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Joint Statement—Ebola: Specialty Nursing and Leadership Organizations Commit to Partnership

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, the American Organization of Nurse Executives and the Emergency Nurses Association have issued a joint statement about specialty nursing and leadership organization collaboration related to Ebola Virus Disease, on behalf of their 150,000-plus combined nurse members.

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Renewing Health Insurance Should Take More Than 15 Minutes, Specialist Says

Renewing health insurance is more complicated than simply choosing the same plan year after year because plans change annually, a Kansas State University community health specialist says.

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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Expert Available Re: Healthcare Workers’ Possible Fears Over Ebola

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Caution, Not Complacency, Vital to Ebola Prevention; Nova Southeastern Expert Explains

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Second Healthcare Worker Tests Positive for Ebola; UNC Expert Discusses Risks and Precautions for Healthcare Workers

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Post-Tonsillectomy Complications More Likely in Kids From Lower-Income Families

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New research finds that children from lower-income families are more likely to have complications following outpatient tonsillectomy surgery.

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Nursing Home Quality Not Tied to Risk of Readmission or Death Following Hospitalization, Penn Study Finds

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Nursing home care quality does not impact the likelihood of patients being readmitted to the hospital or dying within 30 days of discharge from hospital to nursing home, according to a new analysis of Medicare data and nursing home performance measures by Penn Medicine researchers. Their findings are published this week in JAMA.

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Physician Anesthesiologists Find Opportunity to Reduce Carbon Footprint

Often overlooked in estimates of the carbon footprint created by the health care industry, inhaled anesthetics contribute significantly to greenhouse gas emissions, suggests research being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2014 annual meeting. Switching to different types of anesthesia can reduce anesthesia-related emissions by more than 11 times, the study found.

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