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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.

Data Points for November 10, 2014

Data Points for November 10, 2014

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 08, 2014

Data Points for the week of Nov. 10, 2014, covered the following topics: Ebola, pharmacies, medical device tax, medical debt, smoking bans, Medicaid.

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.

Most opioid overdoses linked to prescribed drugs

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  November 03, 2014

Prescription opioid drugs are a major driver behind costs related to the treatment of opioid drug overdoses, a recent study reveals. An analysis published last week in JAMA found that 67.8% of opioid-related drug overdoses treated in emergency departments in 2010 involved painkillers prescribed by...

Why Hickox should have obeyed

Why Hickox should have obeyed

By Merrill Goozner  |  November 01, 2014

Some states across the country are imposing stringent and unnecessary quarantine requirements on healthcare workers exposed to Ebola patients.

Dallas nurse who had Ebola is released from hospital

Dallas nurse who had Ebola is released from hospital

By Associated Press  |  October 28, 2014

A nurse who fueled Ebola fears by flying to Cleveland after being infected by her dying patient was released Tuesday from a hospital isolation unit, where doctors defended her as a courageous front-line caregiver.

Obama calls for 'prudent' Ebola monitoring, backs CDC plan

Obama calls for 'prudent' Ebola monitoring, backs CDC plan

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  October 28, 2014

President Barack Obama moved Tuesday to alleviate growing concerns among healthcare workers that traveling to West Africa to help stem the Ebola outbreak at its source will land them under mandatory quarantine when they return.

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