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  • EU leaders seek more Ebola funding at summit

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has contributed another 24.4 million euros ($31 million) to the fight against Ebola, as the bloc's leaders try to close in on a 1 billion-euro ($1.26 billion) fund to fight the deadly virus. British Prime Minister David Cameron set that high target...

  • Hospital of Ebola patient posts poor ER benchmarks

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    DALLAS (AP) — Diplomas from outstanding medical schools. Records free of discipline. A team trusted by a president. For all the strengths of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, the first U.S.-diagnosed Ebola patient walked through its seemingly weakest link: the emergency room....

  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for Oct. 23

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. BAIL HEARING FOR ALLEGED SUPPLIER IN MLB DRUG CASE A bail hearing is set for a South Florida man described by authorities as a chemist who supplied banned substances that were provided by a...

  • Threat to break isolation in Liberia over food

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Dozens of people quarantined for Ebola monitoring in western Liberia are threatening to break out of an isolation because they have no food, the West African nation's state radio reported Thursday. Forty-three people were put in quarantine after four people...

  • Rwanda cancels Ebola screenings for US, Spain

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Rwanda's minister of health is reversing a decision she made to require visitors who had been in the U.S. or Spain during the previous 22 days to report their medical condition to Rwandan authorities daily. Dr. Agnes Binagwaho said on Twitter late Wednesday that...

  • New owner of Colorado Springs health practice to pay millions after anti-kickback probe

    Associated Press
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    DENVER — DaVita HealthCare Partners will pay $389 million to settle an anti-kickback investigation involving kidney patients, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday. The payment includes $350 million for the settlement and a civil forfeiture fine of $39 million for two...

  • Colorado Springs Health Partners gets new owner: How are patients affected?

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Denver-based kidney care giant DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. announced Wednesday it has acquired Colorado Springs Health Partners, the largest health care practice in Colorado Springs - a deal that could change the face of local health care. Terms of the deal, which is expected to...

  • More than $560K spent on doctor ballot measure ads

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A ballot measure that could give patients in South Dakota more choice of doctors within their health insurance networks has attracted more than $560,000 in spending on television ads to sway voters ahead of Election Day. The Center for Public Integrity released an...

  • AP-GfK Poll: Many doubt hospitals can handle Ebola

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll finds most Americans have some confidence that the U.S. health care system will prevent Ebola from spreading in this country, but they're not so sure their local hospital can safely handle a patient. The Associated Press-GfK poll also finds that most...

  • Hospital offers options to blood transfusions

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — A Miami hospital is opening a clinic for patients opposed to receiving blood transfusions. The clinic will open Thursday in the Ryder Trauma Center at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Hospital officials say some patients oppose receiving blood...

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