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  • CDC monitoring worker for Ebola exposure after lab mishap

    CDC monitoring worker for Ebola exposure after lab mishap
    A technician at a government laboratory in Atlanta is being monitored for exposure to Ebola after material that may have contained the live virus was mistakenly moved between labs, officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said...
  • CDC mishandles Ebola sample; lab technician at risk

    WASHINGTON Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta mishandled an Ebola sample Monday and a laboratory technician is being monitored for possible exposure to the deadly virus, the agency reported Wednesday. The agency...
  • U.S. says 6.4 million signed up for 2015 HealthCare.gov plans

    U.S. says 6.4 million signed up for 2015 HealthCare.gov plans
    About 6.4 million Americans have selected a new individual healthcare plan or have been automatically signed up again for a 2015 insurance plan through the HealthCare.gov website, a top U.S. health official said on Tuesday, putting the agency nearer its...
  • Enrollment for Obamacare jumps with 2 million new sign-ups

    Enrollment for Obamacare jumps with 2 million new sign-ups
    Enrollment in health insurance through the Affordable Care Act is increasing rapidly, with more than 2 million people so far signing up for coverage for the first time, figures released Tuesday show. In addition to the new enrollments, which surpass...
  • Infection rate penalties hit Chicago-area hospitals

    Infection rate penalties hit Chicago-area hospitals
    Nine Chicago hospitals ranked among the nation's worst on new measures of infection rates and other patient injuries, drawing federal penalties and raising questions about the way the hospitals are assessed. Northwestern Memorial Hospital and other...
  • Hospitals launch campaign for ACA

    Hospitals launch campaign for ACA
    Florida Hospital and Orlando Health officials have teamed up for an Affordable Care Act educational campaign in hopes of persuading their uninsured patients get coverage at the federal health insurance marketplace. The goal is to eventually shift the...
  • Hogan, other incoming governors to meet with Obama

    Hogan, other incoming governors to meet with Obama
    Governor-elect Larry Hogan will join six other newly elected governors at the White House Friday morning for a meeting with President Obama. The day of White House activities is expected to begin with a meeting with Vice President Joe Biden and end with...
  • Analysis: Obama's new defense chief may be hobbled by bungled selection process

    WASHINGTON The transition of power at the Pentagon this week under President Barack Obama has not made anyone look good. News reports earlier in the week said Ashton Carter, a former deputy defense secretary, would be the next secretary of defense. But...
  • Fewer hospital mistakes mean 50,000 lives and $12 billion saved

    WASHINGTON Improved patient safety and fewer mistakes at U.S. hospitals saved the lives of roughly 50,000 people from 2011 to 2013, the Obama administration reported Tuesday. Incidents of hospital-induced harm such as adverse drug events, infections,...
  • Medical errors in U.S. hospitals fall

    Medical errors in U.S. hospitals fall
    Hospitals nationwide are making fewer mistakes in treating patients, sparing 50,000 lives and saving $12 billion in health spending over the past three years, according to a new analysis of billing data by federal health officials. The report from the...
  • Jon Stewart, Sen. Al Franken: Sunday guests

    Jon Stewart, Sen. Al Franken: Sunday guests
    The Sunday morning lineup of guests: Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., and Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., talk to "State of the Union" at 9 a.m. and noon on CNN. A panel on Obama and immigration features Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif.;  Alberto Gonzales, former...