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Santa Fe Hospital Union Agrees To New Contract

Santa Fe Hospital Union Agrees To New Contract

A union that represents hundreds of nurses and medical technicians at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe has

Drug Schedule Basics

Drug Schedule Basics

By Marisa Demarco — The public health reporting team just ran a story about the reclassification of opioid pain meds in the drug schedules. With …

Ex-Nurse Says Hospitals Lack Infection Control Training

Ex-Nurse Says Hospitals Lack Infection Control Training

By Marisa Demarco — Questions about whether hospitals are ready to handle Ebola patients are springing up around the country this week after two …

Reclassification Of Pain Meds Could Prevent Overdoses

Reclassification Of Pain Meds Could Prevent Overdoses

The federal government has tightened restrictions on prescription hydrocodone combo drugs to try to reduce overdoses. That could be good news for …

Health Provider Says State Refused Evidence Refuting Audit

Health Provider Says State Refused Evidence Refuting Audit

A state agency citing potential Medicaid fraud refused to consider documents that could have cleared a health care provider of allegations that it …

Poverty access and impact

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Flu Season Is Back: Time For Shots!

Flu Season Is Back: Time For Shots!

There’s been so much media attention focused on the Ebola crisis in West Africa and whether the healthcare system in the U.S. is ready for cases

VA Cuts 30 Inpatient Beds

VA Cuts 30 Inpatient Beds

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced this week that it’s decreasing the beds available at Albuquerque’s VA Medical Center—the only

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