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Sepsis Survival Rates, Costs Vary Greatly by Hospital
Higher-spending hospitals do not achieve better blood infection survival rates, Massachusetts researchers say, echoing...
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...
Cancer is the world’s costliest disease
Cancer is the world's top "economic killer" as well as its likely leading cause of death, the American Cancer...
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...
Arsenal of antibiotics not being restocked
We have come to expect that modern medicine can cure just about any infection. But bacteria are finding ways to evade...
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...
Obesity rates keep rising, troubling health officials
Americans are continuing to get fatter and fatter, with obesity rates reaching 30 percent or more in nine states last...
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...
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