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The media frenzy over Ebola has focused a glaring spotlight on hospitals across the country this fall. One man has died from the virus in the United States, and a handful of nurses have been infected. And even though the chance of a large-scale U.S. outbreak is tiny, nearly 36 percent of Americans said they are worried that a family member will contract Ebola, according to today’s  Washington Post-ABC News poll.
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The Holy Grail in battles over the federal budget has been how to slow down the runaway train of health care spending.
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Is your hospital's revolving door turning too quickly?
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By Jordan Rau, Senior Correspondent, Kaiser Health News
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A geriatrician known for his work reducing hospital readmissions, Eric Coleman is among the 23 men and women revealed yesterday as recipients of the 2012 MacArthur fellowships. Nicknamed the MacArthur "genius grants," these fellowships from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation come with an award of $100,000 per year for five years, no strings attached.
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One in six patients who has a stent inserted to open up blocked arteries ends up back in the hospital within a month of the procedure, according to a new study. And a dietitian explains why failing to adjust your eating habits as you age can be risky.
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