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French Hospital Institute for Children doctor talks face to face with the patient from Kabul, on May 13, 2012 as the local doctor need an expert analisys for their patients by using the telemedicine line. Telemedicine is being used in Kabul to help curing children from remote areas in the northeastern and central part of Afghanistan. More than 5500 consultations have been done this way, saving many lives. (BAY ISMOYO/AFP/Getty Images)

Nation’s First Virtual Health Center in St. Louis

Patients don’t have to leave home and doctors don’t leave the office.

07/30/2015

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Hospital Officials: Patient Does Not Have Ebola

University of Kansas Hospital officials say preliminary tests show a patient who arrived Monday with Ebola-like symptoms does not have the deadly disease.

10/14/2014

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Risk of Ebola Cases in St. Louis is ‘Very Low,’ Expert Says

The Ebola outbreak in Africa is worsening, causing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to issue a special warning. But how likely is this deadly disease to show up in the U.S. or in St. Louis?

07/31/2014

The Joint Commission is urging hospitals to do more to prevent surgical instruments from being left inside a patient. (Getty Images)

Report: Too Many Surgical Implements Are Left Behind In Patients

The Joint Commission is urging surgeons and hospitals to cut down on the number of medical objects accidentally left in patients.

10/19/2013

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Hospital Worker Charged With Stealing Patients’ Identities

Ashley Drummond accused of stealing info from patient charts, applying for credit cards.

07/23/2012

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Patient Walks Away From Embattled Belleville Care Home

Joseph Childs was found safe at a local truck stop.

03/06/2012

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