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CDC to monitor travelers from Ebola-affected countries

Individuals traveling from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea will be actively monitored for Ebola symptoms for 21 days after they enter the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday....

Hospitals may struggle to execute CDC's stronger Ebola standards

Healthcare experts are calling the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's tighter guidelines for treating Ebola patients welcome but also long overdue. And meeting the standards may pose financial challenges for many facilities....

CDC issues stronger safety standards for healthcare workers handling Ebola

Conceding its previous Ebola safety protocols failed in Dallas, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued more robust guidelines aimed at better protecting workers who confront Ebola and other deadly infectious diseases....

Reform Update: At AAFP gathering, topics range from access to vasectomies

The lasting and fleeting impacts of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are a focus of the American Academy Family Physicians' policy-setting meeting and educational assembly in Washington this week....

CDC, hospitals hit reset on Ebola preparedness

Hospitals across the country are stepping up their preparedness and staff training for the possible arrival of Ebola cases at their doorsteps in the wake of failures in handling Ebola at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas....

Provider, pharmacy sector see lively quarter

The mergers and acquisitions storm in the life sciences blew in fast and furious in the second quarter and petered out just as quickly. But the ripple effect roiled subsectors of the healthcare industry that previously had been quiet....

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By Gregg Blesch | October 23, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
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CDC to monitor travelers from Ebola-affected countries
By Steven Ross Johnson and Adam Rubenfire | October 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
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Outpatient volume fuels Hawaii Pacific Health's FY14 gains
By Bob Herman | October 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
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Medical device hack-attack issues resurface
By Joseph Conn | October 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
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UPMC, Highmark battle goes back to a courtroom as the state steps in
By Lisa Schencker | October 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
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Expect more not-for-profit hospital mergers and acquisitions
By Beth Kutscher | October 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
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Hospitals may struggle to execute CDC's stronger Ebola standards
By Steven Ross Johnson | October 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
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Stricter CDC standards for Ebola care expected
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Reform Update: At AAFP gathering, topics range from access to vasectomies
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