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As the Ebola Epidemic Turns a Corner, What Lessons Can We Learn?

Filed in Public Health by on February 12, 2015 0 Comments
As the Ebola Epidemic Turns a Corner, What Lessons Can We Learn?
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By Carl H. Coleman Recent news from West Africa indicates that the Ebola epidemic is turning a corner. In late January, the World Health Organization reported fewer than 100 new confirmed Ebola cases in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, a sharp drop from a high of more than 700 cases reported in a single week […]

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Flu Vaccinations in the Workplace – What Health Care Employers Need to Know – Part Two

Filed in Employment Law, Public Health by on January 30, 2015 0 Comments
Flu Vaccinations in the Workplace – What Health Care Employers Need to Know – Part Two
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By: Joseph C. O’Keefe, Daniel L. Saperstein, and Harry N. Hudesman Editor’s Note: You can read Part One of this post here. Precautionary Alternatives to Influenza Vaccination Employers that are not under a legal obligation to impose influenza vaccine mandates and otherwise choose not to impose them, can implement other lawful precautionary measures to protect […]

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Flu Vaccinations in the Workplace – What Health Care Employers Need to Know – Part One

Filed in Employment Law, Public Health by on January 29, 2015 0 Comments
Flu Vaccinations in the Workplace – What Health Care Employers Need to Know – Part One
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By: Joseph C. O’Keefe, Daniel L. Saperstein, and Harry N. Hudesman Editor’s Note: Health Reform Watch is very pleased to welcome Joseph C. O’Keefe, Daniel L. Saperstein, and Harry N. Hudesman, attorneys at Proskauer Rose in Newark, New Jersey, to the blog today. This is Part One of their two-part post; we will feature Part […]

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Mental Health and New York’s No-Gun List

Filed in Mental Health, Public Health by on December 10, 2014 14 Comments
Mental Health and New York’s No-Gun List
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By Tiffany Tagarelli New York has recently revealed its newly created database of New Yorkers determined to be mentally unstable and unable to carry a firearm.  The New York Safe Act required the establishment of the database, maintained by the State of New York Division of Criminal Justice Services, after the tragic events of Sandy […]

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Do Healthcare Workers Have a Duty to Treat During a Pandemic?

Filed in Ethics, Global Health, Public Health by on November 13, 2014 0 Comments
Do Healthcare Workers Have a Duty to Treat During a Pandemic?
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By Donna Hanrahan The recent Ebola outbreak has reignited a longstanding debate in medical ethics – in times of a pandemic, do healthcare workers have a duty to treat? The global community was confronted with similar issues during the outbreak of SARS in 2003, a time when 30% of cases were attributed to healthcare workers […]

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