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A new study examined vitamin C to fight sepsis. The results are… complicated.

October 11, 2019

Providers in recent years have turned to vitamin C to treat sepsis based on limited evidence, and a study recently published in JAMA that sought to demonstrate whether the treatment is effective has left providers with no clear answers.

Why doctors do (and don't) attend their patients' funerals

October 9, 2019

While most doctors participate in their own bereavement practices following the death of a patient, it is uncommon for them to attend a patient's funeral, according to a research review recently published in the journal Medicine.

Map: See the 2,583 hospitals that face readmission penalties this year

October 8, 2019

Medicare last week began the latest payment adjustments to hospitals under the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, and more than 2,500 hospitals will face penalties for fiscal year 2020, according to a Kaiser Health News analysis.

Meet the nurse who calms anxious parents in Boston Children's waiting room

October 8, 2019

At Boston Children's Hospital, surgical liaison Kathy Delaney, a nurse by training, serves as an emissary between the operating room and the surgical waiting room, keeping anxious parents updated on the status of their children during their procedures.

Trump admin will deny visas to those without health insurance

October 7, 2019

President Trump on Friday issued a proclamation that could deny immigrants' visas if they cannot prove they can afford to cover their medical expenses or that they will be enrolled in health coverage.

Sanders had a heart attack. What does that mean for his presidential campaign?

October 7, 2019

After news broke that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was hospitalized for chest pain Tuesday, his presidential campaign on Friday disclosed that Sanders experienced a heart attack and was treated at Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas.

UPS is expanding its drone delivery program for medical supplies

October 3, 2019

The Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday announced that it will allow the United Parcel Service to expand its drone medical supply delivery project in North Carolina.

What hospital ombudsmen really do (and why some patients hire their own advocates instead)

October 3, 2019

To navigate an increasingly complex and at times overwhelming health care system, patients are turning to hospital ombudsmen and private patient advocates to navigate their care.

Meet Ed Garner, the only physician in 'the middle of nowhere'

October 2, 2019

For years, Ed Garner has been the only practicing physician for 11,000 square miles of Van Horn, Texas, where he sees patients day and night at the only hospital for more than 100 miles in either direction.

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