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Recall management called poor at hospitals

By Jaimy Lee  |  November 24, 2014

The number and complexity of medical-device recalls have rapidly increased, raising questions about safety and risks for hospitals that mostly still track and locate faulty products manually.

U.S. looking past Ebola to prepare for next outbreak

By Associated Press  |  November 24, 2014

The next Ebola or the next SARS. Maybe even the next HIV. Even before the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is brought under control, public health officials are girding for the next health disaster.

FDA issues warning on laparoscopic power morcellators

By Virgil Dickson  |  November 24, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration is warning against the use of laparoscopic power morcellator devices to treat uterine fibroids, while obstetricians and gynecologists insists that some women should still have access to the products.

Summa Health names Dr. Thomas Malone CEO

Summa Health names Dr. Thomas Malone CEO

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 24, 2014

Dr. Thomas Malone, 57, will become CEO of Summa Health System, Akron, Ohio, effective Jan. 1. He is replacing CEO Tom Strauss, who will retire after 15 years in the position.

App lets parents of surgery patients see inside OR

App lets parents of surgery patients see inside OR

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 24, 2014

Having a child undergo surgery can be nerve-racking. So Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Orlando, Fla., has devised an app to help with that. EASE—which stands for Electronic Access to Surgical Events—allows patients' families and caregivers to get updates about their loved ones'...

Thanksgiving offers chance to share family health issues

By Bob Herman  |  November 24, 2014

As families gather around their tables to partake in turkey, stuffing and yams, the federal government is encouraging Americans to map out how health issues have defined their ancestry.

NIH leads workshop on data reproducibility

NIH leads workshop on data reproducibility

By Andis Robeznieks  |  November 24, 2014

Earlier this year, two leaders at the National Institutes of Health said there is growing concern from scientists and laypeople that the system for ensuring the reproducibility of biomedical research “is failing and is in need of restructuring.” The NIH will address this concern Monday...

CMS may scrap re-enrollment policy for exchange plans

By Bob Herman and Paul Demko  |  November 24, 2014

The Obama administration wants to modify policies for automatic health insurance re-enrollments and strengthen rules for provider directories for the 2016 open enrollment period.

Growing community-based doctors

Growing community-based doctors

By Andis Robeznieks  |  November 24, 2014

Around the country, a number of graduate medical education programs are training doctors in community-based medicine, hoping they'll practice in underserved communities.

Merck buys rights to NewLink's experimental Ebola vaccine

By Reuters  |  November 24, 2014

Merck & Co. will buy worldwide commercial rights to NewLink Genetics Corp's experimental Ebola vaccine. Merck will have the right to research, develop, manufacture, and distribute the vaccine, rVSV-EBOV, as well as any follow-on products, the companies said in a joint statement.

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