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The deaths of 11 patients and the California Nurses Association’s battle to unionize nurses at the hospital in Pasadena, Calif, is emblematic of a larger problem—the corporatization of health care The deaths of 11 patients and the California Nurses Association’s battle to unionize nurses at the hospital in Pasadena, Calif.

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The secretary of state was admitted to New York-Presbyterian Hospital on Sunday after doctors discovered she had a blood clot related to a concussion she sustained this month.

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Every week, 2,000 Americans, or about 100,000 men, women and children a year, die from mostly preventable hospital-borne infections in the United States, and the toll may even be higher once the Centers for Disease Control updates its figures.

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All at once, Nadhem Shokr al-Hadidi's administration office becomes a little chamber of horrors. A baby with a hugely deformed mouth. A child with a defect of the spinal cord, material from the spine outside the body. A baby with a terrible, vast Cyclopean eye. Another baby with only half a head, stillborn like the rest.

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