Senator calls for restored hospital emergency prep funds; 2/3 of low-income Latino children don't get adequate pain control after surgery;

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> Food Allergy Research & Education and the American College of Emergency Physicians have developed a toolkit for emergency department personnel to help patients with life-threatening food allergies manage their health after discharge. Announcement

> Sen. Bob Casey Jr. (D-Pa.), citing the second confirmed Ebola case in the United States, called for the restoration of $120 million to a federal hospital emergency planning program, according to The Hill. Article

> More than two out of three children from low-income Latino families receive inadequate pain control after post-surgery discharge, according to a study being presented at the 2014 Anesthesiology annual meeting, News-Medical.net reports. Article

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> A district hospital in the San Diego area of Southern California will close its doors next month and is a microcosm for the struggles many smaller hospitals face across the country, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported. Article

> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said it overpaid hospitals in Vermont to defray the costs of a state-level provider tax and has demanded more than $12 million in refunds, Vermont Public Radio reported. Article

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