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Date Title
12/17/08 Hospitalizations Declining for Digestive System Bleeding
12/10/08 Hospitals' Cost for the Top Six Cardiovascular Treatments Nearing $60 Billion
12/3/08 Pressure Ulcers Increasing Among Hospital Patients
11/20/08 Women Dominate Hospitalizations for Chest Pain With No Known Cause
11/12/08 Lung Cancer Rates Dropping but Hospitalization Rates Remain Constant
10/30/08 One in Five Hospital Admissions are for Patients with Mental Disorders
10/23/08 Hospital Discharges to Home Health, Nursing Homes Increasing
10/15/08 One in 10 Adults Treated for Arthritis
10/8/08 Hispanics Hospitalized at Higher Rates for Potentially Preventable Hospitalizations than Whites
9/24/2008 More U.S. Kids Getting Government Dental Insurance
9/17/2008 Patients' Hospital Bills Jumped $70 Billion in Just One Year
9/3/2008 Hospitalizations for Osteoarthritis Rising Sharply
8/27/2008 Hospital Cost Increases Appear To Be Slowing
8/20/2008 Workers at Small Companies Less Likely to Kick In Cash for Health Coverage
8/14/2008 Children Hospitalized Less Often for Asthma but More Have the Disease
8/7/2008 Health Insurance Premiums Have More Than Doubled Since 1996
7/30/2008 Rare Forms of Meningitis More Deadly Than Viral Meningitis
7/24/2008 Antidepressant Prescriptions Climb by 16 Million
7/16/2008 Hospitalizations Soar for Kids with Skin Infections
7/9/2008 Thousands Struck Down by Summer Heat, Most Are Poor
7/2/2008 Pneumonia Most Common Reason for Hospitalization
6/25/2008 Spending on Cholesterol Reducing Statins More Than Doubles in Just 5 Years
6/18/2008 Asthma Rates Soaring Among Adult Hospital Patients
6/11/2008 Treatment Costs Nearly Double For Hay Fever and Other Allergies
6/4/2008 Asian-Pacific Islanders Most Likely To Die From Serious, but Treatable, Hospital Complications
5/28/2008 Most American Adults Have at Least One Chronic Medical Condition
5/22/2008 Hospital Emergency Departments Treat Mostly Poor Children
5/14/2008 Only About 1 in 10 Adult Americans Have all the Skills Needed to Manage Their Health
5/9/2008 Hospitalizations for Ischemic Stroke Drop by One Third
4/30/2008 One in Four Disabled Seniors Use Risky or Ineffective Medicines
4/23/2008 Potentially Deadly Infection Doubles Among Hospital Patients Over Last 5 Years
4/17/2008 Premiums Rise 18 Percent For Non-Employer Health Insurance
4/9/2008 More than 200 Abused Children Under 5 Died in U.S. Hospitals in 2005
4/2/2008 Untreated Cavities 5 Times More Likely in Kids from Low-Income Communities than High-Income Ones
3/26/2008 Problems with English Help Block Many Hispanics from Medical Care
3/21/2008 Diabetes-Related Amputations Increase for Hispanics
3/13/2008 Hospital Treatment Costs for Violence Top $2 Billion Annually
3/6/2008 Mental Health Woes Remain One of the Top Reasons for Doctor Visits
2/27/2008 Chest Pain a Leading Reason for Hospital Emergency Department Visits
2/21/2008 More Consumers Buying Medicines by Mail
2/14/2008 Nearly 1 in 3 Women Have Babies by C-Section
2/6/2008 Diabetes, Cholesterol, Anti-Obesity Drugs Top Spending
1/30/2008 Epilepsy Hospitalizations Rise After 8-Year Decline
1/23/2008 Big Money: Cost of 10 Most Expensive Health Conditions Near $500 Billion
1/16/2008 Circumcision Rates Highest In Midwest, Lowest in West
1/9/2008 Shingles Sends Nearly 1 Million Americans to the Doctor
1/2/2008 Hospitalizations for Problems Caused by Severe Acid Reflux Increase By 103 Percent


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