Thursday 30 Oct 2014

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Hospital evaluations increase, but not created equally

The rate of available public information about healthcare and hospitals has gone from a trickle to a steady stream in the last decade. Now, patients and other consumers have a world of evaluations, ratings and rankings they can use to […]

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Stephanie Dempsey testifies about the personal toll of chronic diseases

American Heart Association volunteer Stephanie Dempsey of Blairsville, Georgia, testified Tuesday in Washington about the impact of chronic disease. The hearing was to begin a conversation on chronic care, according

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Reporting program certification to award incentives for healthcare improvements

The Guidelines Advantage, a healthcare improvement reporting program, was awarded a certification that allows doctors to use it to report quality information to the Centers for Medicare &

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Home-based walking program eases clogged leg arteries

A home-based walking program helped people with clogged leg arteries walk farther and faster, according to new research. The program was beneficial even 12 months after participants started

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Most people have access to stroke care, but few get recommended treatment

Four out of five people in the United States live within an hour’s drive of a hospital equipped to treat acute stroke — yet very few get recommended

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A consumer’s guide to the new Health Insurance Marketplace

This week marks the opening of the new Health Insurance Marketplace, which provides a single location for consumers to check out their health insurance options. Whether you are uninsured