Hospitals

The Fastest-Growing Jobs of This Decade

Hospital rooms, shopping floors, and fast-food counters: This is where the future of U.S. employment lives. We think.

An Uneasy Peace for a Cash-Strapped City and Its Prestigious Nonprofits

Nearly 40 percent of Providence's land is occupied by institutions that do not pay taxes. That worked fine until the city needed cash.

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Where 'Eds and Meds' Industries Could Become a Liability

If U.S. health care and education starts to cluster, some metro areas will lose.

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How States Rejecting the Medicaid Expansion Sabotaged Their Biggest Cities

Major urban areas are magnets for the uninsured, and the state politicians who turned down the Medicaid expansion are not the ones who will pay to treat them.

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These Newborn Babies Are Pittsburgh Pirates Fans From Day 1, Literally

The team just got some new lifelong supporters.

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Mapping Where You're More Likely to Get Price-Gouged By a Hospital

American hospitals that provide high-quality, affordable treatment tend to hail from the heartland, according to a new visualization.

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Italian City Gets Super-Creepy Art Inside an Abandoned Mental Hospital

Herbert Baglione's loathsome shadow-creatures sprout from old wheelchairs and slide into darkened rooms in this fantastically atmospheric intervention.

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One of the Most Disturbing Maps of Los Angeles You'll Ever See

A stark picture of the geographic relationship between the city's top polluters and its most vulnerable places.

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The Lopsided Geography of America's Bacteria-Related Deaths

Bacterial infections are killing more people in some parts of country, but not others.

Should Hospitals Spend Money to Look Good?

Evidence suggests colors, natural light and design can improve healing times.

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Dedicated Bike Lanes Can Cut Cycling Injuries in Half

So says a new study from Canada examining hundreds of injured cyclists and the roads where they wiped out.

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The Grim Consequences of Closing Urban Hospitals

New research from Philadelphia finds that the city's newborn mortality rate spiked after a spate of hospital closures.

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In Cleveland, Green Goals Are Transformed Into Community Development

Worker-owned cooperatives are leveraging the city's the biggest institutions to create jobs in the impoverished neighborhoods right next door.

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In Northeast Ohio, Cars Are the Past, Hospitals Are the Future

Changes in employment in the Cleveland area show shifts in which industries are driving the economy.

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The Case for Free Hospital Parking

Not all parking fees are created equal, and some may amount to a hidden medical cost

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Do Nonprofit Hospitals Make Too Much Money?

Some of the most profitable hospitals in the nation are nonprofits, but they still receive tons of tax breaks