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About 70 hospital staffers involved in care of Dallas Ebola patient

Source: www.pbs.org – Monday, October 13, 2014
Thomas Eric Duncan, the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S., died Wednesday, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas confirmed. Photo by Mike Stone/Getty Images BREAKING: Records given to the AP show about 70 hospital staffers involved in care of Dallas Ebola patient. — The Associated Press (@AP) October 13, 2014 About 70 staff members at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital were involved in taking care of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola patient to die in the U.S., according to the Associated Press. The medical team’s involvement included drawing Duncan’s blood, putting tubes down his throat, wiping up his diarrhea, analyzing his urine and wiping his saliva. Among the group was Nina Pham, the 26-year-old nurse who contracted Ebola while taking care of Duncan. AP says Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not established the exact number of people who had contact with Duncan. During a press conference earlier today, Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the CDC, said: “If this one individual was infected — and we don’t know how — within the isolation unit, then it is possible that other individuals could have been infected as well. We do not today have a number of such exposed people or potentially exposed health care workers. It’s a relatively large number, we think in the end.” The post About 70 hospital staffers involved in care of Dallas Ebola patient appeared first on PBS NewsHour .

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Children Living with Diabetes Recognized at One Shot Away Event in Dallas


Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) November 27, 2013

In coordination with the Dallas Mavericks and the North Texas Chapter of the American Diabetes Association, MED-CARE Diabetic & Medical Supplies, Inc. hosted “One Shot Away,” a special event held on November 22, 2013 that recognized children living with diabetes and hope for a cure.

As part of the event, 50 area children and their families attended a Dallas Mavericks game, courtesy of MED-CARE. Each attendee received a “One Shot Away” t-shirt and the children had the opportunity to make a shot on the basketball court after the game. The children and families who attended “One Shot Away” were recognized for their contributions and support of the American Diabetes Association’s School Walk to Stop Diabetes, an educational fundraiser that promotes healthy lifestyles, research advocacy and education efforts.

MED-CARE also donated one-year of diabetic supplies to 200 children without insurance. The supplies will be distributed by the American Diabetes Association to school nurses in North Texas.

“This event was a wonderful day to recognize children who are living with diabetes and bring awareness to a disease that impacts more than six million children in the U.S.,” said Steven Silverman, founder and CEO of MED-CARE. “With further research, we are one shot away from a cure.”

ABOUT MED-CARE:

MED-CARE Diabetic and Medical Supplies is a leading medical and pharmacy mail order supply company, founded on the highest principles of patient care and service. MED-CARE helps patients manage their chronic conditions by providing cost-effective, high-quality products and services delivered directly to their homes.

Established in 1999 by Dr. Steve Silverman, the company has more than 500 employees and serves more than 250,000 patients from its headquarters in Boca Raton, Florida and distribution centers in Florida and Tennessee. MED-CARE is accredited by The Joint Commission (T.J.C), the most prestigious accrediting organization recognized by Medicare. Since its inception, MED-CARE has been an accepted provider for Medicare, Medicaid and hundreds of private insurance companies nationwide. The company follows Medicare billing guidelines meticulously. For more information on MED-CARE, visit http://www.medcareinc.com or call 1-888-777-0737.

ABOUT AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION:

The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit http://www.diabetes.org.