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When Republicans seized control of the House four years ago, Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) took over the House Energy and Commerce Committee and compared his plans for President Obama’s health care law to strategy in the game of Jenga, in which players...
From: Washington Post | By: Steven Mufson | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Sharing data could result in customized treatment plans.
From: Harvard Business School Publishing | By: Jeff Elton | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Dubai-based private equity firm TVM Capital Healthcare Partners plans to invest $200 million over the next four year to expand its companies across the Gulf Arab region and India, its chairman told Reuters.
From: PE Hub | By: Reuters News | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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This is a transcript of the Freakonomics Radio podcast “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know” Stephen J. DUBNER:Hey, podcast listeners. The new episode you’re about to hear is called “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know.” It’s a live recording...
From: New York Times | By: Freakonomics | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Guest Post: Healthcare is about five to seven years behind the rest of the service industry, mainly because physicians haven’t quite realized they are in the business of customer service....
From: VentureBeat | By: William Rusnak, MD | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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A health care worker who recently returned from West Africa is being tested at a New York City hospital for possible Ebola, officials said.
From: Fox News | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Press Release: CHE Trinity Health, one of the nation's leading health care systems, and Sharecare, a comprehensive health and wellness engagement platform, today announced at the CHE Trinity Health Clinical Summit that they are partnering to ......
From: VentureBeat | By: Business Wire | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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First-time 401(k) plan enrollees are soaring as young workers enter the labor force. This is a positive development. But it won't solve our savings crisis by itself....
From: Time | By: Dan Kadlec | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Bob Beauprez, the Republican candidate for governor of Colorado, just joined a growing club of GOP politicians—including Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Senate hopeful Scott Brown of New Hampshire—who have grossly misrepresented their stance on women's...
From: Mother Jones | By: Andy Kroll | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Still a big question mark surrounding a possible case of Ebola in New York: Healthcare Worker Taken To NYC Hospital To Be Tested For Ebola @TPM http://t.co/3fRs0kSVMl — Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) October 23, 2014 But Mali joins the dreadful club of countries:...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the suspect in the Ottawa shootout that left a Canadian soldier dead (as well as himself), was a convert to Islam with ties to jihadists. Oh, great. Republicans with visions of a GOP-dominated Senate dancing in their heads may want...
From: Reason | By: J.D. Tuccille | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Cameron's European woes.
From: Reuters | By: Mike Peacock | Friday, October 24, 2014
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A health care worker who recently returned from West Africa is being tested at a New York City hospital for possible Ebola, officials said.
From: Fox News | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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A handy guide to use if people suspect you have #Ebola. #Ebolanoia pic.twitter.com/3sf7YlWRam — Infectious Chris (@InfectiousChris) October 21, 2014 While Americans remain far safer from Ebola than you’d know from watching cable news, the epidemic...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Won't work. People can still drive out of Texas. MT @realDonaldTrump: STOP THE FLIGHTS! — John Cole (@Johngcole) October 24, 2014 First things first. I now have a real personal problem in that every time I hear or read the word Ebola I mentally hear...
From: Balloon Juice | By: John Cole +0 | Friday, October 24, 2014
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What's the last place on Earth you would ever expect a mother to be thrown out of for breastfeeding her child?Read more......
From: Jezebel | By: Rebecca Rose | Friday, October 24, 2014
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In August, Victor Nava of the Reason Foundation highlighted what is ultimately the destruction of a significant feature of California Gov. Jerry Brown’s modest public employee pension reforms. He sought to stop one source of pension spiking—the pursuit...
From: Reason | By: Scott Shackford | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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A free webinar open to small businesses across the country seeks to develop new sources…
From: Black Enterprise | By: Carolyn M. Brown | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Healthcare workers have been under increased scrutiny since the outbreak began, but CDC records from the past few years show that many hospitals were already behind where they needed to be....
From: The Atlantic | By: Jordan Rau | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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BARACK OBAMA is unloved by business. And as the mid-term elections approach and voters ponder whether to hand the Senate to his Republican opponents, that could make a difference. Business owners give Mr Obama lower than average approval ratings. Corporate...
From: The Economist | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Omaha, Nebraska-based private investment fund Prairie Ventures has hired Craig Tuttle as president. Tuttle is the former president of Duke Scientific, which he sold to Fisher Healthcare (now ThermoFisher)....
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Bruce Bartlett has an American Conservative cover story arguing that Obama is best described as a moderate Republican. It is…not persuasive. I’ll leave aside the arguments about foreign policy, simply because these issues don’t break cleanly on...
From: Lawyers Guns and Money | By: Scott Lemieux | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Egg freezing is an individualized, questionably effective technical fix for a fundamentally social problem. Image: Shutterstock The post The Silicon Valley’s Egg-Freezing Perk Is Bad for People Across the Board appeared first on RH Reality Check....
From: RH Reality Check | By: Marcy Darnovsky | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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by Cezary Podkul LOCKPORT, N.Y. – As they met at The Shamus, a favorite local lunch spot, on a September day a year ago, Niagara County officials considered some good news. Thanks to low interest rates, they might be able to refinance a big chunk of...
From: ProPublica | By: ProPublica | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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With an estimated 25 million new people becoming insured over the next few years, a coalition of family physicians have a message for the country: Don't forget about us.  The timing is right for the group, which on Thursday announced a five-year, $20...
From: Washington Post | By: Jason Millman | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- After a bout of market volatility at the beginning of October created fears of a U.S. slowdown, corporate earnings and leading economic indicators wereapointing to steady growth. Jobless claims released Thursday remained near...
From: TheStreet | By: Antoine Gara | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Euro Choice Secondary, a private equity secondary investment program advised by Akina, has received 122.5 million euros in an interim close of its latest funding round. The final closing will take place on December 17, 2014. Euro Choice Secondary focuses...
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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A woman in China has finally perfected the whole ‘wallowing’ thing. And that woman is Tan Shen, who spent a week at a KFC after being dumped by her boyfriend, drowning her sorrows in chicken wings and fries. More »This Woman Lived In A KFC After...
From: BlissTree | By: Erin Kelly | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced a new set of protocols for travelers arriving from countries affected by Ebola. Travelers will be required to provide the agency with contact information for themselves and a relative or...
From: Washington Post | By: Max Ehrenfreund | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Rory Stewart in the New York Review of Books: Ashraf Ghani, who has just become the president of Afghanistan, once drafted a document for Hamid Karzai that began: There is a consensus in Afghan society: violence…must end. National reconciliation and......
From: Three Quarks Daily | By: S. Abbas Raza | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Wearables, cars, homes, cities, and the industrial internet.
From: Harvard Business School Publishing | By: Simona Jankowski | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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The leaking of diplomatic cables between representatives of Ecuador and the EU reveals pressure from European negotiators and division among Ecuadorians regarding the FTA.
From: Global Voices | By: Victoria Robertson | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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On November 4, Palgrave Macmillan will be publishing Overruled: The Long War for Control of the U.S. Supreme Court, the new book from Reason Senior Editor Damon Root. Here's what the book is all about: Should the Supreme Court defer to the will of the...
From: Reason | By: Reason.com | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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More than 200 nurses rallied outside the National Nurses Union headquarters in Oakland, California, on Tuesday, demanding more stringent protections from Ebola for healthcare workers. They carried signs reading "Stop Blaming Nurses. Stop Ebola." and...
From: Mother Jones | By: Gabrielle Canon | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Politicians occasionally get death threats. Authors of state ballot measures usually don't. Yet that's what happened to Bob Pack, the coauthor of Proposition 46, a medical-regulation initiative on the California ballot this fall. Recently, Pack got a...
From: Mother Jones | By: Sam Brodey | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Dear New York- We are deeply grieved with all of you that Dr. Spencer, an Emergency Medicine Fellow in training in NYC who volunteered to work with ebola patients in Guinea, has fallen ill.  We pray that he will fully recover, and that no secondary...
From: ParadoxUganda | By: DrsMyhre | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Don't take population numbers at face value.
From: Miller McCune | By: Jim Russell | Friday, October 24, 2014
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The man, who had been treating ebola patients in Guinea with Doctors Without Borders, is the city's first case.The post Doctor who returned to New York City from Guinea has Ebola appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: The Associated Press | Friday, October 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Here are 10 things you should know for Friday, Oct. 24: 1. -- U.S. stock futures were falling Friday after anaemergency room doctor who returned to New York after treating Ebola patients in West Africa tested positive for theaEbola...
From: TheStreet | By: Joseph Woelfel | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Laura Räty (NCP), the Minister of Social Affairs and Health, has demanded that the proposal for a reform of social welfare and health care services be amended particularly with respect to the areas responsible for organising the services. “The areas...
From: Helsinki Times | By: Aleksi | Friday, October 24, 2014
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The SAP Innovation Center will focus on developing innovations to address areas such as smart cities, healthcare and digital consumers.
From: Channel News Asia | Friday, October 24, 2014
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On Thursday, Republicans sent a letter to President Barack Obama taking issue with the president's contention that an Ebola travel ban would worsen conditions and called on the administration to submit numbers backing up Obama's claim.  "We share the...
From: Big Government | Friday, October 24, 2014
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A key witness in an anti-kickback investigation that ended with DaVita HealthCare Partners paying $389 million gave federal prosecutors sales spreadsheets, e-mails and insight into Colorado's third largest private company....
From: Denver Post | By: By Christopher N. OsherThe Denver Post | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Although healthcare workers are urged to wash their hands often and hand sanitizer dispensers are everywhere in hospitals, patients are less scrupulous and may be contributing to the spread of hospital-acquired infections, say Canadian researchers....
From: Fox News | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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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, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll....
From: Fox News | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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How bumpy will the last week before November be?
From: The New Criterion | By: Stephen Green | Friday, October 24, 2014
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An AIDS researcher, Wang Qiuyan, was prevented from attending a women’s rights conference put on by the United Nations, when authorities forcibly registered her at a hospital.
From: China Digital Times | By: Sophie Beach | Friday, October 24, 2014
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It is dismaying to learn that the two most egregious violations of voluntary self-quarantine for Ebola in the U.S. were committed by health care professionals. The first was the Dallas nurse, Amber Vinson, who took care of “patient zero,” the l...
From: The New Republic | By: Howard Markel | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Ebola in New York City
From: Michelle Malkin | By: Doug Powers | Friday, October 24, 2014
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President Barack Obama's administration has reportedly suspended a program it enacted via executive action last month that would allow recipients of Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) to join the U.S. military.  According to a Thursday...
From: Big Government | Friday, October 24, 2014
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