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  THIS JUST IN September 15, 2010  
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Malpractice systems cost over $54 billion annually

Malpractice systems account for more than 2.4% of America’s healthcare spending. What can be done to curtail the cost?


Increased cancer risk seen in insulin users

A new study indicates that patients taking insulin have a 50% higher risk of developing cancer, but the reasons are unclear.


Palliative care lengthens life

Researchers have found that adding palliative care early to patients’ standard treatment not only improves their quality of life but lengthens their life as well.


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The evidence that isn't ... Interpreting research
Richard Hader, PhD, NE-BC, RN, CHE, CPHQ, FAAN

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