Some patients at MultiCare Auburn Medical Center in Washington are given wristbands showing that they have a high risk of falling. John Ryan/KUOW hide caption

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Hospital intensive care units save lives, but people there often suffer from delirium. Cal EMA / Flickr hide caption

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One bad winter storm could leave Estes Park Medical Center isolated and unable to transfer seriously ill patients to facilities with intensive care units and other specialized services. Eric Whitney hide caption

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A Boston police officer wheels an injured boy down Boylston Street as medical workers carry an injured runner after the Boston Marathon bombing in April. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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The next bed could cost you a lot if the hospital says you're there on observation. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Pretty servers hold private health data at Cerner. Courtesy of Cerner Corp. hide caption

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Baltimore Archbishop William Lori gave voice to a letter Catholic groups sent to the administration and Congress to protest insurance rules for contraceptives. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Jeremie Seals used to go to the hospital emergency room to avoid sleeping in his car. Kristian Foden-Vencil/OPB hide caption

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A construction worker paints walls at the Maryland Proton Treatment Center in Baltimore. Each of the center's five rooms will contain a massive piece of equipment that will rotate around a cancer patient to deliver a special kind of radiation. Jenny Gold/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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To fight antibiotic-resistant staph germs like these, a study suggests disinfecting the skin of all intensive care patients. Janice Carr/CDC hide caption

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