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  • In Dallas, fear of Ebola seeps into daily routines

    In Dallas, fear of Ebola seeps into daily routines
    The deadly Ebola virus has struck three people all living within a few miles of one another — and of Christine Carey. Since the first patient was diagnosed Sept. 30, Carey has been attending news conferences and pestering public officials to...
  • More than 200 Boca firefighters undergo Ebola training, just in case

    More than 200 Boca firefighters undergo Ebola training, just in case
    They looked like they were on the set of a science-fiction movie — these two men in large, baggy white suits. A tube secured to one firefighter's face ran down to what looked like a waist pack. Both firefighters wore bright blue gloves, with...
  • Corbett: Stay calm about Ebola

    Corbett: Stay calm about Ebola
    HARRISBURG — Three Pennsylvania residents were on the Cleveland-to-Dallas flight with a nurse who contracted Ebola after caring for a patient in a Texas hospital, Gov. Tom Corbett said Friday. The flight was five days ago, Corbett said, and the...
  • Before Ebola, feds cut money to hospitals

    Before Ebola, feds cut money to hospitals
    As Pennsylvania hospitals work to remain ready for any number of public health emergencies — from likely disasters such as a busy flu season to unlikely events such as an Ebola outbreak — they are doing so with dramatically reduced federal...
  • Transfer of Ebola patients reflects a tacit shift in strategy

    Transfer of Ebola patients reflects a tacit shift in strategy
    The federal government effectively began to restrict the care of Ebola patients to hospitals with special bio-containment units Thursday, and the Obama administration labored to reassure jittery Americans and increasingly skeptical lawmakers that public...
  • Nurse Nina Pham, who contracted Ebola, gets warm goodbye from Dallas

    Nurse Nina Pham, who contracted Ebola, gets warm goodbye from Dallas
    The first Texas nurse to contract Ebola, Nina Pham, left the Dallas hospital where she has been receiving treatment for the virus this week for a flight to a National Institutes of Health facility in Maryland, officials said Thursday. Pham, 26, is the...
  • Virginia records adoptions, helps searches

    Half of all children given up for adoption will search for their birth parents at some point in their lives. Those adopted as infants are the most common group of people searching, and most often they start looking for the mother first, according to...
  • Social media lead patients to Orlando Health for new treatment

    Social media lead patients to Orlando Health for new treatment
    People might not expect to find life-changing medical treatment 2,400 miles from home via Facebook, but Amy Caterina did. The San Diego woman, who suffers from a chronic, painful swelling of the arms or legs called lymphedema, saw posts on Facebook...
  • Harvest festival gives Korean Angelenos a taste of home

    Harvest festival gives Korean Angelenos a taste of home
    In a shaded tent winding up Irolo Street in Koreatown, vendors from all over South Korea sold their regional specialties, including dried seaweed, sliced plum pickles, dried mussels, pickled octopus and marsh snail oil. Throngs of mostly elderly...
  • Celebrate National Public Lands Day by becoming volunteer

    The state Department of Environmental Protection needs volunteers to celebrate National Public Lands Day on Sept. 27, which is the nation's largest volunteer effort to improve public land in the United States. The event started in 1994 with three sites...
  • South Windsor Woman's Goal: Mental Health Help For Officers

    South Windsor Woman's Goal: Mental Health Help For Officers
    EAST HARTFORD — Nothing seemed unusual about East Hartford police Officer Paul Buchanan on the final morning of his life. Those early hours on March 12, 2013, were pretty routine as Buchanan and his wife, Trish, prepared to go to work. He brown-...