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Date   Title
12/21/2005 New York's Medicaid Pays Double the Program's Average National Share of Health Expenses
12/13/2005 One in Three Patients Hospitalized for Depression Also Has a Substance Abuse-related Mental Disorder
12/6/2005 One-fifth of All Hispanics Under Age 65 Are Chronically Uninsured
11/29/2005 The Nation's Top 10 Drugs Cost $34 Billion
11/16/2005 Medicare's Hospital Bill
11/9/2005 As Part D Medicare Nears, Five Drug Classes Dominate Spending by the Elderly
11/1/2005 Medicare and Medicaid Pay Nearly 85 Percent of the National Hospital Bill for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
10/25/2005 Large Percentages of U.S. Adults with Potentially Life-threatening Chronic Diseases Continue to Smoke
10/18/2005 Hospitals Treat More Than Half a Million Patients for Diabetes
9/27/2005 Use of Cholesterol-Fighting Drugs Soars in Just 5 Years But Increase Varies by Race and Ethnicity
9/21/2005 Hospital Blood Transfusions Have More Than Doubled Since 1993
9/13/2005 Hospital Charges for Back Care Have Nearly Doubled
9/6/2005 Sports Injuries and Motor Vehicle Accidents Dominate Medical Expenses for Injuries
8/30/2005 The Number of Americans Treated for Potentially Fatal Blood Poisoning Is Increasing
8/23/2005 Family Health Insurance Premiums Have Risen 79 Percent and 89 Percent, Respectively, for Workers and Employers Since 1996
8/16/2005 Nearly 300,000 Americans Are Hospitalized Every Year for Medication Poisoning; Half Are Suicides or Suicide Attempts
8/6/2005 Worker Enrollment in Health insurance Plans Offered by Large Employers Varies Widely by Industry
8/2/2005 These Are the Top Five Procedures Performed on Hospital Patients
7/26/2005 Younger Americans, Especially Men, Most Likely To Skip Health Insurance
7/19/2005 Top Five Most Costly Conditions Treated in U.S. Hospitals
7/11/2005 Spending on Top 10 Outpatient Prescription Drugs
6/28/2005 Hospital Admissions for Stroke Are Dropping
6/20/2005 What Hospitals Bill for Childbirth
6/13/2005 Trend Data on the Five Most Costly Medical Conditions
6/8/2005 Brain Injury Is the Most Frequent Cause of Death Among Younger Americans
6/3/2005 C-Section Rates in the United States
5/26/2005 Motorcycle Crash-Related Injuries—Types and Costs
5/23/2005 New Data About People Who Are High Users of Health Care
5/16/2005 Trends in Antidepressant Use
5/10/2005 Trend Data on Individual Health Insurance Policies
4/26/2005 Hispanics and the Uninsured Are Less Likely to Get Prompt Care for Urgent Health Needs

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