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42 min ago | Prince George Citizen

Hospitals struggled to handle challenges presented by Superstorm Sandy, federal ...

When Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Northeast nearly two years ago, hospitals found themselves dealing with surges in patients, lost power supplies and employees who couldn't get to work - problems that a new federal report finds they were not prepared to handle. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Service's Inspector General Office released a study Wednesday on the emergency preparedness and response during the storm at 172 hospitals in the hardest-hit areas of New York, most of Connecticut and all of New Jersey.

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Related Topix: New Jersey Government, New Jersey, Nursing

2 hrs ago | Messenger Newspapers

Pregnancy care can be worse in more deprived areas

Poorer women were more likely to report that they were not treated respectfully by health workers or spoken to in a way that they could understand during antenatal care and labour, a survey found Poorer women were more likely to report that they were not treated respectfully by health workers or spoken to in a way that they could understand during antenatal care and labour, a survey found More needs to be done to help poor women through pregnancy, experts have said after new research found that they have a worse experience than better-off mothers-to-be. Researchers from Oxford University analysed the 2010 National Maternity Survey, which included findings from more than 5,300 women who had given birth in England.

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Related Topix: Obstetrics and Gynecology

2 hrs ago | Click Orlando

Nursing student dies of 'apparent meningitis'

Andrea Jaime was at Georgetown University to study nursing, hoping to make a difference in the lives of the sick and the ailing. But before she could graduate as a nurse, she became a patient.

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Related Topix: Nursing, Georgetown University, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

6 hrs ago | Air Force Times

Obama: Ebola outbreak a threat to global security

Calling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a potential threat to global security, President Obama is ordering 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the stricken region amid worries that both the financial and human cost of the outbreak is spiraling out of control. 'If the outbreak is not stopped now, we could be looking at hundreds of thousands of people affected, with profound economic, political and security implications for all of us,' Obama said Tuesday after briefings at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Healthcare Industry, US Military, US Army, Infectious Diseases, Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Iowa

6 hrs ago | The Item

Obama: Ebola outbreak a threat to global security

President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis spiraling out of control. The question was whether the aid would be enough and was coming in time.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Healthcare Industry, Emory University, Africa, Sierra Leone, World News

11 hrs ago | KOTA-TV Rapid City

Study: Schizophrenia is 8 diseases

What we know -- and psychiatrists have diagnosed for decades -- as schizophrenia may really be eight separate diseases, research published in The American Journal of Psychiatry suggests. Scientists at Washington University in St. Louis analyzed the DNA of more than 4,000 people with schizophrenia.

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Related Topix: Psychiatry, Genetics

14 hrs ago | KSSN-FM Little Rock

The Doctor's Note Must Die

Another summer has passed, and with its passing the rites of autumn have begun. Verklempt parents, myself included, have put their children on school buses for the first time.

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Related Topix: Pediatrics, Kids, Family

16 hrs ago | Door Reminder

Doctors suspect there are at least nine Wisconsin cases of the...

Samples of the nine suspected cases in the Madison area were sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nine state cases of enterovirus 68 suspected Samples of the nine suspected cases in the Madison area were sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Healthcare Industry

20 hrs ago | Nanaimo Daily News

End of tobacco quota buyout checks leave surviving growers exposed to free market economics

The very last buyout checks, totalling about $916.5 million, go out in October to about 425,000 tobacco farmers and landowners. They're the last holdovers from a price-support and quota system that had guaranteed minimum prices for most of the 20th century, sustaining a way of life that began 400 years ago in Virginia, when the leaf became the chief cash crop of the Jamestown colony.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Smoking, Health, Chatham, VA, Tobacco, RJ Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Altria Group

22 hrs ago | ABC News

Prescription Painkiller Deaths up, but Not as Fast

Overdose deaths from powerful painkillers are still rising in the U.S., but not like they used to - probably because of new restrictions on methadone, according to government scientists. In 2011, there were more than 41,000 drug overdose deaths nationwide, up from more than 38,000 the previous year.

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Related Topix: Methadone, Drugs, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Health, Pain, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic)

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Evening Sun

APNewsBreak: NY bid to halt Alzheimer's drug swap

New York's attorney general filed a federal lawsuit Monday seeking to stop a manufacturer from discontinuing its drug widely used to treat Alzheimer's patients, arguing the company is illegally driving patients to its newer patented drug to avoid losses from cheaper generic alternatives coming out next year. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman alleges anti-trust and state law violations by Dublin-based Actavis PLC and New York subsidiary Forest Laboratories, which Actavis recently acquired for $28 billion.

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Healthcare Law, Law, Forest Laboratories, Biotech, Forest Labs, Healthcare Industry

SFGate

Ebola patient in Nebraska bored in isolation room

In this photo from Sept. 10, 2014, which was released by the Nebraska Medical Center, ebola patient Dr. Richard Sacra listens to Bible verses, read to him by his wife Debbie Sacra, unseen, via a video link .

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Nanaimo Daily News

Smoking rates on the rise in NYC despite anti-smoking efforts that were modeled across US

For the first time in years, more than 1 million New Yorkers are smoking, according to data released Monday, marking a disturbing rise of tobacco use in the city that pioneered a number of anti-smoking initiatives that were emulated nationally. Sixteen per cent of adult New Yorkers smoked in 2013, up from 14 per cent in 2010, which was the city's lowest recorded rate, according to the findings released by New York City's Department of Health.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Health, New York, North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom, New York Government, Michael Bloomberh

WRAL.com

Pia Zadora home from Vegas hospital after accident

Zadora representative Eileen Koch said in an email Monday the singer-actress was released from University Medical Center in Las Vegas and plans to travel to Los Angeles next week for surgery for a compound ankle fracture.

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Related Topix: University Medical Center, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Indiana confirms cases of Enterovirus D68

A respiratory virus that has sickened hundreds of kids across the U.S. has parents across the country worried. Take a look at what you need to know about enteroviruses.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Lake County, IN, University of Chicago, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Control Group

WGAL-TV Lancaster

Measles at Seattle airport investigated

Travelers who passed through the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport earlier this month may have been exposed to the highly contagious measles virus, local health officials say. The King County Department of Public Health in Washington state is investigating "a confirmed case of measles infection" in a traveler who was at the airport while he or she was contagious.

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Related Topix: Conjunctivitis, Health, Vaccinations, Autos

Cybercast News Service

Gilead to license generic version of Sovaldi

Gilead Sciences says it has reached a deal with several generic drugmakers to produce cheaper versions of its popular, expensive hepatitis C drug Sovaldi for use in developing countries. Gilead says the India-based drugmakers will make a generic version of Sovaldi, also known as sofosbuvir, and another investigational drug for distribution in 91 countries.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Gilead Sciences, Healthcare Industry, Startups

The Chronicle-Telegram

10 Things to Know, Monday, Sept. 15

France's president says there's "no time to lose" in the global push to combat extremists from the Islamic State group, minus the two countries who share most of Iraq's borders. AP's Dan Perry finds that much of the problem lies in the region's Sunni-Shiite divide, which outsiders tend to underestimate repeatedly.

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Related Topix: World News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Nursing, Idea Factory, -8, Video Games

Daily Journal

US works to step up Ebola aid, but is it enough?

The American strategy on Ebola is two-pronged: Step up desperately needed aid to West Africa and, in an unusual step, train U.S. doctors and nurses for volunteer duty in the outbreak zone. At home, the goal is to speed up medical research and put hospitals on alert should an infected traveler arrive.

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Related Topix: Travel, Africa, Nigeria Travel, South Africa Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Africa Travel, Mali Travel, Nursing, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Cybercast News Service

Grain-dust blast injures 4 at factory

Four people were burned Sunday in a grain-dust explosion at a NestlA© Purina plant in the city, authorities said. The four contractors were welding about 5 p.m. on the fifth floor of the complex's seven-story grain elevator when flames from their torches sparked grain dust and set off the explosion, Flagstaff Fire Department Capt.

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Related Topix: Explosion, Flagstaff Medical Center, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

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