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Ebola: Five ways the CDC got it wrong

Health - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 09:47
A nurse contracts Ebola. An urgent care center in Boston shuts down when a sick man walks in. Workers complain they haven't been trained to protect themselves. Is the CDC partly to blame?
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The scariest virus (hint: it's not Ebola)

Health - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 07:13
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How could a U.S. nurse get Ebola?

Health - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 21:36
On the surface, the nurse seemed to have taken all the precautions needed to protect herself from Ebola.
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White House not naming Ebola 'czar,' despite calls to do so

Health - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 14:39
The White House continued to rebuff demands from Republican lawmakers to name an Ebola "czar" Monday, saying the current strategy headed by a top adviser allows the government to more effectively prevent the virus' spread.
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Theater buff loses 121 pounds

Health - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 09:26
Actor loses 121 pounds to feel better, and ends up nabbing the lead role in his own life.
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How rabbi lost 100 pounds

Health - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 08:20
Rabbi Pesach Sommer lost 100 pounds after a doctor told him he had type 2 diabetes.
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Michigan toddler dies of enterovirus D68

Health - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 07:58
A Michigan toddler has died of enterovirus D68, another reminder of the deadly potential of a disease that has infected hundreds nationwide in two months.
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ERs prepare as fears of Ebola spread

Health - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 22:06
Emergency rooms around the U.S. are preparing for the people who may have Ebola and for the people who just think they do.
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Matt Damon's personal water war

Health - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 21:57
Matt Damon talks to CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta about his mission to bring water and toliets to the poor.
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Dying on her terms

Health - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 18:39
When we think of terminal cancer patients, we don't imagine someone like Brittany Maynard.
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Why we haven't stopped Ebola

Health - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 10:52
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen says we have a plan to stop Ebola, but we haven't been able to execute it.
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The genius spermbank

Health - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 09:59
An eccentric millionaire created a sperm bank with donations from only extraordinary men -- Nobel laureates, an Olympic athlete and geniuses with off-the-chart IQs.
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When suicide is not the answer

Health - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 09:52
Sandeep Jauhar says the practice should be exceedingly rare, as gauging depression of the terminally ill, which may cause desire to die, is not straightforward Hospice care is a better option.
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The emotional challenge of suicide

Health - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 09:52
Brooke Baldwin interviews Stan Curtis, whose wife's choice to end her life with dignity was featured in a documentary.
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This is the messy truth about Ebola

Health - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 09:07
What happens when you get Ebola? CNN's Miguel Marquez explains (Sources: CDC and WHO).
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Precautions, preparations for Ebola in the U.S.

Health - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 15:21
A day after the first Ebola death on American soil, the focus intensifies on those infected in Europe and a possible new case in the United States.
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Ebola Q&A: What you need to know

Health - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 13:22
Your questions about the Ebola virus and if you should be worried now that someone in the U.S. has died are answered.
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A possible cure for blindness

Health - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 12:07
Dr. Josef Bille, a laser eye surgery pioneer, thinks he has a definitive cure for blindness
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Meet the virtual patients training real doctors

Health - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 15:36
Like a flight simulator for doctors, virtual patients are used to train medical students how to make a diagnosis.
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Who was Thomas Eric Duncan?

Health - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:09
Duncan left Africa for the United States, by official accounts, a healthy man. Just over two weeks later, he passed away in a Dallas, Texas, hospital with Ebola.
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