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WHO: Mali case put many at risk for Ebola
Associated Press | October 25, 2014
Many people in Mali are at high risk of catching Ebola because the toddler who brought the disease to the country was bleeding from her nose as she traveled on a bus from Guinea, the World Health Organization warned Friday.
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Last Cincinnati abortion clinic gets state warning
Associated Press | October 25, 2014
The Ohio Department of Health has warned that Cincinnati's last abortion clinic risks losing its license if it doesn't get a patient-transfer agreement with a local hospital as required by Ohio law.
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Ebola spurs higher demand for infection control products, suppliers say
By Beth Kutscher | October 25, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Spectra254 is a company that launched earlier this year and currently sells it portable disinfection technology in 10 hospitals. But the global outbreak of Ebola has heightened interest in its platform, which is designed to be both mobile and affordable.
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Latest motion filed in four-year Georgia hospital divestiture battle
By Lisa Schencker | October 24, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Phoebe Putney Health System filed a motion this week seeking to halt the Federal Trade Commission's efforts to force it to give up one of its hospitals until after the state of Georgia makes a decision about whether certain state laws might prevent such a move.
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Ebola aid workers given mandatory quarantine in New York, New Jersey
By Harris Meyer and Adam Rubenfire | October 24, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The governors of New York and New Jersey on Friday afternoon ordered mandatory quarantine of up to 21 days for health workers and anyone else arriving in the U.S. after direct contact with Ebola patients in the West African nations of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.
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WHO: Millions of Ebola vaccine doses ready in 2015
Associated Press | October 24, 2014
The World Health Organization says millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready for use in 2015 and five more experimental vaccines will start being tested in March.
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LifePoint results point to strong quarter for all for-profit hospitals
By Beth Kutscher | October 24, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
LifePoint Hospitals again raised its financial guidance for full-year 2014 after booking higher revenue in the third quarter. The Brentwood, Tenn.-based chain, however, saw a similarly large increase in expenses that led to lower net income for the period compared to the third quarter of 2013.
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Aetna, Sam's Club project signals continuing shift toward private exchanges
By Bob Herman | October 24, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A new health insurance exchange announced Thursday by a large retailer is betting that analysts who predict that roughly 40 million people will buy their health plans through a private online marketplace by 2018 are right.
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DeSalvo, other departures signal brain drain at ONC
By Joseph Conn | October 24, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The appointment Thursday of Dr. Karen DeSalvo as acting assistant secretary of health leaves the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, already hit hard by key staff departures, further depleted.
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Texas nurse Nina Pham free of Ebola
By Virgil Dickson and John N. Frank | October 24, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Nina Pham, the first Texas nurse who contracted Ebola virus while treating Liberian patient Thomas Eric Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, was discharged from care, National Institutes of Health officials announced Friday morning.
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