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  • Opioids prescribed by doctors led to 92,000 overdoses in ERs in one year

    Opioids prescribed by doctors led to 92,000 overdoses in ERs in one year
    Prescription drug overdoses, a dangerous side effect of the nation’s embrace of narcotic painkillers, are a “substantial” burden on hospitals and the economy, according to a new study of emergency room visits. Overdoses involving...
  • Health-care superusers overload hospital ERs

    Health-care superusers overload hospital ERs
    Ten years ago, Alvin Bolster was told his heart disease was so advanced, he only had three months to live. The doctors were wrong. His heart was in terrible shape, but the 77-year-old former engineer stabilized and even wrote a series of columns for...
  • Transportation troubles hinder care for health care superusers

    Transportation troubles hinder care for health care superusers
    When a team of health-care and social service workers in Allentown went looking for frequent visitors to emergency departments and hospitals, they quickly learned that many were dialysis patients. Ask those patients what's most important for maintaining...
  • In Arizona, swings in Medicaid access show program's impact

    In Arizona, swings in Medicaid access show program's impact
    Bad timing turned Karen Slone's medical problem into a crisis. Slone, 53, a former administrative assistant with diabetes, followed doctors' advice for years, getting regular checkups. Then, last year, she lost her job and her insurance, and stopped...
  • Allentown team gives patients much more than medicine

     Allentown team gives patients much more than medicine
    A group of caregivers, social workers, clergy and patients recently engaged in a lively but friendly exercise in downtown Allentown about how they'd like to improve wellness in a city filled with top-ranked health-care providers and untold numbers of...
  • Keeping people out of hospitals makes system healthier

    Keeping people out of hospitals makes system healthier
    For all its flaws, the federal Affordable Care Act is beginning to fulfill one of its missions: to change a health-care system that could only be described as sick itself. While much of Obamacare focused controversially around health insurance, other...
  • GuideWell chooses Winter Park to open first freestanding clinic

    GuideWell chooses Winter Park to open first freestanding clinic
    GuideWell, the parent company for Florida Blue, is opening its first freestanding clinic this week in Winter Park. The GuideWell Emergency Medicine Doctors clinic is a hybrid between an urgent care center and an emergency department, but it's not...
  • Training gaps noted at Hampton VA after patient death

    Training gaps noted at Hampton VA after patient death
    — An investigation into a patient death at the Hampton VA Medical Center found that nurses failed to perform timely rounds and staff did not document significant changes in the patient's condition. Investigators could not substantiate a third...
  • Work hour limits for doctors in training don't improve patient safety

    Work hour limits for doctors in training don't improve patient safety
    Do you think you would be better at your job if you weren’t allowed to work for more than 80 hours per week? What if you were forced to clock out after working for 28 hours in a row? If you’re a new doctor in your first years of training...
  • Medical marijuana loses to entrepreneurial greed

    Medical marijuana loses to entrepreneurial greed
        Well, this is Florida. The rules are different here. Where else can you win a race with 58% of the vote and lose the election? Only here, of course. Here’s the thing. We have a process in Florida that allows citizens to amend the...
  • Fitness Files: Your health may be in your hands

    Last Saturday, I walked out of a meeting with a doctor-friend who said, "I'm tired of the TV news hysteria about Ebola. Do you know how many die of hospital-born infections every year, just because medical staff doesn't follow hand-washing protocols?"...