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Trampoline Park Injuries Have Increased as More Parks Are Being Built

As trampoline parks have become more popular in the U.S., emergency room visits for trampoline injuries have increased, according to a new study by Dr. Kathryn Kasmire, an emergency room doctor at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. The study… Read More

New Study Contradicts Hospital Quality Ratings from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

New research reveals that hospitals that have high readmission rates have lower mortality rates for patients with certain conditions, which contradicts data from hospital ratings done by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Researchers… Read More

Many West Virginia Hospitals Rated Below Average in New Hospital Ratings

Most hospitals in West Virginia were rated as average or below average in the new hospital quality star ratings from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).   The CMS created the ratings to inform patients about the quality of care they can… Read More

5 Myths About Overtime Pay in West Virginia

Overtime is a great benefit for many workers, allowing them to get paid additional wages if they work over 40 hours per week. There are some exceptions to this general rule, but many employees do not understand them. Some employers take advantage of… Read More

20 Percent of Discharged Patients Leave with Unstable Vital Signs

A new University of Texas study found that almost 20 percent of adult hospital patients are discharged with unstable vital signs. Thirteen percent of these patients died or were readmitted to the hospital within 30 days. Ten percent of patients were… Read More

New Survey Says Nursing Homes Not Using Cameras Due to Privacy Concerns

Installing cameras in residents' rooms might help nursing home administrators do a better job monitoring staff-patient interactions, which could help administrators spot nursing home abuse and stop it. However, the biggest concern about installing… Read More

Genesis Healthcare Settles Federal Investigation for $52.7 Million

Genesis Healthcare, the largest long-term care provider in the country, has agreed to settle four U.S. Department of Justice investigations for a total of $52.7 million. Genesis was under investigation for violations of federal and state laws on health… Read More

Congress Wants Tougher Nursing Home Regulations

Thirty-two members of Congress signed a letter demanding tougher nursing home regulations from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). In the letter, congressional leaders say that the CMS' proposed overhaul of nursing home regulations does… Read More

30 Percent of Rehab Hospital Patients Suffer Harm

A government report found that nearly 30 percent of people on Medicare who spent time at an inpatient rehab facility suffered medication errors , hospital-acquired infections or other care-related harm. The report from the Department of Health and Human… Read More

Study: Hygiene Monitoring Reduces Infections at Hospitals

According to a new study, using electronic hand hygiene monitoring systems caused a 42 percent reduction in hospital-acquired infections in one South Carolina healthcare system. Hospital-acquired infections are caused by a lack of hygiene compliance and… Read More

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New AHCA Guide Focuses on Social Media Abuse of Nursing Home Residents

Due to an increasing, newer form of elder abuse, the American Health Care Association (AHCA) has created a training kit to be…

Why Arbitration is Bad for Consumers

Arbitration is a form of dispute resolution that is not conducted in a courtroom. No judge presides, no jury weighs the issues…

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