Lower mortality seen at higher-ranked hospitals
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||November 2010 |
A new study from HealthGrades shows that patients at hospitals performing better than average on a variety of procedures and diagnoses have a lower risk of mortality compared to patients at low-performing hospitals.
Smokers at greater risk for dementia
Middle-aged smokers are far more likely than nonsmokers to develop dementia later in life, and heavy smokers are at more than double the risk, a new study reports.
Pediatricians urged to screen new moms for depression
Pediatricians who screen new mothers for depression can help prevent a host of problems in their children, according to a new clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Teens need meningitis booster shots
Meningitis vaccines aren’t as long-lasting as once thought, so teens need to receive a booster shot at age 16.
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