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How Effective is Your Doctor or Hospital? Print E-mail
Written by Keith Darcey   
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 09:06 AM

Here's How to Find Out

One of the positive trends in health care is the increasing awareness and availability of patient safety data. Over the last decade, federal and state governments have placed greater emphasis on collecting data about the outcomes patients have experienced in several key areas — and presenting the information to consumers. The Internet is a main vehicle for disseminating this data.

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You Are What You Eat Print E-mail
Written by Katie Kidder Crosbie   
Wednesday, July 14, 2010 02:05 PM

If I had to write a nutritional guide based on what I've been taught in school, it would hardly fill a flier. Commercials, on the other hand, provide quite an education: They show that thin young people eat burgers and fries, middle-aged women love Lean Cuisine meals and men don't seem to care what they eat.

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Induced hypothermia after cardiac arrest improves survival chances and neurological recovery Print E-mail
Written by Keith Darcey   
Monday, June 07, 2010 02:40 PM

Earlier this year, 41-year-old Lonnie Acosta was grocery shopping on what seemed to be a normal day. What happened while he was in the store was anything but normal. Acosta went into sudden cardiac arrest and needed extreme measures to save his life.

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Jeff gets tough on drunken drivers Print E-mail
Written by Paul Purpura - Times-Picayune   
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 02:32 PM

Procedures different for holiday weekend

Hoping to crack down on drunken driving during Memorial Day weekend, police agencies in Jefferson Parish will get court orders to draw blood of people who refuse to voluntarily give officers breath tests, District Attorney Paul Connick Jr. said Tuesday.

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