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There’s a sharp spike in hospitalizations this flu season

Jan 5, 2018
Hospitals across the country are seeing a sharp spike in the number of hospitalizations this flu season, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It seems the strain of the virus that’s circulating is particularly vicious. That means higher costs for patients – and headaches for hospitals. Click the audio player above to […]

Stopping ICU delirium by getting patients moving

May 2, 2017
Doctor says the treatment plan makes a 'massive difference' to those in critical care.
Nurse Kim My, left, and physical therapist Cara Tabor in Parkland's Surgical Intensive Care Unit.
Lauren Silverman

Ambulance service in Texas now delivering home care

Feb 16, 2017
In Fort Worth, some paramedics are taking their time with patients instead of rushing them to ERs.
MedStar still has a fleet of traditional ambulances, but community paramedics drive sedans for home visits.
Lauren Silverman

One way to cut medical errors: keep patients at home

Jun 3, 2016
It's a 'paradigm shift in medicine,' doctor says, with its own set of challenges.
It's a complicated relationship between patient and provider in the hospital at home program; if enough patients return to Mt. Sinai within 30 days, the hospital will be penalized.

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Study says patients can manage complex care at home — and cut costs

Mar 21, 2016
This study found that home care by patients saved millions and freed hospital beds
Warren J. Smith holds up his arm to show where he had an IV to administer antibiotics.
Lauren Silverman

Nursing home care is changing, and it may save money

Apr 24, 2015
A program sends doctors into nursing homes, instead of patients into hospitals.

Hospitals innovate to keep patients from coming back

Apr 8, 2015
Health providers want to cut down on readmission rates.

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Is too much financial news affecting your health?

Jan 16, 2014
New research finds a strong link between daily stock returns and hospital admissions.