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Texas Hospital Patient Expelled For Being "Illegal," Uninsured

Texas Hospital Patient Expelled For Being "Illegal," Uninsured

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Here's what we're checking out at Reporting on Health today:

Patient Expelled: In a case that raises ethical issues, a Galveston hospital expelled a patient who was being prepared for surgery because she was in the country illegally, the Houston Chronicle's Harvey Rice reports.

Nip/Tuck: One sign that the economy is rebounding: elective plastic surgery procedures are once again on the rise, reports Angela Haupt for U.S. News and World Report.

Stroke: More people under 50 are being hospitalized for stroke, even as stroke rates in the elderly are declining, according to new research from the CDC, Tara Parker-Pope reports for the New York Times. The Los Angeles Times' Jeannine Stein finds a different story in the CDC data, noting that strokes among Mexican-Americans could more than triple by 2050.

Screening: Common Sense Family Doctor blogger Kenneth Lin examines aggressively marketed "preventive" health screenings that aren't backed by evidence and are a waste of money.

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