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Medicare Penalizes Nearly 1,500 Hospitals For Poor Quality Scores

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Dietary supplements are generally defined as vitamins, minerals, herbs and extracts. They're regulated as a unique category of food by the Food and Drug Administration. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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New York University's Langone Medical Center in New York City is considered in-network for relatively few of the health plans offered in the state marketplace. Glen Argov/Landov hide caption

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So You Found An Exchange Plan. But Can You Find A Provider?

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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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Boston Hospitals Share Lessons From Marathon Bombing

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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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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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