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To get the most out of a doctor's visit, it's best to write down questions in advance, speak up about concerns during an appointment, and get a recap of information before leaving the
Heart attacks can happen at any moment. They might be triggered by a factor related to diet or exercise, but the question remains as to what happens to patients following treatment.
In the first national study to examine care at critical access hospitals (CAHs) in rural areas of the U.S., Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers found that CAHs have fewer clinical capabilities, lower quality of care, and worse patient outcomes compared with other hospitals.
Elderly black patients were more likely to be readmitted to the hospital after a prior hospital stay for a heart attack, heart failure, or pneumonia.
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