Dan Mangan is a reporter covering health care for CNBC.com.
Mangan has been a journalist for more than 20 years, most recently as a general assignment/rewrite reporter at the New York Post. In his more than dozen years at The Post, Mangan routinely covered major stories, including the 9/11 terror attacks, the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme, the 2008 financial meltdown and a slew of juicy Gotham scandals du jour, among them the personal tribulations of Yankee slugger Alex Rodriguez.
Prior to that, Mangan began his career in his native Connecticut, writing obituaries for The Hour of Norwalk, before moving on to cover business, government and the court systems at The Hour, the Fairfield County Business Journal and The Advocate of Stamford.
Most people don't examine their current Medicare plan—or even consider options. But enrollees need to do that every year, experts say.
"We have to rethink the way we address Ebola infection control because even a single infection is unacceptable," said Dr. Thomas Frieden.
A nurse in Spain has become the first person to contract Ebola outside of West Africa, as an NBC News freelancer arrived in Nebraska for treatment.
Ebola's contagiousness rate is much less other diseases. On average, an infected person passes the virus on to just two others.