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One in three nurses says patient safety 'unfavorable' at hospitals, Penn study finds

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PHILADELPHIA -- Two decades ago, a landmark report from the Institute of Medicine found that thousands of patients die in hospitals each year from preventable medical errors.

In a new issue of Health Affairs devoted to that topic, an assortment of studies finds that hospitals have improved somewhat but have more work to do.

Among the studies ...Read more

Chicago police officers share concerns about city as Jason Van Dyke trial ends

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CHICAGO -- One Chicago police supervisor remembers hearing a story about how his father -- also a Chicago cop -- briefly sent his mother and older brothers out of state in the summer of 1968 to get away from potential rioting that could unfold during the Democratic National Convention.

The officer was worried about his family's safety, his son ...Read more

FDA plans meeting on breast implant safety, but disputes new study of risks

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Women who believe their breast implants made them ill have been pushing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the last year to hold a public meeting on new information about the safety of the devices.

Now, the FDA has announced that it will convene one next year -- even as the agency disputes a fresh analysis that links silicone gel ...Read more


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