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Coal and steel jobs were once plentiful in Steubenville, Ohio. Today, the local hospital is the top employer in the county. Courtesy of Rana Xavier hide caption

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After Decline Of Steel And Coal, Ohio Fears Health Care Jobs Are Next

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Until the 1970s, most U.S. hospitals did not allow fathers into the delivery room for the birth of a child, or children. Bettmann/Bettmann Archive hide caption

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This Father's Day, Remembering A Time When Dads Weren't Welcome In Delivery Rooms

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Legal issues — evictions, domestic violence, or insurance claim denials, for example — all too often can cascade into problems with bad medical outcomes. Sam Edwards/Caiaimage/Getty Images hide caption

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Nursing homes and hospitals need to work harder to keep water systems from being contaminated with bacteria that cause Legionnaires' disease, the CDC says. Getty Images hide caption

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A 4-year-old regulation in New York state requires doctors and hospitals to treat sepsis using a protocol that some researchers now question. Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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Are State Rules For Treating Sepsis Really Saving Lives?

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Keyshla Rivera smiles at her newborn son Jesus as registered nurse Christine Weick demonstrates a baby box before her discharge from Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia in 2016. All mothers who deliver at the hospital receive a box, which functions as a bassinet, in an effort to reduce unsafe sleep practices. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Hospital-acquired infections are a big risk in health care, especially for older or seriously ill patients. Dana Neely/Getty Images hide caption

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A public restroom on the platform of the Central Square MBTA station in Cambridge, Mass., which people have used as a place for getting high. Jesse Costa/WBUR hide caption

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Public Restrooms Become Ground Zero In The Opioid Epidemic

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Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore opened a six-bed urgent care center next to its infusion center a couple of years ago. Of the patients who land there, about 80 percent are discharged home afterward, rather than needing admission to the hospital. Courtesy of Johns Hopkins Medicine hide caption

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On August 8, 2016, a suicide bomber killed 74 people and wounded 112 others at a government-run hospital in Quetta, Pakistan. Arshad Butt/AP hide caption

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Report: Health Workers Attacked In 23 Countries Last Year

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Pharmaceutical companies send "detailers" to hospitals to persuade doctors to prescribe their medications. IPGGutenberg UK Ltd/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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Kurt Hinrichs and his wife Alice in 2015, less than a year after Kurt had a stroke. He recovered after doctors removed the clot that was blocking blood from flowing to part of his brain. Courtesy of Kurt Hinrichs hide caption

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A Lazarus Patient And The Limits Of A Lifesaving Stroke Procedure

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At Gerald Chinchar's home in San Diego, Calif., Nurse Sheri Juan (right) checks his arm for edema that might be a sign that his congestive heart failure is getting worse. Heidi de Marco/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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For Some, Pre-Hospice Care Can Be A Good Alternative To Hospitals

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The inmates in Bellevue are awaiting trial for a variety of offenses, ranging from sleeping on the subway to murder. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Psychiatrist Recalls 'Heartbreak And Hope' On Bellevue's Prison Ward

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