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Federal report: 17 percent drop in hospital patient harm

A federal review of hospital medical records and other data has found a 17 percent decline in infections, drug mistakes, bed sores and other preventable errors from 2010 to 2013, according to a report released Tuesday.

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Navigator Dianelys Dominguez, left, assists Giovanny Vega, 18, right, sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act in Miami Nov. 17.  (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Navigator Dianelys Dominguez, left, assists Giovanny Vega, 18, right, sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act in Miami Nov. 17. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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Hispanics targeted in second year of health overhaul

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- Between the avocado and grapefruit displays, Adolfo Briceno approaches customers in the bustling Hispanic supermarket to ask whether they have health insurance.

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Shirin Vala, 65, who is an essential tremor patient, uses a Liftware Spoon to eat without spilling at her home in Oakland, Calif
Shirin Vala, 65, who is an essential tremor patient, uses a Liftware Spoon to eat without spilling at her home in Oakland, Calif (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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Google’s latest: A spoon that steadies tremors

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) -- Just in time for the holidays, Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon.

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New FDA rules will put calorie counts on menus

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Counting your calories will become easier under new government rules requiring chain restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores - and even movie theaters, amusement parks and vending machines - to post the calorie content of food "clearly and conspicuously" on their menus.

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Salmonella cases linked to raw sprouts from Brooklyn

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Raw sprouts are linked to dozens of cases of food poisoning - again.

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The Model G hospital gown is shown in different colors at the the Henry Ford Innovation Institute in Detroit.  (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
The Model G hospital gown is shown in different colors at the the Henry Ford Innovation Institute in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
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Health system unveils hospital gown designed to cover rears

DETROIT (AP) -- A Detroit-based health system has unveiled a new hospital gown that aims to put the wraps on a big source of patients' grumbles - a lack of rear coverage.

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FDA strengthens warning on surgical device linked to cancer

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- U.S. regulators on Monday strengthened their warning against use of a once-popular device for gynecologic surgery that can spread unsuspected cancer, saying its risk is only justified in a fraction of patients.

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Health screening for Muslim pilgrims boarding a plane for Saudi Arabia at the  in Lagos, Nigeria Sept. 18.  (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)
Health screening for Muslim pilgrims boarding a plane for Saudi Arabia at the in Lagos, Nigeria Sept. 18. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)
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Health officials looking past Ebola to prepare for next outbreak

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The next Ebola or the next SARS. Maybe even the next HIV. Even before the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is brought under control, public health officials are girding for the next health disaster.

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Health worker administers a flu shot in Chicago Nov. 18, 2014.  (Jean-Marc Giboux/AP Images)
Health worker administers a flu shot in Chicago Nov. 18, 2014. (Jean-Marc Giboux/AP Images)
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Feds vows to publicize vaccine injury help program

Leaders of the nation's system for helping people hurt by a routine vaccination have vowed to better publicize the little-known program, while the judge who oversees the special vaccine court that handles injury claims worries that if more are filed, they will take even longer to handle than they already do.

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Judy Solomon of Kinetic Systems Inc., says she has to provide health insurance to attract and keep engineers when competing against bigger companies.  (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Judy Solomon of Kinetic Systems Inc., says she has to provide health insurance to attract and keep engineers when competing against bigger companies. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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Polls: Most employers still plan to provide health coverage

Employers squeezed by years of rising medical costs and pressure from the health care overhaul are still making employee health insurance a priority, but that coverage may grow skimpier in the coming years.

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