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Three perils of skilled nursing facilities

Some skilled nursing facilities lack adequate staffing to provide quality patient care

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Comparing care at teaching hospitals to non-teaching hospitals

A Harvard study favors teaching hospitals, but read why that is not consistently true

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In some areas, VA hospital care may be better than you think

Study published in June 2017 shows that VA hospitals out-performed non-VA hospitals in key areas

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Dental local anesthetic injections can cause nerve damage

Neurologic risks from needle placement, toxic anesthetic medications, and hematomas

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How to select an emergency room

Seven Texas hospitals made the list of the busiest ERs in America

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The importance of pre-surgery cardiac clearance

Do not allow your doctors go through the motions when it comes to cardiac clearnace

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Rushed doctors can place outdated, inaccurate information in your electronic medical record

Study shows only 18% of a typical doctor's note is written by the doctor. Where does the rest of it come from?

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Reducing your risk of getting a bad infection in the hospital

Medical error is the third-leading cause of death in America, and bungling the treatment of infections is one of the top medical errors

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The risks of liposuction

Liposuction is the world's most common cosmetic surgery, but it is not risk-free

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The important nursing role in bedsore prevention

Nurses sometimes ignore the standardized tools in place to identify at-risk patients, and to prevent and treat pressure injuries

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