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Over-prescribed? More health care isn’t always better 30.9.2014 Seattle Times: Health
Americans continue to submit to medical tests and procedures that are unnecessary and, potentially, harmful. Washington state, however, is at the forefront of a national “Choosing Wisely” campaign to change that.
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Texas hospital puts possible Ebola patient in isolation 30.9.2014 Yahoo: Opinion/Editorial
(Reuters) - A Texas hospital said on Monday it has admitted a patient into "strict isolation" to be evaluated for possible infection with the Ebola virus, as health officials battle an epidemic in West Africa that has already killed thousands of people. In a brief statement, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas cited the unnamed patient's symptoms and recent travel history as reasons for the isolation. ...
Texas hospital evaluating patient who may have Ebola 30.9.2014 LA Times: Top News
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Ebola-hit Liberia staring into the abyss 30.9.2014 World

Medical staff members of the Croix Rouge NGO remove the corpse of a victim of Ebola, from a house in Monrovia, on September 29, 2014Monrovia (AFP) - With its collapsed health service, sick and poorly equipped security forces and broken economy, Ebola-hit Liberia finds itself on the brink of complete societal breakdown, experts warn.


Paralyzed children are latest worry as virus spreads in U.S. 30.9.2014 Seattle Times: Health
This isn’t the first time the virus has been linked to paralysis. Until now, though, such cases have been extremely rare.
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Texas doctor given 10 years in jail for poisoning lover's coffee 30.9.2014 Health
By Amanda Orr HOUSTON (Reuters) - A breast cancer specialist working at a nationally renowned cancer center in Houston was sentenced on Monday to 10 years in prison for lacing the coffee of her lover, a fellow cancer doctor, with a compound used in antifreeze. Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo, 43, an oncologist at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, was found guilty last week of putting ethylene glycol into the coffee of Dr. George Blumenschein, 50, in a 2013 incident. She was sentenced to prison by the same jury that convicted her. Prosecutors had been seeking 30 years. ...
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Jury sentences Texas cancer doctor to 10 years prison in poisoning of lover's coffee 30.9.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Did enterovirus cause kids' paralysis? 30.9.2014 CNN: Top Stories
Health officials are looking for the cause of a neurologic illness that's affected nine children in Colorado.
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Tenth Colorado child showing paralysis, muscle weakening 30.9.2014 Denver Post: Local
State health authorities have confirmed a tenth case of paralysis-like symptoms in a Colorado child, an outbreak state and federal officials say might be linked to concurrent viral ...
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4 Years Of Lessons Learned About Drugmakers' Payments To Doctors 30.9.2014 NPR News
American doctors received at least $1.4 billion in payments from drug companies last year. What did the companies get for their money?
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A Doctor Turned Mayor Solves A Murder Mystery In Colombia 30.9.2014 NPR News
When Rodrigo Guerrero took office, he was shocked by the murder rate. It seemed logical to blame the drug cartels. But his epidemiologist's eye led him to a different culprit.
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Improving the 'Patient Experience' By Eliminating the Big Insurance Company 29.9.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Health care provider organizations that are working directly with employers like Boeing -- and cutting out the insurance company middlemen -- believe they can do more than save money for those employers. They're confident they can also improve both health care quality and service for workers and their families in ways that insurance companies cannot. Employers are starting to realize that insurers might not be, as they have claimed, "part of the solution" to achieving a more patient-centered health care system. In fact, in some ways they have been part of the problem. Providence-Swedish Health Alliance, a not-for-profit, hospital-based accountable care organization (ACO), will soon be providing both coverage and care to many Boeing employees, along with UW (University of Washington) Medicine -- without an insurance firm. Officials at Providence-Swedish told me Boeing chose to work with them directly in part because of the firm's desire to ensure their employees had a "better patient experience." While ...
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Cooper Health executive John Sheridan, wife found dead after fire in home 29.9.2014 Philly.com News
Arson and major crimes detectives were investigating a fire at the home of John P. Sheridan Jr., president and CEO of the Cooper University Health System, and his wife - whose bodies were found in their bedroom Sunday morning, authorities said.
CDC probing reports of paralysis in 9 Colorado children, including some with Enterovirus 68 29.9.2014 Washington Post
Several children in Colorado, including some that have tested positive for the Enterovirus 68 respiratory illness , also reported neurological symptoms including muscle weakness and paralysis. Colorado health officials say nine children were identified between Aug. 8 and Sept. 17 after they developed neurological symptoms that are not commonly associated with Enterovirus 68, which causes severe breathing problems particularly in children with pre-existing asthma or respiratory ...
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Chris Christie's Professed Priorities 29.9.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
"Don't tell me what you value," Joe Biden is fond of saying . "Show me your budget, and I'll tell you what you value." Chris Christie tells America he values women's rights. But his budgets tell a different story. In every year of his administration, Christie has vetoed a $7.5 million appropriation for Planned Parenthood and other providers of reproductive health care. At the same time, Christie has slashed discretionary spending on programs that help poor women. His cuts forced six family planning clinics and three Hispanic Women's Resource Centers to close, denying 136,000 women (and men) access to basic health care. Christie's budgets show that he does not value women's health. But what, then, does he value? $7 million for his Bridgegate legal bills In Christie's world, taxpayers cannot afford $7.5 million for women's reproductive health care. But these same taxpayers are on the hook for the $7 million bill of his Bridgegate defense lawyers, who charge $350 an hour. According to the Wall Street ...
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We're not single-issue voters, we're real-world voters 29.9.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The reason women voters want to hear about where candidates stand on women's health care isn't because they think of the President as a dreamy yet disappointing boyfriend. It's not because they are silly creatures who can't understand politics except as a metaphor for dating. And it's not because political pundits and campaigns are arbitrarily forcing a conversation about abortion and birth control to turn them all into "single-issue voters." It's actually much simpler than that. "Women's health" is not an abstract concept created in a conference room in Washington, DC. It's a reality for women in their daily lives. After the campaigns have shut down, women voters go back to just being women, hoping to get to make decisions about their own health care without politicians interfering. That's not the message one gets from "Dating Profile," a shockingly insulting ad from Americans for Shared Prosperity, a super PAC funded by a California multimillionaire who thought Republicans needed "to communicate with ...
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5 babies test positive for TB 29.9.2014 CNN: Top Stories
Five babies in El Paso, Texas, have tested positive for tuberculosis after being exposed to the infectious disease at a local hospital, the city's health department says.
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Jury to decide sentence in poisoned doctor trial 29.9.2014 Yahoo: US National
HOUSTON (AP) — It's now up to a jury to sentence a Texas cancer researcher for poisoning her colleague and lover by spiking his coffee with a chemical found in antifreeze.
UN mission to combat Ebola opens HQ in Ghana 29.9.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
The U.N. mission to combat Ebola opened its headquarters on Monday in Ghana, where it will coordinate aid for the accelerating West African crisis.
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Jury to decide sentence in poisoned doctor trial 29.9.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
It's now up to a jury to sentence a Texas cancer researcher for poisoning her colleague and lover by spiking his coffee with a chemical found in antifreeze.
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