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With the outbreak of the Ebola virus, Ebola protective gear like masks are being bought up quickly. Historically when the threat of a pandemic hits the news, the "preparers" of the world stock up. One on the first line of defense is the Ebola mask. Learn more about what types of Ebola masks can protect you here.
New York City officials said they are retracing the steps of Craig Spencer, the doctor who was diagnosed with Ebola, even as they assured New Yorkers they had little to fear about the spread of the disease.
President Barack Obama has taken heat for picking former White House aide Ronald Klain -- someone without any medical or public health credentials -- to coordinate the federal government's response to Ebola.
With more than 350 exhibitors on the show floor, including many for the first time, MGMA's exhibit hall is expected to be abuzz with activity and fresh ideas.
"The exhibit hall is a place to connect, explore and find the solutions practices need to effectively manage time, staff and operations," said Susan Paulin Schubert, MGMA's senior manager, corporate relations and business development.
The hall will be open throughout the conference. The hours are: 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Sunday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday.
A Florida medical group shows how doctors can order Medicare-funded procedures from entities in which they have financial interests, despite a decades-old federal law seeking to ban most ‘self-referral.’
"I've never seen this level of frustration in our membership, as I have in the past six to eight months or so," says MGMA Senior Policy Advisor Robert Tennant. "It's not just meaningful use. But that is certainly one of the catalysts."
The healthcare industry is swimming in Social Security numbers, thanks to the necessities of patient record management systems. But balancing those requirements with fraud mitigation and privacy protections is proving a big challenge.
[See also: Rekindling the patient ID debate]
In what's being hailed as a "spectacular success story," the World Health Organization has declared Nigeria free of the Ebola virus transmission, with public health agencies and government officials citing a mobile health initiative as largely responsible for the triumph.
Researchers have broken new ground in the development of proteins that form specialized fibers used in medicine and nanotechnology. For as long as scientists have been able to create new proteins that are capable of self-assembling into fibers, their work has taken place on the nanoscale. For the first time, this achievement has been realized on the microscale -- a leap of magnitude in size that presents significant new opportunities for using engineered protein fibers.
A shortened (four month) treatment for tuberculosis is well tolerated and may work well in subsets of tuberculosis patients, but overall could not be considered as an alternative to the current six month standard treatment, a clinical drug trial conducted in five Sub-Sahara African countries shows.
Although it would seem logical that large numbers of roosting birds would attract more mosquitoes that carry West Nile virus and contract the disease when bitten, recent research has found the opposite to be true. That is, when large groups of birds roost together the chances that an individual bird will get bitten by mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus and subsequently contract the disease actually go down.
Boston Children's Hospital has named three finalists to compete for $30,000 and investment advice from industry leaders in the hospital's first Innovation Tank.
ABC's Shark Tank personality, Daymond John, will moderate the event, called "Taking on Tomorrow." It is part global summit and part a take on The popular TV show as the three finalists compete for $30,000 to boost their innovation.
[See also: Venture+ Forum shows IT the money]