Readmissions higher for new mothers at rural hospitals; NJ hospital hires lawyer for allegations of neglecting violence;

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> Readmission rates for women who deliver babies at rural hospitals are higher than those at urban hospitals, according to research published in the journal Rural and Remote Health. Study abstract

> Nursing home residents are often prescribed antibiotics that are either unnecessary or for the wrong dose, time or drug, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Announcement

> New Jersey's Bergen Regional Medical Center has retained a lawyer to defend against accusations it failed to protect employees from violence, according to Article

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