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GOP slams Obama's choice for Ebola czar

Health - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 14:32
Republicans who pressed President Barack Obama for a more coordinated federal response to the Ebola outbreak are blasting the appointment of Ron Klain, a veteran Democratic political aide, as the "Ebola czar."
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Airline contacting people on flights with nurse infected with Ebola

Health - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 21:14
A nurse infected with Ebola may have had symptoms sooner, authorities say, and an airline is notifying passengers who were on the same flights she took from Dallas to Cleveland.
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What the dying really regret

Health - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 07:15
There are many regrets patients share with this chaplain before they die; those about time wasted hating their bodies are saddest.
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Watch out for teal pumpkins

Health - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 07:09
Halloween can be extra scary for kids with food allergies. There's a new campaign to place a teal pumpkin outside homes offering non-food treats this holiday.
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Visit to Sanjay Gupta's past

Health - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:02
Dr. Sanjay Gupta traveled from Pakistan to Michigan to discover his family's roots. Here's what he learned along the way.
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Ebola outbreak 'running much faster' than response

Health - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 22:21
The current Ebola outbreak is "running much faster" than the international response to it, the co-discoverer of the virus said Thursday.
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Obama: Ebola czar 'may make sense'

Health - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 20:47
President Barack Obama said Thursday night that it "may be appropriate" for him to appoint a czar to lead his administration's response to Ebola.
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I'd have to do WHAT to eat that?

Health - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 16:17
By early next year, more than 20 chain restaurants will be posting calorie counts on their menus. Yet that information may not be enough to change consumers' behavior, researchers say.
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How did this happen?

Health - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 08:26
That's the question after news broke that a health care worker flew commercially as she was supposedly monitoring herself for possible Ebola.
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Nurses' union slams Texas hospital for lack of Ebola protocol

Health - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 19:23
The Texas hospital where two health care workers contracted Ebola while caring for a patient had guidelines that were "constantly changing" and didn't have protocols on how to deal with the deadly virus," a nurses' union claims.
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Stem cells help nearly blind see

Health - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 08:51
Researchers say that human embryonic stem cells have restored the sight of several nearly blind patients -- and that their latest study shows the cells are safe to use long-term.
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Turnip + Michelle Obama cutting loose = viral Vine

Health - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 07:35
Michelle Obama, never one to turn down an opportunity to champion healthy eating, has co-opted a popular tune -- and, in six seconds, created a viral sensation.
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Man treated for Google Glass addiction

Health - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 07:33
A man who checked in to the Navy's Substance Abuse and Recovery Program for alcoholism is also being treated for a Google Glass addiction, according to a new study.
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The bands around my baby

Health - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 07:00
Amniotic band syndrome is a condition where string-like bands extend from the inner lining of the amnion, the sac that surrounds the baby in the womb
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Mental illness: Time to break taboo

Health - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 06:58
350 million people around the world suffer from depression. Why aren't we talking about it?
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The 7 best strength exercises

Health - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 06:53
Every exercise in your strength program has a purpose -- to help you build strength and muscle, burn fat, and improve your fitness. While there's a time and a place for nearly any exercise under the right circumstance, some movements are simply more effective than others. And it should be no surprise that the ones that build a foundation for skills that you'll use in real life will be the most beneficial for improving your fitness and quality of life.
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Texas abortion clinics can reopen for now

Health - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 20:23
The Supreme Court for now has ordered Texas not to enforce a law that had effectively shut down several clinics that provide abortions. The court's order means those clinics can reopen immediately.
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Facebook pays to freeze employees' eggs

Health - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 16:03
As part of the insurance coverage offered to its female employees, Facebook is paying to freeze their eggs.
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Opinion: Don't let Big Tobacco crush e-cigarettes

Health - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 13:15
Oliver Kershaw says that if Big Tobacco is given monopoly of e-cigarette products, public health will suffer.
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Gupta suits up in Ebola protective gear

Health - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 11:27
Dr. Sanjay Gupta suits up & removes personal protective equipment that the CDC recommends when treating an Ebola patient
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