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  • Nurse fights Ebola quarantine, says she won't be 'bullied around by politicians'

    Nurse fights Ebola quarantine, says she won't be 'bullied around by politicians'
    Saying she will not be bullied by politicians, a Maine nurse is giving the state an ultimatum: Lift her Ebola quarantine by Thursday or she will disregard the restrictions and go to court. The saga of nurse Kaci Hickox illustrates how U.S. states are...
  • Wichryk Eye Associates leases building and other company news

    Wichryk Eye Associates leases building space Wichryk Eye Associates will join Lehigh Valley Hospital as a co-tenant in the leasing of a 3,780-square-foot space at 6541 Village Lane in Macungie. Kelly L. Berfield, broker and partner at Dietrick Group...
  • Government slow to issue protocols

    Now we learn that a second nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas has contracted the Ebola virus. This has become completely unacceptable. My understanding is that the hospital did not have a biocontainment unit. There are only four...
  • New Ebola case in Texas raises worries about U.S. health system

    New Ebola case in Texas raises worries about U.S. health system
    A second Ebola case in Texas — identified Sunday as a hospital worker who cared for the Liberian man who died last week from the disease — is raising fresh doubts about the preparedness of the U.S. health system to handle the deadly outbreak....
  • Listen to nurses who blow the whistle on shoddy Ebola care

    Listen to nurses who blow the whistle on shoddy Ebola care
    To the editor: A second healthcare worker has tested positive for Ebola. We know that protective precautions were not adequate at Dallas' Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital and nurses were afraid to voice their concerns. ("Nurses at Dallas hospital...
  • Ebola pet threat? No evidence that dogs or cats spread the virus

    Ebola pet threat? No evidence that dogs or cats spread the virus
    Public health experts and animal lovers are carefully monitoring the health of a Dallas-area resident who may have had close contact with Nina Pham, the nurse being treated for Ebola virus disease at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. So far, there are...
  • Dallas nurses describe Ebola hospital care: 'There was no protocol'

    Dallas nurses describe Ebola hospital care: 'There was no protocol'
    A Liberian man who arrived by ambulance at a Dallas hospital with symptoms of Ebola sat for "several hours" in a room with other patients before being put in isolation, and the nurses who treated him wore flimsy gowns and had little protective gear,...
  • East Hartford Health Dept. to hold free flu vaccine clinic for seniors

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, thousands of people die from influenza each year. One group that is at higher risk than the general populations is senior citizens. With that in mind, the Town of East Hartford Health Department...
  • Second Texas healthcare worker with Ebola had been on plane recently

    Second Texas healthcare worker with Ebola had been on plane recently
    DALLAS (Reuters) - A second Texas healthcare worker who tested positive for Ebola after caring for a patient with the virus had traveled by plane a day before she reported symptoms, U.S. and airline officials said on Wednesday. The worker at Texas...
  • Medical pot: a fight over possible loopholes

    Medical pot: a fight over possible loopholes
    In the battle over Amendment 2, Drug Free Florida has decried the medical marijuana ballot initiative as being rife with loopholes. And the pro-medical pot folks at People United for Medical Marijuana have had an answer for all of them – almost....
  • No 'best practices' could guarantee Maryland's safety if fracking is allowed [Letter]

    No 'best practices' could guarantee Maryland's safety if fracking is allowed [Letter]
    Your editorial of Oct. 4 regarding the release by Maryland environmental regulators of a "risk analysis" for potential shale gas development did not note that the risk analysis was conducted before release in September of Maryland's health study. It...