In the last few days, the U.S. has begun implementing unprecedented measures to deal with the Ebola virus that has been confirmed in three cases and resulted in one death in the U.S.
Update: Ebola Protocol and Policy Changes in the U.S.
- "Reality Check: To Burn Off a Soda, You'll Have To Run 50 Minutes," NPR's "The Salt": A study finds that adolescents bought fewer sweetened beverages when calorie content was listed with how long an individual would have to exercise to burn it off.
- "Mentoring Kids in Poverty Helps Lower Health Risks: Study," Reuters: A new study finds that low-income adolescents in areas of worsening poverty who do not have a mentor had twice the allostatic load -- the overall physical strain on the body from chronic stress -- than those who had a mentor.
- "When Doctors and Nurses Work Together," New York Times' "Well": Yale-New Haven Hospital's obstetrics and gynecology department reduced adverse patient outcomes and saved nearly $50 million in liability payments over five years by implementing reforms that integrated physicians and nurses.
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