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  • Texas Children’s plans to build isolation unit for infectious diseases … – CultureMap Houston

    Texas Children’s plans to build isolation unit for infectious diseases … – CultureMap Houston

    Texas Children’s Hospital has announced plans to build an eight-bed special isolation unit at the institution’s West Campus location. The new unit will be specifically oriented for children with highly infectious diseases, including Ebola, pandemic influenza and enterovirus D68. Following a recent visit from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the hospital has been designated as a pediatric Ebola treatment facility by the State of Texas.

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  • The Health-Cost Slowdown Isn’t Just About the Economy – New York Times

    It’s one of the most important economic questions today: Is the snail-like growth of health costs over the last several years a real trend, or is it merely a temporary part of the Great Recession’s aftermath?

    The data experts who compile the government’s official numbers on health spending lean toward the more pessimistic view. They think the slowdown – to the lowest level of growth on record – stems in large part from Americans skimping on medical care during tough times.

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  • Mayo Clinic Works To Develop Ovarian Cancer Vaccine – CBS Local

    There are no early detection tests for ovarian cancer, and 56 percent of women diagnosed with the disease die within five years. That’s why the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MOCA) spends most of their budget on funding research.

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  • A veteran photo project that shows what can’t always be spoken

    A veteran photo project that shows what can’t always be spoken

    Wars end, soldiers return. Uniforms are folded and pictures placed on the mantle. And though new lives begin, veterans carry their service with them long after they return home.

    For many, reintegration is coming to terms with those two halves: the veteran and the civilian made anew.

    That bifurcated existence is the basis for the Veteran Art Project, a captivating visual experiment by a 27-year-old photographer who is exploring a part of the veteran’s experience that is sometimes difficult to articulate.

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