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Falls: Hospitals Do More Harm By Keeping Patients In Bed

Dorothy Twigg was living on her own, cooking and walking without help until a dizzy spell landed her in the emergency room.

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Here’s The Kind Of Data Hackers Get About You From Hospitals

When hospital data is hacked, the public hears about the number of victims, but not what information the cybercriminals stole.

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Fixing Surprise Medical Bill Problem Shouldn’t Fall To Consumer

One point drew clear agreement Tuesday during a House subcommittee hearing: When it comes to the problem of surprise medical bills, the solution must protect patients, not demand that they be great negotiators.

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The common area of the nursing home at Westminster Village North in Indianapolis, which has benefited from additional federal Medicaid funding. (Courtesy of Westminster Village North)

Chasing Millions in Medicaid Dollars, Hospitals Buy up Nursing Homes

Westminster Village North, a nursing home and retirement community in Indianapolis, recently added 25 beds and two kitchens to speed food delivery to residents.

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Elder Abuse: ERs Learn How to Protect a Vulnerable Population

Because visits to the emergency room may be the only time an older adult leaves the house, staff in the ER can be a first line of defense, said Tony Rosen, founder and lead investigator of the Vulnerable Elder Protection Team (VEPT).

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Why Many Exit The Hospital With Opiod Prescription

It’s a common scenario: Someone checks into a hospital for surgery or an illness and leaves with a prescription for an opioid painkiller, opening the door to long-term use and dependence.

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