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More Insurers Put Spending Limits On Medical Treatments 21.10.2014 NPR News
To contain costs, some plans are capping how much they will pay for certain routine procedures, such as knee replacements. Patients can be on the hook for anything over the limit.
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CDC revises Ebola protective gear guidelines 21.10.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The president of a group representing 3 million registered nurses said she's glad to finally see better federal advice.
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Ebola vaccine tests set for Africa 21.10.2014 CNN: Top Stories
Ebola vaccines could be tested in the next few weeks, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, as health officials try to stymie the virus that has killed more than 4,500 people.
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Health Officials Release New Ebola Protective Gear Guidelines 21.10.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
ATLANTA (AP) — Federal health officials on Monday issued new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients. Officials have been scrambling to come up with new advice for protective gear since two Dallas nurses became infected while caring for the first person diagnosed with the virus in the United States. The new guidelines set a firmer standard, calling for full-body garb and hoods that protect worker's necks; setting rigorous rules for removal of equipment and disinfection of gloved hands; and calling for a "site manager" to supervise the putting on and taking off of equipment. They also say health workers who may be involved in an Ebola patient's care should repeatedly practice and demonstrate proficiency in donning and removing gear — before ever being allowed near a patient. And they ask hospitals to establish designated areas for putting on and taking off equipment, whether it's a room adjacent to an Ebola patient's room or a hallway area cordoned off with ...
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CDC releases revised Ebola gear guidelines 21.10.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Federal officials are going on the road with new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients.
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Mother of nurse with Ebola says she's doing well 21.10.2014 Yahoo: US National
ATLANTA (AP) — The mother of a nurse infected with the Ebola virus says her daughter is doing well and the family is relieved new guidelines for treating patients with the disease are now in place.
CDC releases revised Ebola gear guidelines 21.10.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
Federal officials are going on the road with new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients.
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CDC releases new Ebola gear guidelines for health workers; monitoring ends for some in Dallas 21.10.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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GAO takes on Medicare Advantage spending 21.10.2014 Yahoo: Politics
GAO will investigate program spending
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In Louisiana Senate race, Medicare returns as reliable issue in race to woo seniors 21.10.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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In Louisiana, both sides claim defense of Medicare 21.10.2014 AP Politics
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- An old political standby - the future of Medicare - is emerging as the go-to issue in Louisiana's bitter Senate race as the candidates woo seniors who typically wield strong influence in midterm elections....
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In Louisiana, both sides claim defense of Medicare 21.10.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An old political standby — the future of Medicare — is emerging as the go-to issue in Louisiana's bitter Senate race as the candidates woo seniors who typically wield strong influence in midterm ...
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Cuban health workers to fight Ebola 21.10.2014 CNN: Top Stories
In all likelihood, the 91 Cuban health workers heading to West Africa on Tuesday will face the most perilous assignment of their careers.
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U.S. issues new protocols for treating Ebola patients 21.10.2014 Health
By Anna Driver and Lisa Marie Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - The United States issued stringent new protocols on Monday for health workers treating Ebola victims, directing medical teams to wear protective gear that leaves no skin or hair exposed when caring for patients infected with the virus. The new guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta come as 43 people who were exposed to the first patient diagnosed in the United States were declared risk free, easing a national sense of crisis over the spread of Ebola. ...
New Ebola protection guidelines leave no bare skin 21.10.2014 LA Times: Top News
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CDC Announces New Guidelines For Health Care Workers Treating Ebola Patients 21.10.2014 NPR News
The new guidelines call for a site supervisor, who makes sure healthcare workers put on and remove their personal protective equipment correctly.
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State calls for mental health insurance review 21.10.2014 AP Washington
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Washington's insurance commissioner has ordered all companies selling health insurance in the state to review their mental health policies in the wake of a Washington Supreme Court decision earlier this month....
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CDC issues formal guidelines giving workers more protection against Ebola 21.10.2014 Washington Post
Federal health officials Monday tightened infection-control guidelines for health-care workers caring for Ebola patients, explicitly recommending that no skin be exposed. The beefed-up guidelines also call for health-care workers to undergo rigorous training, and to be supervised by trained monitors when putting on and taking off personal protective equipment. The government will issue step-by-step instructions for workers to follow in doing ...
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Court, Kreidler bolster mental-health coverage 21.10.2014 Seattle Times: Local
Washington residents will be able to recover some of their medical costs for certain mental health services.
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As Ebola patients vanish in Liberia’s health system, survivors go on a desperate search 21.10.2014 Washington Post: World
MONROVIA, Liberia — For the 29th day, Linda Wilson came to the gates of the Ebola treatment center looking for her best friend, the woman whose picture she carried in her purse, so she could show it to guards or nurses or anyone else who might be able to ...
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