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Physician Assisted Suicide Gaining Acceptance in the United States

With New Mexico’s recent judicial decision in favor of assisted suicide, some think that the practice could soon be legalized in more American states.

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Thieves May Use Heartbleed to Attack Hospitals

The technology bug that lets users bypass internet security systems, Heartbleed could affect the health care industry by accessing sensitive patient data.

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Health Secretary Orders Full Inquiry into Program Aimed to Ease Life for the Elderly

This week, Jeremy Hunt the Health Secretary, announced plans for a detailed investigation into the controversial 'Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient' program. The program is an NHS service which aims to offer special care and support for terminally ill patients who are assessed to be in the final days- or even hours- of their lives. But the LCP program has come under lots of…

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Inpatient or Outpatient? Medicare's Murky Definitions

Webster's Dictionary defines an inpatient as: "a hospital patient who receives lodging and food as well as treatment." An outpatient, on the other hand, it: "a patient who is not hospitalized overnight but who visits a hospital, clinic, or associated facility for diagnosis or treatment."

If you're staying overnight in hospital, you're an inpatient. If you're out before…

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