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  • Nurse fights Ebola quarantine, says she won't be 'bullied around by politicians'

    Nurse fights Ebola quarantine, says she won't be 'bullied around by politicians'
    Saying she will not be bullied by politicians, a Maine nurse is giving the state an ultimatum: Lift her Ebola quarantine by Thursday or she will disregard the restrictions and go to court. The saga of nurse Kaci Hickox illustrates how U.S. states are...
  • Hopkins, UM designated to care for Ebola patients in Maryland as N.Y. case emerges

    Hopkins, UM designated to care for Ebola patients in Maryland as N.Y. case emerges
    Maryland health officials designated three hospitals to receive Ebola patients in Maryland — including Johns Hopkins Hospital and the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore — changing course from previous plans almost two weeks...
  • Potential Ebola patient transferred to Baltimore hospital tests negative for virus

    Potential Ebola patient transferred to Baltimore hospital tests negative for virus
    A potential Ebola patient taken to University of Maryland Medical Center on Monday night was the first in the state whose case prompted a blood test for the deadly virus. The results were negative for Ebola, state health officials said Tuesday morning....
  • Nurse defies Ebola quarantine, goes for bike ride

    Nurse defies Ebola quarantine, goes for bike ride
    A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone but has tested negative for the virus went for a bike ride on Thursday, defying Maine's order that she be quarantined in her home and setting up a legal collision with Governor Paul LePage. Attorneys for...
  • Poll shows Ebola fears keeping some Americans at home

    Ebola fears have not yet affected international business travel, according to one poll, but another suggests Americans at large are concerned enough that they are curbing overseas trips. A poll released Thursday by the Global Business Travel...
  • These moms need to go on a shame-free diet

    These moms need to go on a shame-free diet
    DEAR AMY: My partner and I have two young daughters. Our oldest is 3. We have both struggled with our own body images and have done various diets throughout our lives. I guess I carry around more shame around the diets, so I don't say much about them....
  • We can do better on these health hazards

    Over and over again, the ready availability of prescription drugs to unauthorized users is cited as a major contributor to drug abuse and death and as the gateway to illegal drugs for minors. So why do we make it so difficult to dispose of unused,...
  • O'Hare among five U.S. airports to beef up screening for Ebola

    O'Hare among five U.S. airports to beef up screening for Ebola
    Chicago is expected to intensify the screening of airline passengers for public health risks, specifically Ebola, in the next few days with measures that would include taking the temperatures of individuals arriving at O’Hare International Airport,...
  • Enterovirus suspected in Bethlehem school

    Enterovirus suspected in Bethlehem school
    The Lehigh Valley may have its first case of enterovirus D68, which has hospitalized hundreds of children across the country and may be associated with the deaths of four people. Matt Kerr, spokesman for the Allentown Diocese, said Wednesday morning a...
  • Texas Ebola patient dies, hospital says

    Texas Ebola patient dies, hospital says
    DALLAS (Reuters) - The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, Liberian national Thomas Eric Duncan, died on Wednesday morning at a Dallas hospital, a hospital spokesman said. "It is with profound sadness and heartfelt disappointment...
  • Waterbury Hospital Could See Layoffs, Reduced Services After Tenet Deal

    The head of the financially troubled Waterbury Hospital said Friday that the organization was reserving all its options, including layoffs, to keep its doors open after Tenet Healthcare Corp. walked away from its deal to buy the hospital. Darlene...