FDA expands Zika screening to all US blood centers
Yahoo! News The government told all U.S. blood banks Friday to start screening for Zika, a major expansion intended to protect the nation's blood supply from the mosquito-borne virus.
Advice for people living in or traveling to South Florida
Local union workers and veterans protest VA privatization
The Daily About 50 veterans, union employees and family members gathered at the Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Hospital Wednesday to protest the proposed federal privatization of veteran health care.
IA: Iowans rally to keep mental health institutions open
KWQC Two of Iowa’s four state-run mental health institutions are set to close in six months. Dozens gathered in Mount Pleasant today to protest the governor’s decision to privatize mental health care.
TX: Failed Hospital Deal Reveals Ties to Janek
MyHighPlains.com Three years ago, a company called Geo Care Inc. failed to win a contract from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission to privatize the Kerrville State Hospital, one of the state's 10 psychiatric facilities.
Tightened Guidance for U.S. Healthcare Workers on Personal Protective Equipment for Ebola
CDC The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is tightening previous infection control guidance for healthcare workers caring for patients with Ebola, to ensure there is no ambiguity.
NJ: Employees protest the privatization of state group homes
NBC 40 Members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees are hoping to raise awareness for what they say are the damaging affects of privatizing a state group home.
LA: Analysis: Strife emerges in LSU privatization deal
The Associated Press Only a year into privatization, a bitter feud has erupted from a deal that transferred management of LSU’s Shreveport and Monroe hospitals to a research foundation that had never run a patient care facility.
Florida Puts Child Safety Before Parents' Rights
Carol Marbin Miller,
McClatchy News Gov. Rick Scott signed into law Monday a sweeping overhaul of Florida's long-troubled child welfare agency, discarding a decade-old policy that favored the rights of parents over those of neglected and abused children.
Heated comments fly at Dubuque Co. supervisors meeting
U.S. Supreme Court Might Take Up Rick Scott's "Drug Test Everyone" Plan
Miami News Times Gov. Rick Scott's plan to randomly drug test every single state employee in Florida -- from department heads to minimum wage DMV janitors -- has already failed the common-sense test and an appeals court ruling.
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