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Data Points for Dec. 15, 2014

Data Points for Dec. 15, 2014

By Modern Healthcare  |  December 13, 2014

Data Points for the week of Dec. 15, 2014, covered the following topics: Reproductive care, abortions, pregnancy, Medicaid.

Smoking-related cancer deaths continue even as smoking rate declines

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  December 09, 2014

Three in 10 cancer deaths in the U.S. are still caused by smoking despite the rate of cigarette use among adults reaching historic lows, a study finds. Smoking was found to be the cause of 29% of deaths from the 12 cancers recognized by the U.S. surgeon general as being directly caused by smoking...

Ebola network of 35 hospitals established in 12 states, D.C.

Ebola network of 35 hospitals established in 12 states, D.C.

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  December 02, 2014

Thirty-five hospitals across the country now are designated as Ebola treatment centers, with more hospitals to be named in the coming weeks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday.

Data Points for Dec. 1, 2014

Data Points for Dec. 1, 2014

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 29, 2014

Data Points for the week of Dec. 1, 2014, covered the following topics: insurance premiums, Medicaid and adults who drink excessively.

U.S. abortions steadily declined through 2011: report

By Adam Rubenfire  |  November 26, 2014

Abortion procedures in the U.S. reached a record low in 2011, with 730,322 abortions reported, down 4.6% from 2010, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which compiles data on the procedures.

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.

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.

E-cigarettes continue to draw in young smokers

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  November 14, 2014

New government data released Thursday about tobacco use finds electronic cigarette use among high school students is on the rise, prompting calls for tougher regulation by medical organizations and anti-smoking advocates.

CDC stockpiles protective Ebola gear for hospitals

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  November 07, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plans to stockpile more than $2 million worth of personal protective equipment to help address potential shortages among healthcare facilities treating suspected or confirmed cases of Ebola.

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