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The new hospital garment ties in the front, like a robe, allowing the patient more modesty than the standard gown. Sophie Sahara Barkham/courtesy Care+Wear hide caption

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Can A Patient Gown Makeover Move Hospitals To Embrace Change?

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The scientists tested tissue samples from the brains of deceased patients who had from autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Sebastian Kaulitzki/Getty Images/Science Photo Library RF hide caption

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Major Neurological Conditions Have More In Common Than We Thought, Study Finds

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A doctor's nearly fatal medical event opened her eyes to communication lapses, uncoordinated care and at times a total lack of empathy in the health care system. kokouu/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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Patient information can be vulnerable when health care facilities are the focus of cyberattacks. Eric Audras/Onoky/Getty Images hide caption

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Hospitals Face Growing Cybersecurity Threats

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The good old reflex hammer (like this Taylor model) might seem like an outdated medical device, but its role in diagnosing disease is still as important as ever. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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As baby boomers age, more older Americans are visiting the emergency room, which can be an overcrowded, disorienting and even traumatic place. Heidi de Marco/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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A new treatment may help reduce the itch of atopic dermatitis, which will reduce flare-ups. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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Targeting The Immune System May Help Stop The Itch Of Eczema

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A recent study from the University of Southern California found that prices charged by hospitals in the Sutter Health system are about 25 percent higher than those of other hospitals in California. Ken James/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Big Hospital Network Cracks Down On The Right To Sue

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Patient reviews of doctors tend to focus on non-medical issues like wait time, billing and front office staff. Mahafreen H. Mistry/NPR hide caption

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On Yelp, Doctors Get Reviewed Like Restaurants — And It Rankles

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An architectural rendering of the Cleveland Clinic's planned cancer center. Courtesy of the Cleveland Clinic hide caption

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Cancer Spawns A Construction Boom In Cleveland

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Are You Sick, And Sick Of Hearing 'Everything Happens For A Reason'?

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Chris Newman, seen at her home in Los Molinos, Calif., calls the change she helped get made to lung cancer treatment guidelines a "small, but very important victory." Courtesy of Chris Newman hide caption

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Life online is all about sharing images. Being able to share medical images would make health care a lot easier, patients say. Science Photo Library/Corbis hide caption

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When Patients Read What Their Doctors Write

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When weighing the risk of heart disease, how the numbers are presented to patients can make all the difference. iStockphoto hide caption

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For Better Treatment, Doctors And Patients Share The Decisions

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Miss Idaho Sierra Sandison, shown here in her home town of Twin Falls, Idaho, decided not to hide the insulin pump she wears to treat Type 1 diabetes during the pageant. Photo illustration by Drew Nash/Courtesy of Times News hide caption

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