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Let's stand up publicly to support patient safety and Alan Bavley, the Kansas City Star reporter whose coverage of medical malpractice caused federal health officials to remove a public doctors database and threaten Bavley with fines.

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Can strict rules regulating when and where health care workers may wear hospital scrubs really stem the spread of antibiotic-resistant germs? Dr. David C. Martin weighs in with a guest post.

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Illinois state lawmaker Mary Flowers plans to resurrect some of the state's patient rights' legislation. Here's how she plans to do it.

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Illinois state Rep. Mary Flowers talks with me about how Antidote's Doctors Behaving Badly series helped revive her patient safety bill.

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Researchers are finally starting to answer the question of whether hospital scrubs can pose a danger to patients — and people on the subway.

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Everyone worries about whether medical residents are getting enough rest to safely care for patients. But why aren't hospitalized patients — especially children — allowed to get the sleep they need to recover?

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Two good news stories for hospital patients, the link between online games and child obesity, and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Troubled doctors escape sanctions in California, HIPAA irony alert, Walgreens to sell health insurance, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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I've been a health reporter for a number of years and, in the past few have focused increasingly on issues of cost and quality. I am still amazed at how opaque these issues are and how reluctant the medical community is to talk about them. Often, when I ask about quality I'm met with incredulity. How dare I question the medical care provided?

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Recounting a tornado's path through Joplin's hospital, hospitals sanctioned in California, and seniors loading up on caffeinated energy drinks, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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