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Data Points for Dec. 14, 2015

Data Points for Dec. 14, 2015

By Modern Healthcare  |  December 12, 2015

Data Points for the week of Dec. 14, 2015, covered the following topics: Mass shootings, healthcare costs, ebola, contraceptive coverage and breast cancer screening

WHO declares Sierra Leone free of Ebola

By Associated Press  |  November 08, 2015

Cheers erupted and people danced in the streets Saturday as Sierra Leone marked the end of the Ebola outbreak within its borders, although neighboring Guinea still struggles to stamp out the deadly virus that has killed more than 11,000 mostly in West Africa.

Best Places to Work winners promote work-life balance

Best Places to Work winners promote work-life balance

By Adam Rubenfire  |  October 15, 2015

Leaders often talk about workplace culture, but it's hard to put a finger on what it means, or how it's developed.It comes from the people hired and the way they're treated, but it's also something leaders have to cultivate.

Johnson & Johnson starts Ebola vaccine trial in Sierra Leone

By Associated Press  |  October 09, 2015

Johnson & Johnson has begun clinical trials for an Ebola vaccine in Sierra Leone. The vaccine regimen is part of a new study being conducted in that nation's Kambia district, where some of the country's most recent Ebola cases have been reported.

Review cites problems at Texas hospital during Ebola crisis

Review cites problems at Texas hospital during Ebola crisis

By Associated Press  |  September 04, 2015

The Texas hospital that treated the first person diagnosed in the U.S. with Ebola was not adequately prepared for a patient with the deadly virus and stumbled because of communication failures, an independent review released Friday found.

Discarded research chimps left in limbo

Discarded research chimps left in limbo

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 29, 2015

Eleven chimpanzees rushed out from the Liberian bush and descended from trees to the shore, making jubilant sounds to greet the speedboat bringing food.

CDC conference will tackle coping in 'post-antibiotic' era

By Michael Sandler and Sabriya Rice  |  August 22, 2015

The threat of a looming “post-antibiotic era” has been detailed for years in media reports, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the nation has finally reached that tipping point.

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