeking more than $15 million from a Tyler hospital alleging she was fired after complaining about...
Doctor will Skype you now:More MDs use Web for house calls
Web camera doctors' appointments have their benefits and their drawbacks. Free online video-chat services let doctors...
US alters rule on paying for end-of-life planning
The Obama administration, reversing course, will revise a Medicare regulation to delete references to end-of-life...

Book: Effectively Managing Patient Education:
It's easy to build or improve a patient education program with this book and CD-ROM. It delivers get step-by-step...
Book: Reducing Readmissions: A Blueprint for Improving Care Transitions
As the healthcare industry implements reforms that will penalize hospitals for readmissions deemed unnecessary, it’s...
Audio Conference: Delivering Inpatient Notifications
During this 90-minute audio conference, our speakers use a fictional case to show you how to appropriately deliver each...
Audio Conference: Medical Interpreter Programs: Meet the Needs of Your Patient Population
Meet the language needs of your community and comply with new Joint Commission patient-centered communication...
Audio Conference: Reduce Transition-Induced Readmissions Through Improved Transition Management
CMS will begin collecting data that will determine if a hospital will incur financial penalties for excess readmissions...
Continuing Education: 7th Annual AHAP Conference: Las Vegas, NV
The AHAP conference brings together survey professionals to discuss solutions and best practices to achieve continual...