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Thousands of doctors practicing despite errors, misconduct

Thousands of doctors practicing despite errors, misconductDoctors banned by hospitals often keep medical licenses, a USA TODAY investigation shows
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  • 1 year, 4 months ago
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Why you should get a second opinion before getting surgery

Why you should get a second opinion before getting surgeryHere are eight common surgical procedures that might not be necessary.
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  • 1 year, 6 months ago
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Six common surgeries often done unnecessarily

Six common surgeries often done unnecessarilyFrom C-sections to stents, common procedures that carry risks of not being necessary.
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  • 1 year, 6 months ago
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Advice for patients considering surgery

Advice for patients considering surgeryA USA TODAY study found many patients had unneeded surgeries. Here are tips to avoid that.
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  • 1 year, 6 months ago
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Doctors perform thousands of unnecessary surgeries

Doctors perform thousands of unnecessary surgeriesA USA TODAY study found that tens of thousands of times each year, patients undergo surgery that isn't necessary.
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  • 1 year, 6 months ago
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Sponges, needles: Surgical items left behind in patients' bodies

Sponges, needles: Surgical items left behind in patients' bodiesSponges and needles top the list. See what else gets left behind.
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  • 1 year, 9 months ago
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What surgeons leave behind costs some patients dearly

What surgeons leave behind costs some patients dearlyAbout a dozen times a day, doctors sew up patients with sponges and other objects inside.
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  • 1 year, 9 months ago
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Hospital successfully battles C. diff

Hospital successfully battles C. diffWhen officials at The Jewish Hospital-Mercy Health in Cincinnati launched a high-priority initiative in 2009 to bring down its skyrocketing C. diff rate, it took far less time and money than they expected to get dramatic results.
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  • 1 year, 9 months ago