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Health & Wellness

From the ER to the Courtroom: How Nonprofit Hospitals Are Seizing Patients' Wages
Health & Wellness  (tags: hospitals, bills, garnishing, poverty, lawsuits )

Freya
- 70 days ago - alternet.org
When patients receive care at Heartland and don't or can't pay, their bills often end up here at Northwest Financial Services. And if those patients don't meet Northwest's demands, their debts can make another, final stop: the Buchanan County Courthouse.
After Being Taken To Wrong Hospital While Unconscious, Woman Faces Bankruptcy From Medical Bills
Health & Wellness  (tags: hospitals, insurance, health care, medical bills, bankruptcy )

Freya
- 112 days ago - alternet.org
If she'd been taken to another hospital three blocks away, her insurance would have covered the costs.
Americans Are Working So Hard It's Actually Killing People
Health & Wellness  (tags: work, hospitals, workaholics, nurses, overwork )

Freya
- 123 days ago - truth-out.org
According to hospital policy, night nurses on her floor should care for no more than six and a half patients, but they typically have ten. When things go bad with one or two, the floor quickly tips into chaos.
Only 1 In 5 US Hospitals Are Prepared For An Ebola Outbreak
Health & Wellness  (tags: Ebola, Outbreak, US, Hospitals, Unprepared, Nurses, Ebola Virus, Sneezing, Contagious, Health Care, Obama Administration, Slow moving )

Brian
- 141 days ago - popularresistance.org
"Can the Ebola virus spread through the air in droplets if an infected person sneezes on you? Studies have been conducted demonstrating that yes it can, these droplets are contagious."
Emergency Rooms Are No Place for the Elderly
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, hospitals, Emergency room, treatment, risks, illness, disease, medicine, prevention, protection, warning )

Dee
- 355 days ago - well.blogs.nytimes.com
The elderly man lived alone in an apartment complex not far from the hospital. A younger neighbor, who'd watched him hobble down the building's stairwell for nearly a week insisted on taking him to the emergency room.
Israel Hospital Clowns Team With Doctors In New Medical Treatments
Health & Wellness  (tags: Israel, Clowns, hospitals, helps with fertility )

Beth
- 553 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Doctors in Israel are beginning to believe in the power of clowning around. Over the last few years, Israeli clowns have been popping into hospital operating rooms and intensive care units with balloons and kazoos in hand, teaming up with doctors to
The Five Worst Children's Hospital Food Environments
Health & Wellness  (tags: children, hospitals, diet, cafeteria, junk food, health risk, obesity, diabetes, heart disease )

Angelika
- 756 days ago - pcrm.org
Children's hospitals are supposed to help fight disease But many also host fast-food restaurants and cafeterias that seem to go against the hospital's mission to keep kids healthy. Patient menus feature high-fat, meat-heavy items that put children at risk
Home Health Care Proves Resilient In Face Of Sandy Destruction
Health & Wellness  (tags: superstorm sandy, doctors, nurses, home health aides, hospitals )

Judy
- 849 days ago - npr.org
One lasting image of Sandy will be very sick patients being evacuated from flooded hospitals. Less visible are thousands of patients who rely on visiting nurses and home health aides for care ranging from bathing and feeding to oxygen and ventilators.
Keep Hospitals McDonald's-Free ACTION
Health & Wellness  (tags: hospitals, McDonalds, junk food, prevention, family, diet )

Nancy
- 1051 days ago - act.stopcorporateabuse.org
Hospitals are no place for the world's leading junk food brand. Yet, 22 hospitals across the country have a McDonald's store inside.
Hospitals Are Treating the Elderly 'Like Slabs of Meat' Says Damning Report Into NHS Care
Health & Wellness  (tags: Hospitals, are, treating, the, elderly, 'like, slabs, of, meat', says, damning, report, into, NHS, care )

Agnes
- 1212 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Nurses have refused to give painkillers to dying patients Concerned relatives have stayed on wards round the clock with loved ones Hospitals are accused today of treating elderly patients like 'slabs of meat' in a damning report that lists a
Coming to Hospitals Near You: Self-Navigating Robots
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, healthcare, humans, robots, hospitals, technology )

Michelle
- 1624 days ago - news.discovery.com
You've probably watched enough television shows about hospitals to know that they're busy places, where the right tools need to be in the right place at just the right time in order to help save lives. With hundreds of nurses, doctors and orderlies racing
Hallucinations in Hospital Pose Risk to Elderly
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, healthcare, disease, elderly, hospitals, treatment, study, humans )

Cal
- 1717 days ago - nytimes.com
The cause of delirium is unclear, but there are many apparent triggers: infections, surgery, pneumonia, and procedures like catheter insertions, all of which can spur anxiety in frail, vulnerable patients. Some medications, difficult for older people to m
Hospitals 'Are Wrong to Ban Flowers as a Health Threat'
Health & Wellness  (tags: Flowers, Patients, Germs, Hospitals, News )

Alisa
- 1904 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Hospitals that ban flowers in an attempt to stop infections spreading are actually slowing patients' recovery, researchers have found.
USA: In Protecting Against Flu, Face Masks Rank Last. Best? Vaccination!
Health & Wellness  (tags: USA, protection against H121, hospitals, hospitial staff, vaccinations, protective germ equipment, face masks, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Pre, patient waiting rooms, hospitals, N95 respirators )

K. A.
- 1967 days ago - reuters.com
New guidelines on protecting hospital workers against the H1N1 swine flu stress keeping influenza patients away from others; put protective equipment such as face masks last.vaccinate as many staff as possible against H1N1; U.S. Centers for Disease Cntrl.
Health Care Reform : Uninsured Camp Out for Free Health Care
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, healthcare, health care, health care reform, single payer, public option, President Obama, Democrats, Republicans, uninsured, 49 million Americans are uninsured, physicians, nurses, hospitals, insurance companies, lobbyists )

Blue
- 2040 days ago - reuters.com
An estimated 3,000 people traveled to Wise, Virginia, to receive free health, dental and eye care from volunteer doctors, nurses and support workers, who provided the care at their own expense.
 

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