Connecticut's individual market grew by 55%; Medicare Advantage plans cost 6% more than traditional Medicare;

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> Connecticut's individual insurance market increased by 55 percent, enrolling almost 60,000 people in a health plan since last year, the Connecticut Mirror reported. Article

> Medicare Advantage plans cost 6 percent more than traditional Medicare, but they a offer higher quality of care, reported the New York Times. Article

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> The World Health Organization reported the Ebola outbreak is worse than previously thought--and controlling the virus is especially difficult because researchers don't know the source. Article

> Training nurses in mental health issues earlier in their education could help close the gap in mental healthcare, as well as better equip nurses to deal with mentally ill patients. Article

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> Just as technology vendors have learned the importance of integrating systems such as computerized physician order entry into healthcare employees' workflow, new research advocates similar attention to patients' needs in gaining--and maintaining--their engagement in self-care technology. Article

> Personal information for about 4.5 million patients of Franklin, Tennessee-based Community Health Systems--which operates 206 hospitals in 29 states--was compromised in April and June when hackers gained access to its computer network. Article

> And finally … I draw well, therefore, I'm smart? Article