U.S. children's hospitals have best heart surgery care; New study sheds light on how Ebola works;

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> Children's hospitals in the U.S. deliver the highest-quality, most efficient heart surgery care, according to research presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, News-Medical reports. Article

> Researchers may have discovered the Ebola virus' method of severe inflammation and reduced integrity in blood vessels, according to a new study published in PLOS Pathogens. Study abstract

> Colorado is stepping up its recruitment of nurses specializing in post-sexual assault exams in response to a shortage, according to the Aurora Sentinel. Article

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> It's a matter of faith that most hospitals earn the biggest margins on patients that have private insurance. But a new study indicates that acute care facilities routinely clean up on such patients. Article

> The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released a list of counties and parishes that will lose their rural designation that allows acute care facilities within their boundaries to receive extra payments as critical access hospitals. Article

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