Wed May 9, 2012
The Salt

Hospital Food So Fresh, Even The Healthy Come To Dine

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 8:48 am

Executive chef Tony DeWalt picks some lettuce from the Fauquier Hospital's culinary healing garden.
John Rose

Twice a week, local seniors in Warrenton, Virginia, flock to a hip new dinner spot called the Bistro on the Hill for good food, a great view, and musical accompaniment by a retired piano player from a nearby Nordstrom's.

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Tue May 8, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

When Religious Rules And Women's Health Collide

Originally published on Tue May 8, 2012 2:18 pm

Hospital rules can affect a woman's options for care.

When you go to the hospital these days, chances are good that it will be affiliated with a religious organization. And while that may might just mean the chaplain will be of a specific denomination or some foods will be off limits, there may also be rules about the kind of care allowed.

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Mon May 7, 2012

Poorest & Uninsured Patients To See Price Break As Hickenlooper Signs Assistance Bill

Governor Hickenlooper signing SB-16, photo taken on March 29, 2011
Colorado Senate GOP Flickr - Creative Commons


Fri April 27, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Nonprofit Hospitals Faulted For Stinginess With Charity Care

Originally published on Fri April 27, 2012 4:05 pm

Lori Duff with her baby, Henry, and other son, Logan, at home in Columbus, Ohio.
Jenny Gold Kaiser Health News

Even before the hospital bills started coming, Lori Duff and her family were living paycheck to paycheck. So when the debt collector called the Columbus, Ohio, mother and demanded $1,800 for the prenatal visits she'd had while pregnant with her third son, she panicked.

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Mon April 9, 2012
The Salt

Fast Food Chains In Cafeterias Put Hospitals In A Bind

Originally published on Thu April 12, 2012 9:07 am

The McDonald's inside the Cleveland Clinic, 2004, in Cleveland.
Tony Dejak AP

On one side of a wall inside the Truman Medical Center cafeteria in Kansas City, Missouri, the menu features low-calorie, low-fat and low-sodium meals. On the other side of the wall is a McDonald's, featuring hamburgers and french fries.

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