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Smog sparks debate over Beijing air standards

Officially, Beijing's air quality is improving. But in recent weeks, patients with respiratory problems have flooded hospitals, highways have closed and hundreds of flights have been grounded by thick smog.

dateDec 01, 2011 in Environment
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The cost of over-triage on our nation's health system

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified "secondary over-triage" as a potential area of cost savings for our nation's health care. The phenomenon of over-triage occurs when ...

dateSep 10, 2010 in Health
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The private sale of drugs in public hospitals

Governments are under increasing pressure to provide access to expensive new drugs. Canadian patients who want access to drugs that are not publicly insured are seeking to pay for these drugs within public hospitals, states ...

dateFeb 08, 2010 in Health
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Safety net health centers struggle to meet demand

(AP) -- The health care safety net is straining. Just look at Jeffrey Taylor's parking lot. Taylor oversees a community health center for the poor in this suburb a dozen miles east of downtown Atlanta. The center, a modest ...

dateMar 12, 2009 in Other
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