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Webinar: Defeating Superbugs | Tuesday, October 7, 2014 | 10:00 AM CT | 11:00 AM ET
September 17, 2014
Defeating Superbugs: Hospitals on the Front Lines. This editorial webinar and “Defeating Superbugs” white paper will explore the steps providers must take to ramp up surveillance efforts, promote appropriate antibiotic use and control outbreaks. Our panel of experts will share their...
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Legislators raise concerns about revamping liver allocations
By Paul Demko | September 15, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A bipartisan group of more than 50 U.S. House members is raising concerns about a plan to overhaul how livers are allocated across the country for transplants.
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Joan Rivers' death highlights risks for seniors in outpatient surgery
By Sabriya Rice | September 13, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
In the wake of comedian Joan Rivers' death following an ambulatory surgery procedure, patient-safety leaders and some physicians are calling on outpatient surgery centers to more carefully select elderly patients for surgery and are urging patients to scrutinize the qualifications of physicians in...
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Ambulatory surgery centers can be risky for older patients
By Sabriya Rice | September 12, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
In the wake of the surgery-related death of comedian Joan Rivers, patient-safety leaders and some physicians are calling on outpatient surgery centers to carefully select elderly patients eligible for surgery and encouraging patients to question the qualifications of physicians performing the...
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Infected American gets blood from Ebola survivor
By Associated Press | September 12, 2014
An American aid worker infected with Ebola has been given blood from a fellow doctor who battled the disease, and Nebraska doctors say the man has responded well to aggressive treatment in the past week.
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More hospitals shunning furniture with flame retardants
By Jaimy Lee | September 11, 2014
A few months ago, Kaiser Permanente said it would stop buying furniture with flame retardants because the chemicals are believed to be toxic. Now several other large hospital systems are following suit.
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Christiana Care taps Nevin as next CEO
By Bob Herman | September 09, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Christiana Care Health System, Wilmington, Del., named Dr. Janice Nevin as the successor to outgoing CEO Dr. Robert Laskowski.
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Fourth U.S. aid worker with Ebola arrives in Atlanta
By Associated Press | September 09, 2014
The fourth American aid worker sickened with the Ebola virus arrived Tuesday morning to a mostly calm scene at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, where two others have been successfully treated.
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National reporting system for violent deaths expands with new CDC funds
By Steven Ross Johnson | September 08, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plans to allocate $7.5 million for the expansion of a national reporting system for violent deaths, the agency announced Monday.
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U.S. widens program to dispose of prescription drugs
By Reuters via Yahoo | September 08, 2014
Americans will be able to dispose of unused prescription drugs at more sites under a Drug Enforcement Administration rule announced on Monday aimed at curbing rising drug addiction and abuse.
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