It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials...More >>
Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million - the highest Powerball jackpot in history.More >>
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Spring cleaning doesn't get much easier than during Trash Amnesty Week, set aside each spring by the City of Auburn. During the week of May 20-24, 2013, the fees normally assessed to Auburn residentsMore >>
Spring cleaning doesn't get much easier than during Trash Amnesty Week, set aside each spring by the City of Auburn.More >>
A senior White House adviser insists President Barack Obama learned the Internal Revenue Service had been targeting tea party groups "when it came out in the news."More >>
A top White House adviser insisted Sunday that President Barack Obama learned the Internal Revenue Service had targeted tea party groups only "when it came out in the news" while Republicans continued to press the...More >>
South Korea says North Korea has fired a projectile into waters off its eastern coast a day after launching three short-range missiles in the same area.More >>
North Korea fired a projectile into waters off its eastern coast Sunday, a day after launching three short-range missiles in the same area, officials said.More >>
A pair of studies showed hospitals could be discharging patients before they
are actually healthy enough to leave.
Researchers found for-profit hospitals are trying to crank out as many
surgeries as they can because those surgeries bring in cash. They gathered that
if a bed is being used up by a patient who is recovering, doctors will
send them home prematurely in order to get a new patient checked-in.
studies from the University of Maryland looked at patient movement at a
large academic hospital in the United States. The results show that the fuller
a hospital is when a patient is discharged, the more likely they are to have to
come back and be re-admitted. Patients let out when the hospital was busiest
were 50 percent more likely to be back in within three days.
The researchers said this problem is more likely at large regional hospitals
and doesn't happen as often in smaller communities. They cited poor planning and
organization in hospitals as reasons patients are being pushed out too early.