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  • Hagel orders boost in standards for military healthcare

    Saying "we can do better," Hagel ordered facilities identified as having problems to submit plans within 45 days on how those problems would be fixed and said the Pentagon would create unified standards for care and a systemwide process to manage performance.

  • UN says Syria vaccine deaths was an NGO 'mistake'

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The recent deaths of Syrian children after receiving measles vaccinations was the result of a "mistake" by a non-governmental partner who mixed in a muscle relaxant meant for anesthesia, a spokesman for the U.N. secretary-general said Wednesday. But Stephane Dujarric told...

  • VIDEO: Happy anniversary, Obamacare

    One year ago, the exchanges under the Affordable Care Act opened to the public.

  • Top doc: 'Several people were exposed,' more will be infected by Dallas Ebola case

    A former Food and Drug Administration chief scientist and top infectious disease specialist said that several people were exposed to the Ebola virus by the unidentified patient in Dallas, America's first case, and it's likely that many more will be infected.

  • Government confirms first case of Ebola in US

    DALLAS (AP) — The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. was confirmed Tuesday in a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas — a sign of the far-reaching impact of the out-of-control epidemic in West Africa. The unidentified man was critically ill and has been in isolation at...

  • CDC: 'No doubt' Ebola will be contained after first U.S. diagnosis

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will announce in a press conference later Tuesday that the first case of the deadly Ebola virus has been diagnosed in the United States.

  • CDC confirms 1st Ebola case in U.S.

    The first case of Ebola in the United States has been confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • GAO says Obama administration can't bail out insurers without Congress

    The ruling could end up provoking a showdown between the White House and Congressional Republicans over Obamacare that has the potential to affect health insurance premiums.

  • Houston VA staffer tossed benefits cases

    Veterans with disability claims pending in the Department of Veterans Affairs' Houston office were left without a decision or explanation after a worker inappropriately dumped their cases, according to the agency's inspector general.

  • Oklahoma judge rules against Obamacare

    Another federal judge has ruled to narrow subsidies to buy health insurance under Obamacare, making it more likely the U.S. Supreme Court will take up a case championed by conservatives.

  • Families wait in agony for word on Ebola patients

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — First the ring tone echoed outside the barbed-wire-topped walls of the Ebola clinic. Then came the wails of grief, as news spread that 31-year-old Rose Johnson was dead just days after she was brought here unconscious by relatives. Soon her mother's sorrow became so...

  • U.S. churches first to help fight Ebola crisis with over 500,000 meals

    Not waiting for Washington's direction on how to aid in the fight against Ebola in Africa, American church groups are assembling ground teams and truckloads of food to send to the region beset with the virus.

  • Partners Healthcare agrees to price cap in Massachusetts

    Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced on Thursday that as part of its acquisition of Hallmark Health Centers, Partners Healthcare agreed to additional concessions, including a price cap for six-and-a-half years and an agreement to...

  • N.Y. AG settles with jail medical care provider after deaths

    Schneiderman ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman recently announced a settlement with Correctional Medical Care Inc. (CMC), a Pennsylvania-based company, after it allegedly violated its contract with Monroe and Tioga counties. The settlement...

  • UN mission to combat Ebola opens HQ in Ghana

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The U.N. mission to combat Ebola opened its headquarters on Monday in Ghana, where it will coordinate international aid to assist West Africa to combat the accelerating crisis. This outbreak has spiraled into the worst ever for Ebola, and the World Health Organization says...



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