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    Covered California Braces For New Open Enrollment Period

    Thursday, October 16, 2014

    The new Open Enrollment period under the federal health care law starts in less than a month – and California’s health care exchange says it’s sending out renewal notices to its 1.1 million enrollees.

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    State Preps For Potential Spread Of Ebola

    Wednesday, October 15, 2014

    California has no confirmed or suspected cases of Ebola yet. But the state’s Department of Public Health says that while the risk of the virus spreading in California is very low, it wouldn’t be surprising if a case arises eventually.

  • Not Too Early For Flu Shots

    Monday, September 29, 2014

    Flu season usually starts up in October, and that's just around the corner. Health officials recommend getting flu shots as soon as they're available.

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For Hospitals, Doing More On Ebola May Mean Less Elsewhere

The majority of hospitals are training their staff to care for Ebola patients, a survey finds. But infection control specialists say that can mean losing the capacity to handle more common infections.


In Minnesota, Abandoned Wheelchairs Are Just Part Of The Landscape

If you live in Rochester, Minn., you'll get used to seeing wheelchairs left in odd places. The city is home to the Mayo Clinic, after all. But some of those wheelchairs venture far afield indeed.


Hospitals Struggle To Beat Back Serious Infections

About 75,000 patients a year die from infections they caught in the hospital. A Kaiser Health News analysis finds that nearly 700 hospitals across the nation have higher than expected infection rates.


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