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Hospital Safety Ratings Released By Consumer Reports
2012-07-08 07:03:14

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Billings Clinic in Montana is the safest hospital in the US, while Sacred Heart Hospital in Chicago scored lowest, according to Consumer Reports' first-ever list of the best and worst medical facilities. According to the organization, a 2010 US Department of Health and Human Services report said that infections, surgical error, and other types of medical malpractice contribute to the deaths of as many as 180,000 Medicare patients...

2009-08-03 19:15:00

Ratings Allow Consumers to Compare Quality of Care at Local Hospitals YONKERS, N.Y., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time, Consumer Reports will provide patient satisfaction Ratings for more than 3,400 hospitals across the U.S. Subscribers to www.ConsumerReportsHealth.org will be able to look up their local hospitals to see how they stack up and the types of challenges that patients have experienced there. CR notes several areas of concern at hospitals nationwide; the...

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2008-11-17 15:31:13

A new survey suggests that nearly half of U.S. adults plan on skipping their flu shot this year, often for dubious reasons. According to the survey by Consumer Reports Health, about 48 percent of adults said they would not get vaccinated this season, citing such reasons as "I don't get sick," and the erroneous belief that the vaccine causes the flu. Two-thirds of the 2,011 survey respondents thought it was better to build up a "natural immunity" to the flu virus than to be vaccinated. "There...

2008-11-11 15:00:22

YONKERS, N.Y., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to a new survey from Consumer Reports Health, just 52% of Americans plan to get the flu vaccine this year, despite its being the best option for prevention. The Consumer Reports Health survey uncovered a long list of poor excuses for not getting the vaccine, including 5% of people who say they would rather get sick than go to work. The vaccine is available for free for many (65% of those who have already been vaccinated reported no...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.