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Date Title
12/22/10 More than One in Five Hospital Patients in 2008 Were Born in 1933 or Earlier
12/15/10 One in 16 Women Hospitalized for Childbirth Has Diabetes
12/8/10 U.S. Employers Lost Nearly 3 Weeks of Work per Employee Due to Sick Days
12/1/10 Hospital Admissions for Dog Bites Increase 86 Percent Over a 16-Year Period
11/18/10 Rates of Hospital Emergency Department Use Greater Among Women and Low-Income, Older, and Rural Americans
11/10/10 Dental Bills High in California
11/3/10 Four Million Hospital Admissions Potentially Unnecessary
10/27/10 Older Americans Getting Pneumonia Shots but Not Enough
10/20/10 Stroke Survival Greater for Men Than Women After Hospital Treatment
10/13/10 Hospital Charges for 1 in 20 Hospital Stays Averaged $18,000 per Day
9/29/10 Prostate Cancer Deaths Drop, But Blacks Still Most Likely To Die
9/23/10 Potentially Avoidable Hospitalizations High Among Patients Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid
9/20/10 Diabetes Pills Use Up—Insulin Use Down
9/9/10 Most Public Hospitals Are in Rural Areas
9/1/10 Oregon and Vermont Show Fewest Hospitalizations for Children With Asthma
8/25/10 Health Care-Associated Infections Greatly Increase the Length and Cost of Hospital Stays
8/18/10 Potentially Avoidable Hospitalizations for Heart Failure Lowest in Mountain States
8/13/10 Treating Americans With Diabetes Cost Hospitals $83 Billion
8/4/10 Heart Bypass Surgery Death Rates Drop Sharply
7/28/10 Price Tag for Treating Back Problems Now Totals $30.5 Billion
7/20/10 Cost of Family Coverage Provided by Employers 1.5 Times More in 2009 Than in 2000
7/14/10 Use of Physical Restraint in Nursing Homes Cut by Half in 8 Years
7/8/10 Mental Disorders and/or Substance Abuse Related to One of Every Eight Emergency Department Cases
6/30/10 Blacks Hospitalized for High Blood Pressure Five Times More Often Than Whites
6/23/10 Employees in Small Businesses Are More Likely to Have High-Premium Health Plans
6/16/10 Men Shy Away from Routine Medical Appointments
6/9/10 Cost of Hospital Treatment for Blood Infection Surges, Especially for Uninsured Patients
6/3/10 Deaths from Complications Drop, Disparities Remain
5/26/10 One in Four Patients Experienced Revolving-Door Hospitalizations
5/20/10 Hospital Heart Attack Deaths Plummet
5/12/10 Screening Women for Osteoporosis Up Dramatically
5/5/10 Disparities Widen in the Use of Asthma Medications
4/29/10 The Scale Has Barely Moved for Healthy Eating Advice from Doctors
4/20/10 Black Children Hospitalized More Often for Ruptured Appendix
4/14/10 For 1 in 10 Medicaid Patients, It's Back to the Hospital in Less Than a Month
4/8/10 More Adults With Diabetes Are Getting Flu Shots
3/31/10 Hospital Charges For the Uninsured Up Substantially
3/25/10 Why Women Are Admitted to the Hospital
3/18/10 Treating Blood Infections Tops Annual Hospital Cost Increases
3/10/10 Cholesterol and Diabetes Lead Drug Spending for the Elderly
3/4/10 Patients Admitted to Hospitals on a Weekend Wait for Major Procedures
2/24/10 Two-Thirds of State and Local Government Workers Get Their Health Plans From Their Employers
2/17/10 More Than Half of All Hospital Procedures Are Done Outpatient
2/4/10 Prescription Drug Purchases Increase for Treatment of Digestive Conditions
1/28/10 Medicare Pays Almost Half of Rural Hospital Stays
1/20/10 One in 13 U.S. Adults Who Needed to See a Specialist Reported Access to Be a "Big Problem"
1/13/10 Emergency Departments Treat 3.5 Million Crash Victims a Year

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