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.

Ebola vaccine tests to begin in West Africa

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  January 22, 2015

Long-awaited trials to test two potential vaccines against the Ebola virus will begin in West Africa within the next few weeks, U.S. health officials said Thursday.

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.

U.S. still unprepared for epidemics

U.S. still unprepared for epidemics

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  January 10, 2015

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa and its arrival in the U.S. placed a renewed focus on state and local public health departments' preparedness for handling infectious disease threats. But some experts say the country is far from ready for the next outbreak.

Q&A: AAMC CEO Dr. Darrell Kirch

Q&A: AAMC CEO Dr. Darrell Kirch

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 03, 2015

The leader of the Association of American Medical Colleges discusses expanding the physician workforce, efforts to recruit more minority medical students, his organization's legislative agenda, Ebola and innovations in medical education.

Outlook 2015: Financial pressures, reform uncertainties

By Melanie Evans  |  January 03, 2015

2015 will see the healthcare industry pinned between two powerful forces—pressure to hold down health spending and continued growth in the number of insured Americans as the result of Obamacare coverage expansions.

U.N. tally of Ebola-linked deaths tops 8,000

By Associated Press  |  January 02, 2015

The World Health Organization says more than 8,000 people are thought to have died last year from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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