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Destroyed vehicles are piled up in the parking lot of the Joplin Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo., after a tornado moved through the city, damaging the hospital and hundreds of homes and businesses. Mark Schiefelbein/AP hide caption

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Mark Schiefelbein/AP

A study at Pennsylvania State University on autopsies found treatment should have been different in about a quarter of cases. Nicholas Monu/ hide caption

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Nicholas Monu/

Most doctors surveyed said they think visits to emergency rooms will increase as the new health law is implemented. hide caption

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A nurse uses an alcohol-based hand gel. A new $1 billion proposal from Health and Human Services aims to cut down on preventable hospital infections and patient readmissions. Dave Weaver/Associated Press hide caption

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Dave Weaver/Associated Press

Maryland hospitals are promoting hand washing among other measures to prevent patient infections. Leah-Anne Thompson/ hide caption

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