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To Reduce Patient Falls, Hospitals Try Alarms, More Nurses

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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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After The Floods, Colorado Hospital Braces For Winter

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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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Boston Hospitals Share Lessons From Marathon Bombing

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For Hospital Patients, Observation Status Can Prove Costly

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As Heard On All Things Considered

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Patients Can Pay A High Price For ER Convenience

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Cerner Fights For Share In Electronic Medical Records Boom

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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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As Heard On Morning Edition

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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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How Oregon Is Getting 'Frequent Fliers' Out Of The ER

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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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Proton Beam Therapy Sparks Hospital Arms Race

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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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