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After Reynolds' death, the media gathered around the idea of “broken heart syndrome.” Who called up neurologists to ask how to recognize or prevent a stroke? Practically no one.
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A provision under the Affordable Care Act allows Medicare to penalize hospitals for high readmission rates within 30 days of discharge, particularly among patients with heart attacks, heart failure or pneumonia. So hospitals near and far have begun various initiatives.

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While the news about her return to work was celebratory for all, Robin Roberts talked about some of the expected and probably didn't realize she also disclosed unexpected information.

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How can journalists work better with patients to tell their stories? Here's advice from one experienced patient.

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A federally-funded health center, Cabin Creek Health Systems accepts patients whether they can pay or not. Freida Smith is one of their 14,000 patients.

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For four hours, Bill Hall used to lie on a padded vinyl recliner, one arm stretched out, two thick needles sticking out of it. One needle drained the blood from his body. The other put it back.

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Surrogate markers may not tell the whole story - and we explain why in our latest entry to our online toolkit.

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Savings from the medical-loss ratio rule, health-industry sprawl, evidence that bad news can cause heart attacks and more from our Daily Briefing.

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West Virginia has the nation's worst statistics in 10 of 12 categories in the new 2011 Gallup Healthways ranking. More than one in three West Virginians -- 35.3 percent -- are now obese.

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Reporters sometimes treat medicine as if newer is always better. It's not. Here's how to accurately report on the potential harms of a new treatment.

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