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Viewpoints: Hospitals Come Up Short By Failing To Treat Opioid Use Disorders; Warnings About How Medical Professionals Could Operate In States With Assisted Dying Laws

Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and others. Stat: Hospitals Are A Missing Link In Easing The Opioid Crisis Nearly half a million individuals with opioid use disorders are hospitalized each year in the United States. While they are in the hospital, medical providers often treat complications of this disorder, such as bloodstream… Read More »

Short People Fare Worse in ICUs: Study

Print this page WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26, 2018 — Shorter patients in hospital intensive care units (ICUs) are more likely to die during treatment than taller ones, a new study suggests. Among more than 400,000 critically ill adults, the shortest patients (4 feet, 6 inches) were 29 percent (men) and 24 percent (women) more likely to… Read More »