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Canadian Hospitals That Spend More Get Better Results

Research suggests that patients in Canada do better when hospitals spend more on specialized tests and treatments. But the same may not be true in the U.S., where hospitals are already better equipped.
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Connecticut Considers Letting Health Aides Give Medicines To Homebound

The state legislature is now mulling a change to allow trained home care aides to administer medications to Medicaid patients while working under a nurse's supervision. If the proposal becomes law, it could save the state a bundle.
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Timing Of Birth Control Coverage May Differ For Students, Profs

Students aren't employees, and student health plans are generally individual policies that the students buy on their own, even if they're offered through the college. So mandatory coverage of birth control for students shouldn't be delayed past August, but it could take longer for the faculty, advocates say.
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The Fine Line Between Grief And Depression

For years, therapists and medical professionals avoided diagnosing major depression in people who have just lost a loved one in what's known as a "bereavement exclusion." But a new proposal for the American Psychiatric Association's diagnostic manual would eliminate that exception.
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Metal Hips Prone To Early Failure

Metal-on-metal hip replacements fail at faster rates than other types of devices, a new study confirms. People should get regular checkups if they've had a hip replacement, doctors say.

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