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UT Southwestern Neuroscience Chair Named To National Academies’ Institute of Medicine

As part of their membership, IOM inductees help shape policies that affect public health and advise the federal government on issues relating to education, research, and medical care.
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THR Sees Financial Repercussions Of Ebola Diagnoses

Moody's Investors Service revised its outlook on THR's long-term debt on Thursday from "positive" to "developing," stating that Ebola-related events have created financial uncertainty at Presbyterian.
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Obama Names Ebola ‘Czar’

Ron Klain, the new "czar," is the president of Case Holdings and general counsel of Revolution LLC, and previously served as chief of staff to vice presidents Al Gore and Joe Biden.
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Dallas-based Socrates Health Names Former HHS Secretary to Its Board

Tommy G. Thompson, the former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services and governor of Wisconsin, has joined the board of Socrates Health Solutions Inc. The Dallas-based company makes a noninvasive blood glucose monitoring device.

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FDA Approves Drugs To Treat Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved two new drugs on Wednesday that help delay the development of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a severe and often-fatal lung disease that is characterized by scarring in the lungs and typically affects middle-aged and elderly people.
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HealthCare.gov To Shorten Insurance Application Next Month

Federal officials announced Wednesday that consumers shopping for insurance on HealthCare.gov will use an application that is roughly one-fourth as long as the complex questionnaire rolled out in 2013.
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Kimberly-Clark Corp. Announces Healthcare Business Spinoff Details

As of the close of trading on Oct. 23, shareholders will receive one share of Halyard Health for every eight shares of Kimberly-Clark common stock held.
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Baylor Research Institute Developing MS Vaccine

The team has been working on this project for three years, with early and promising results now surfacing.
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THR Joins Nation’s Largest Electronic Health Record Sharing Network

This new capability will allow THR to electronically share health records, bringing healthcare delivery in America one step closer to interoperability.
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