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Date Title
12/14/11 Bronchitis and Asthma Most Commonly Treated Conditions Among Children
12/1/11 Cost of Hospitalization Highest Among the Nonelderly
11/9/11 More Seniors Getting Pneumonia Shots, But Some Lag Behind
11/3/11 Knee Replacements Up Dramatically Among Adults 45 to 64 Years Old
10/27/11 Heart Disease, Cancer and Trauma-Related Disorders Among the Most Costly Conditions for Men
10/19/11 Expenditures for Chronic Pain Care for Women at Nearly $13 Billion in 2008
10/12/11 Children's Use of Asthma Controller Drugs Doubles
10/6/11 Blood Infections Most Costly Hospital Care in 2009
9/28/11 One in Four Americans Treated for Hypertension
9/14/11 Hospital Readmissions for COPD Highest Among Black Patients
9/8/11 Hospitalizations for Eating Disorders Declined, but Big Increase Seen in Pica Disorder
9/1/11 More Than 20,000 Emergency Room Visits for Air and Paintball Gun Injuries in 2008
8/25/11 Hospital Deaths from Heart Failure Cut by Half Over Seven Years
8/10/11 Hospitalizations for Children with Influenza and Skin Infections Increased in the Last Decade
8/4/11 Arizona and Maryland See Great Drop in In-Hospital Deaths From Pneumonia
7/28/11 Drug Expenses for Children With Asthma More Than Doubled in 10 Years
7/21/11 Heart Disease, Cancer and Mental Disorders Among the Most Costly Conditions for Women
7/14/11 How Much Do Employees Pay for Health Care Coverage? Depends on Where They Live
6/29/11 Black Children More Likely to Be Hospitalized for Severe Asthma Attacks
6/22/11 Who Paid More Than 10 Percent of Their Family Income for Medical Expenses?
6/16/11 Six of Every 10 Rural Emergency Departments Visits Made by Poor Patients
6/8/11 Employees' Share of Health Plan Premium Costs Up Dramatically
6/2/11 Readmissions in 30 Days Account for up to a Quarter of Hospital Stays in Adult Medicaid Patients
5/25/11 School-Age Children Treated Most Often for Sports-Related Concussions
5/19/11 Most American Women Experience Complications During Delivery
5/12/11 More Rural Americans Treated in Emergency Departments for Eye Injuries
5/4/11 Over 3 Million Look to Hospitals for Headache Relief, Particularly for Migraines
4/28/11 Use of Episiotomy and Forceps During Childbirth Down, C-Section Rates Up
4/20/11 Hospital Outpatient Care Represents More Than 20 Percent of all Ambulatory Care Costs in U.S.
4/13/11 Medication Side Effects, Injuries, Up Dramatically
4/7/11 Uninsured Hospital Stays Surged from 2003 to 2008
3/30/11 Diabetes Testing Among Poor, Minority, and Inner-City Adults Plummets
3/23/11 Colorectal Cancer Screening for Most, But Not All, Americans
3/16/11 Hospital Charges Surpass Trillion Dollar Mark
3/9/11 Dramatic Increase Seen in Patients Going from Hospitals to Home Care
3/3/11 One in Four U.S. Adults Reported Having High Blood Pressure in 2008
2/23/11 Spending for Prescriptions to Control Cholesterol and Diabetes Exceeds $52 Billion
2/16/11 Patients' Income and Where They Live Influence Hospitalization for Chronic Lung Disease
2/9/11 Almost 4 Million Adults Reported Being Treated for Kidney Disease Each Year Between 2003 and 2007
2/2/11 Aching Back Sends More Than 3 Million to Emergency Departments
1/26/11 Approximately 5 Percent of Seniors Report One or More Cognitive Disorders
1/19/11 Growth in Medicaid Patient Hospital Admissions Outpace Those for Privately Insured Patients
1/12/11 One-Fifth of the U.S. Population Has No Doctor or Other Usual Source of Medical Care
1/5/11 The Number of U.S. Adults Treated for Diabetes More Than Doubled Between 1996 and 2007

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