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Opioids After Surgery Left Her Addicted. Is That A Medical Error?

Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Martha Bebinger, WBUR and Kaiser Health News   http://khn.org  Cover photo: Katie Herzog takes a walk with her...

Think it’s a stroke? 4 reasons it’s better to call 9-1-1 than drive yourself to the hospital

Senior Help Desk Blog by Lieutenant Commander Erika Odom, Ph.D., M.S., United States Public Health Service and the CDC  https://www.cdc.gov Stroke—...

Stopping Opioid Addiction At One Key Source: The Hospital

Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Shefali Luthra and Kaiser Health News   http://khn.org  It may not be rocket science, but a group of surgeons...

Problems With Your Hospital Care? Speak Up!

 Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Emily Bazar and Kaiser Health News   http://khn.org  My dad was in excruciating pain over Labor Day weekend,...

Guess Who Pays The Price When Hospital Giants Hire Your Private Practitioner?

Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by  Jenny Gold and Kaiser Health News   http://khn.org    Cover photo: Dr. Sarah Azad runs one of the last...

For Many Patients, Delirium Is A Surprising Side Effect Of Being In The Hospital

 Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Sandra G. Boodman and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org   When B. Paul Turpin was admitted to a Tennessee...

By Federal Law, Beginning On March 8, 2017 Hospitals Now Must Tell Medicare Patients When Care Is Observation Only With a Written 'Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice, (MOON)'

Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Susan Jaffe and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org    Under a new federal law that started on March 8, 2017, ...

FAQ: Hospital Observation Care Can Be Costly For Medicare Patients

Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Susan Jaffe and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org   By Federal Law, Beginning On March 8, 2017 Hospitals Now...

Geriatric ERs Reduce Stress, Medical Risks For Elderly Patients

Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog By Anna Gorman Photos by Heidi de Marco​  and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org Cover photo: Elsie Castellanos...

How To Fight For Yourself At The Hospital — And Avoid Readmission

Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Judith Graham and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org     Everything initially went well with Barbara Charnes...