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“The treatment of amputees is in the dark ages, and COVID only made the dark ages darker,” said Dr. Demetrios Macris, a vascular surgeon in San Antonio, Texas.
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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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Raj Kumari lost vision in her right eye due to measles. She was never vaccinated for the disease.

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Learn the promises and pitfalls of using hospital safety data in your reporting in this Q&A with Kaiser Health News' Jordan Rau.

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The size of a toddler, the organ damage of a 90 year old and the mind of a teenager.

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Until the 1980s, few West Virginians are overweight in archival photos. In the 1960s and 1970s, during the poverty war, Americans got used to seeing pictures of bone-thin West Virginians on the evening news. Only 13.4 percent of Americans were obese then.

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Isabelle Walker's fellowship project put the spotlight on lack of respite care for community's neediest.

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So how can a hospital be judged so deficient by federal inspectors, yet rank among the best in U.S. News & World Report?

It's all in the methodology.

 
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Fast food and food stamps, cutbacks in worker safety programs, Jerry's Kids loses Jerry and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Homeless people who are discharged from acute care hospital to a step-down care center, or medical respite bed, are less likely to be readmitted in 90-days, according to an October, 2009 study in The Journal of Prevention and Intervention in The Community.

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Nowhere was the massive COVID wave of winter 2021 more devastating than in America’s nursing homes, where 71,000 residents died in the surge. In this webinar, we’ll hear from the lead reporter in the USA Today series "Dying for Care," who will show how an original data analysis and an exhaustive reporting effort revealed a pattern of unnecessary deaths that compounded the pandemic’s brutal toll. Sign-up here!

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