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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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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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Average hospital charges for a major joint replacement, such as an artificial hip, vary widely, as this map from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services shows. HHS hide caption

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