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Nurse who survived Ebola sues Dallas hospital system

By Associated Press  |  March 02, 2015

A 26-year-old nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for the first person in the U.S. diagnosed with the deadly disease has filed a lawsuit against the parent company of the Dallas hospital where she worked.

Hospital closures pose threat to public health, and other letters

Hospital closures pose threat to public health, and other letters

By Modern Healthcare  |  February 28, 2015

Regarding the Feb. 23 cover story “Hospitals face closures as 'a new day in healthcare' dawns,” it's a great article. Unfortunately, these closures will eventually place the basic ability to care for our citizens at risk, especially in rapid response to superbugs, Ebola/SARS, natural...

Wearable tech, other devices being tested as new weapons in Ebola battle

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  February 13, 2015

A wearable sensor that can monitor vital signs of Ebola patients and easy-to-assemble chambers able to decontaminate health workers and equipment in less than three minutes are two of the innovative solutions the federal government plans to help develop to address the ongoing challenges of the West...

New Ebola cases rise again after dropping for several weeks

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  February 09, 2015

For the first time this year new cases of Ebola increased last week in all three affected West African countries hit hard by the outbreak. The setback comes after weeks of signs suggesting the outbreak was beginning to wane.

What would Cotton Mather say about the measles vaccine?

What would Cotton Mather say about the measles vaccine?

By Merrill Goozner  |  February 07, 2015

Despite the extraordinary gains in public health brought about by vaccinations, there has never been a shortage of people who balk at the scientifically proven method for preventing infectious disease.

Ebola focus may have hurt preparedness for other outbreaks

Ebola focus may have hurt preparedness for other outbreaks

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  February 03, 2015

Improvements in the way hospitals address potential infectious disease threats that arose from the Ebola epidemic highlight the importance of a sustained approach toward preparedness, a new survey finds.

Possible Ebola patient admitted to UC Davis Medical Center

By Adam Rubenfire  |  January 29, 2015

A patient who presented with symptoms consistent with the Ebola virus was transferred from Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento, Calif., to UC Davis Medical Center Thursday morning, according to a statement from UC Davis.

WHO adopts reforms to repair reputation after bungling Ebola

By Associated Press  |  January 25, 2015

The World Health Organization has proposed reforms that could overhaul its structure after botching the response to the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, a sluggish performance that experts say cost thousands of lives.

Physicians blame patient 'treadmill' for missed calls

By Sabriya Rice  |  January 17, 2015

For a physician to deliver an accurate diagnosis, it requires time for thoughtful consideration of a patient's symptoms. But time is one element physicians say they don't have.

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