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  • Guidelines detail Ebola care; Illinois clarifies mandatory home quarantine

    Guidelines detail Ebola care; Illinois clarifies mandatory home quarantine
    Public health officials issued more detailed and coordinated guidelines Monday for handling the Ebola virus, but differed over the fundamental question of whether quarantining people at high risk should be mandatory. The debate intensified as...
  • Panic, not Ebola, is biggest enemy, civic and health leaders say

    There have been no confirmed cases of Ebola so far in Southern California, but anxiety over the disease has taken root. On Friday morning, health officials in Ventura County quelled rumors of a potential Ebola patient in Thousand Oaks. The patient did...
  • Opioids prescribed by doctors led to 92,000 overdoses in ERs in one year

    Opioids prescribed by doctors led to 92,000 overdoses in ERs in one year
    Prescription drug overdoses, a dangerous side effect of the nation’s embrace of narcotic painkillers, are a “substantial” burden on hospitals and the economy, according to a new study of emergency room visits. Overdoses involving...
  • Florida monitoring six people returning from Ebola zone

    Florida monitoring six people returning from Ebola zone
    The Florida Department of Health has begun to actively monitor six low-risk people who have returned to the state from Ebola-affected countries, the department announced on Monday afternoon. For 21 days, staff from county health departments will visit...
  • New York child doesn't have Ebola, initial test shows

    New York child doesn't have Ebola, initial test shows
    A child in New York City tested negative for Ebola on Monday, health officials announced. The child, who had recently been in the Ebola-affected nation of Guinea, took ill Sunday night and was isolated at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan, the New York...
  • Nurse quarantined over Ebola calls treatment 'frenzy of disorganization'

    Nurse quarantined over Ebola calls treatment 'frenzy of disorganization'
    Illinois joined New York and New Jersey in imposing mandatory quarantines for people arriving with a risk of having contracted Ebola in West Africa, but the first person isolated under the new rules, a nurse returning from Sierra Leone, called her...
  • Peninsula region hospitals and their emergency rooms

    CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF THE KING'S DAUGHTERS, Norfolk Certification: Currently the state does not have a trauma designation for pediatrics, but the hospital has "all of the services required for comprehensive pediatric trauma care, from ER care to the...
  • Check out wellness events to stay healthy

    Upcoming Depression Screenings: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.Monday-Thursday, and 8a.m.-11:30 a.m.Fridays, through Oct. 31; CNS Healthcare, 618 E. South Street, Suite 100, Orlando, Free. Walk-ins welcome. Health/wellness Al-Anon: 12-step group open to families...
  • Lehigh Valley health events include Lehigh Parkway hike, Delaware & Lehigh Half Marathon

    Lehigh Valley health events include Lehigh Parkway hike, Delaware & Lehigh Half Marathon
    LEHIGH PARKWAY HIKE 1 Take a hike at Allentown's scenic Lehigh Parkway at 10 a.m. Nov. 15. The two-hour, two-mile hike will take you through the park, which runs along the Little Lehigh Creek in Allentown. The park features more than five miles of...
  • Exclusive: Salesforce to make big push into healthcare industry

    Exclusive: Salesforce to make big push into healthcare industry
    Salesforce Inc is betting big on healthcare, hiring key personnel and ramping up investment in hopes of replacing outmoded medical industry infrastructure and carving out a $1 billion annual business. Its push into healthcare follows years of attempts...
  • Gov. Brown talks Ebola readiness with officials, hospitals, nurses

    Gov. Brown talks Ebola readiness with officials, hospitals, nurses
    Even with no confirmed cases of Ebola in California, the state's readiness for the disease was on Gov. Jerry Brown's agenda Tuesday, with the governor holding a series of meetings with public health officials and medical providers.  Among the agencies...