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

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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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Every ER has patients like "Sam." The staff call them "frequent fliers" because they patch them up and discharge them, only to watch them return an hour or a day or a week later with another problem.  How much should the health care system spend to help someone who won't help himself? 

 

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