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Ebola fight needs $430 million to end outbreak, WHO says
By Bloomberg.com | August 26, 2014
More than $430 million will be needed to bring the worst Ebola outbreak on record under control, according to a draft document laying out the World Health Organization’s battle strategy.
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Telemedicine growing in Ohio, but faces obstacles
By Bucyrus (Ohio) Telegraph-Forum | August 26, 2014
The use of telemedicine technology is growing in Ohio as hospitals seek innovative ways to serve patients and avoid costly penalties for readmissions built into the Affordable Care Act. But widespread use of telemedicine faces several hurdles, including billing for services, safeguarding the system...
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Class-action suit filed against CHS following breach
By Nashville Business Journal | August 26, 2014
Five Alabama residents have filed a class-action lawsuit against Brentwood, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems following last week's announcement that the nonmedical personal information of 4.5 million patients had been breached by Chinese hackers.
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California to post doctor discipline data online indefinitely
By Sacramento (Calif.) Business Journal | August 26, 2014
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that requires the Medical Board of California to post public information on serious disciplinary action against doctors online indefinitely.
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Heart doctors overstate benefits of procedures for stable chest pain
By Reuters | August 26, 2014
Evidence suggests that when angina is stable, percutaneous coronary intervention does not reduce the risk of death or heart attack. But patients with stable angina often think PCI does lower those risks. Three new reports in JAMA Internal Medicine explore why.
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Records of more than 6,000 patients taken from California hospital
By Times of San Diego | August 25, 2014
The hospital records of approximately 6,500 patients were removed without authorization from the premises of Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside, Calif., on Aug. 8, the hospital announced. A former employee took emergency department logs of patients who had been admitted to the hospital or...
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Cedars-Sinai reports possible breach of patients' medical data
By Los Angeles Times | August 25, 2014
Medical records and other data may have been compromised for at least 500 patients at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, the hospital said Friday, after an employee's laptop computer was stolen.
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Doctors’ house calls for frailest patients save cash, study finds
By Associated Press via Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch | August 25, 2014
Ten or 12 times a year, Beatrice Adams’ daughter would race her frail mother to the emergency room for high blood pressure or pain. Then Adams found a doctor who makes house calls. Now, the 89-year-old hasn’t needed ER care in nearly two years.
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Mammography false alarms linked with later tumor risk
By Reuters | August 25, 2014
Women whose screening mammograms produce false alarms have a heightened risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer years later, but the reason remains mysterious, researchers say.
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FDA OKs tech that turns smartphone into real-time electrocardiogram
By Computerworld | August 22, 2014
The Food and Drug Administration has granted AliveCor clearance to sell technology that enables an iPhone or Android smartphone to record atrial fibrillation, the most common form of cardiac arrhythmia. Atrial fibrillation may have no symptoms, but itis often associated with heart palpitations,...
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