The Prescription Drug Monitoring Program is supposed to help head off "doctor shopping" by drug addicts, but even though program registration is high, actual usage is is much lower.
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Tooth decay is the most common chronic infection in kids. It's an especially serious problem for poor children.
The goal is simple, the techniques easy. Let the mother see her baby being born, if she wants to, and give her the baby immediately following the birth, so they can bond before the baby is taken away.
The state's divorce rate at 4.08 divorces per 1,000 residents, the lowest rate since 2004. There were 21,483 divorces in 2013.
"Patients do die of TB every year. It’s when we take our eyes off of it that’s when resurgence and deaths occur," one expert says.
The way hospitals are designed, how staff are trained, and patients themselves all play a role in keeping accidents to a minimum.
The healthcare system failed Carole Hemmelgarn's daughter, she says. Now she's on a mission to prevent future medical errors.
For the first time, Colorado parents can find out what percentage of children have opted out of vaccines. But many schools don't have data on every student.