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In this handout from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), a colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a Ebola virus virion is seen. (credit: Center for Disease Control (CDC) via Getty Images)

Urgent-Care Clinics Not Equipped To Treat Ebola

When a Dallas County sheriff’s deputy who had entered the apartment of the first patient to die from Ebola in the U.S. started feeling ill himself, he didn’t rush to the nearest hospital. He chose an urgent care clinic.

10/20/2014

Emory University Hospital is seen on Aug. 1, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (credit: Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)

Deal: Ga. Hospitals Prepared for Ebola Response

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says state officials and hospitals are prepared if patients are diagnosed with Ebola, but he approves of calls to ban travel from impacted countries.

10/16/2014

Can My Health Insurance Cover My Children?

Whether or not your health insurance can cover your children depends on your specific policy.

03/20/2014

Can My Health Insurance Cover My Spouse?

Whether or not your health insurance can cover your spouse depends on your specific policy.

03/20/2014

How Does My Health Insurance Work At The Hospital?

The Affordable Care Act requires that all health insurance policies cover 10 essential benefits, including emergency treatment.

03/06/2014

How Do I Use My Health Insurance When I Visit A Doctor?

To maximize the benefits of your insurance policy, you will likely need to choose a doctor from within your health plan’s network.

03/06/2014

File photo of a registered nurse wearing rubber gloves. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Study: Gloves, Gowns Don’t Protect Against MRSA, VRE Infections In Hospitals

A new study has found that wearing gowns and gloves in intensive care units does little to prevent the spread of Staphylococcus aureus or Enterococcus, known also as MRSA and VRE respectively.

10/07/2013

File photo of a hospital. (credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Hospitals Dealing With Rise Of Dangerous ‘Superbugs’

They sweep. They swab. They sterilize. And still the germs persist.

04/29/2013

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