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Health: New Research Says The Best Place To Have A Heart Attack Is Not In A Hospital

The new study published in JAMA found that people who were already hospitalized were more likely to die from a heart attack than people who had a heart attack outside the hospital.

11/17/2014

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Health: Growing Number Of People Getting Surprise ER Bills

Having health insurance might not be enough to protect you from outrageous medical bills, even when you think you’ve made sure you’re “covered”. A growing number of people are getting surprise ER bills.

11/12/2014

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New Jersey Hospitals Earn Top Marks For Safety

Keeping patients safe and protecting their health might seem like obvious requirements of any hospital, but facilities in some states are better than others.

10/30/2014

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2 Philadelphia Hospitals Move Closer To Merger

Officials say that the two organizations have thoroughly studied a model over the last 30 days that would combine Jefferson and Abington Health.

10/29/2014

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Health: Pa. Nurses Union Concerned Regional Hospitals Aren’t Ready For Ebola

The nurses union wants a single Ebola treatment center designated in the region and better training for medical personnel.

10/13/2014

In this handout from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), a colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a Ebola virus virion is seen. (Photo by Center for Disease Control (CDC) via Getty Images)

Health Care Providers Stepping Up Ebola Preparedness Efforts

Public hospitals in New York City are concerned enough about Ebola that they’ve secretly been sending actors with mock symptoms into emergency rooms to test how well the triage staffs identify and isolate possible cases.

10/07/2014

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Nationwide Hospital Operator Says Cyberattack Took Info On More Than 4 Million Patients

The company owns, leases or operates 206 hospitals in 29 states.

08/18/2014

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Seniors Who Exercise Reduce Risk Of Hospitalization

Regular exercise is the gift that keeps on giving. And now, medical journals are reporting that exercise could reduce the risk of hospitalizations, especially among seniors.

08/14/2014

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Computerized Medical Records Subject To Cyber Attacks

Many hospitals will need to turn to what is called cyberdefense in an effort to defend patient confidentiality.

08/08/2014

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Health: Local Emergency Rooms Prepare For Any Suspected Cases Of Ebola

3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has a firsthand look inside one local hospital’s emergency room.

08/05/2014

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Health: New Breastfeeding Initiative Changes Some Philadelphia Hospitals’ Policy

A group of Philadelphia hospitals, that deliver babies, say they’ll no longer give free formula to mothers when they leave area hospitals. 3 On Your Side Stephanie Stahl has the details.

08/01/2014

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Patient Conditions As Defined By American Hospital Association

Patient conditions are defined by the American Hospital Association and, while hospitals don’t have to use these definitions, most do.

07/02/2014

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Health: An Unsettling Investigation Involving Hospitals

3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has the investigation.

05/13/2014

Can My Health Insurance Cover My Spouse?

Whether or not your health insurance can cover your spouse depends on your specific policy.

03/20/2014

Can My Health Insurance Cover My Children?

Whether or not your health insurance can cover your children depends on your specific policy.

03/20/2014

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