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Guest Commentary: Protecting our healthcare workers now

By Dr. David Nash, Janine Jagger and Amber Hogan Mitchell  |  November 21, 2014

In response to the immediate danger of Ebola, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued tightened guidance for personal protective equipment and related protocols. Its guidance addresses the specific risks of a single pathogen, but is only one precautionary step in the larger context of...

NYC traveler from Mali tests negative for Ebola

November 20, 2014

Ebola tests results came back negative for a patient at New York City's Bellevue Hospital who had traveled to the U.S. from the West African nation of Mali and was showing Ebola-related symptoms.

Guest commentary: Preparing for Ebola—and the media onslaught

Guest commentary: Preparing for Ebola—and the media onslaught

By Mark Bernheimer  |  November 18, 2014

For the vast majority of U.S. hospitals, Ebola is still hypothetical. But the potential of seeing a confirmed case is now real enough that no hospital, regardless of location, can afford to put off preparation. While most of the attention has been focused on isolation protocols and personal...

Doctor's Ebola death underscores deadly nature of disease

Doctor's Ebola death underscores deadly nature of disease

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  November 17, 2014

The Ebola-related death on Monday of a surgeon from Sierra Leone at a Nebraska hospital should serve as a painful reminder of the deadly nature of the disease even under the best circumstances.

Doctor with Ebola arrives in Nebraska for treatment

Doctor with Ebola arrives in Nebraska for treatment

By Associated Press  |  November 15, 2014

At first, Dr. Martin Salia thought he had malaria or typhoid. A surgeon working in Sierra Leone, he told his wife back in Maryland that he had a headache and fever. He had two negative tests for Ebola. Then the third came back positive.

On the VA, Ebola trials and the SHOP exchanges

On the VA, Ebola trials and the SHOP exchanges

By Merrill Goozner  |  November 15, 2014

Talk about sending mixed messages. Robert McDonald, the new head of the Veterans Affairs Department, wants to hire 28,000 new doctors, nurses and other clinical staff to reduce delays in offering care to the nation's growing VA-eligible population.

House panels hear experts' analysis of Ebola response

House panels hear experts' analysis of Ebola response

By Virgil Dickson  |  November 15, 2014

Two House subcommittees will host Ebola-related hearings this week. The Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will hold a session Nov. 18 examining the public health response to the Ebola outbreak.

Ebola, immigration will dominate lame-duck session of Congress

Ebola, immigration will dominate lame-duck session of Congress

By Paul Demko  |  November 15, 2014

Healthcare lobbyists are hoping that Capitol Hill and the White House will find time to settle some long-standing problems like permanently fixing the physician pay schedule during Congress' four-week lame-duck session.

University of Mich., nurses sign Ebola working conditions pact

By Adam Rubenfire  |  November 15, 2014

In what may be the first such agreement in the U.S., the University of Michigan Health System has signed a memorandum of understanding with the state's nurses union that sets guidelines for staffing, benefits, training and working conditions in the event that the system's Ann Arbor medical center...

Surgeon with Ebola coming to U.S. for care

By Associated Press  |  November 14, 2014

A surgeon working in Sierra Leone has been diagnosed with Ebola and will be flown Saturday to the United States for treatment, officials from Sierra Leone and the U.S. said.

Early signs of progress on Ebola containment, CDC reports

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  November 14, 2014

Recent declines in the number of Ebola cases in two of the hardest-hit areas of the West African country of Liberia offer early signs of progress in containing the virus, according to a new government report.

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