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Do the CDC’s Ebola precautions for U.S. hospitals go far enough?
By Steven Ross Johnson | August 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The CDC has issued guidelines for hospitals on identifying and treating Ebola patients, but those recommendations, which do not include the head-to-toe “moon suits” used in field hospitals in West Africa and at Emory, have drawn widespread criticism for not going far enough in...
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Two U.S. Ebola patients released from Atlanta hospital
By Steven Ross Johnson | August 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The first two U.S. patients infected with the Ebola virus were released this week from the Atlanta hospital where they have been receiving treatment for the past three weeks.
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New restrictions on hydrocodone to take effect
By Associated Press | August 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The federal government is finalizing new restrictions on hundreds of medicines containing hydrocodone, the highly addictive painkiller that has grown into the most widely prescribed drug in the U.S.
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Two U.S. hospitals report patients undergoing Ebola tests
By Businessweek | August 20, 2014
Blood samples from two patients at separate U.S. hospitals are being tested for Ebola as countries in West Africa struggle to contain the worst-ever outbreak of the disease. Health officials from both states said neither person is likely to have the disease.
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Vital Signs
You can show patients test results, but will they understand them?
By Rachel Landen | August 20, 2014
With the increasing adoption of electronic health records, more patients are able to view their lab results electronically outside of clinical consultations, but a study suggests that access doesn't mean patients understand what they're seeing.
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Ebola death toll in West Africa tops 1,200
By New York Times | August 19, 2014
As West African nations grappled with the worst-ever outbreak of the Ebola virus, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday that the death toll had exceeded 1,200 and announced increased efforts to forestall severe food shortages in areas isolated by quarantines.
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CMS considers covering HIV screening for all Medicare beneficiaries
By Virgil Dickson | August 19, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The CMS has accepted a request from HIV/AIDS advocates to consider paying for HIV screening of all Medicare beneficiaries without regard to perceived risk behavior rather than only for pregnant women and those at high risk for the virus.
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Another Ebola problem: Finding its natural source
By Associated Press | August 17, 2014
A scary problem lurks beyond the frenzied efforts to keep people from spreading Ebola: No one knows exactly where the virus comes from or how to stop it from seeding new outbreaks.
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Magazine
Ebola song by Liberian soccer star aims to raise awareness
By Modern Healthcare | August 16, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
With Ebola ravaging his homeland, world-famous Liberian soccer star George Weah decided he could make a difference by singing about it.
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Emergency care statistics don't tell the whole story, and other letters
By Modern Healthcare | August 16, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
As someone who has worked in the emergency medicine industry for many years, I'd like to offer a different perspective to your publication's portrayal of emergency care than the one presented on the July 28 Data Points page.
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