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  • Hurrying to prepare for Ebola in Florida

    Hurrying to prepare for Ebola in Florida
    With growing concern over the spread of Ebola to two health-care workers in Texas, Florida officials are calling for additional equipment, training and direction to ensure the state is ready if a case is reported here. On Wednesday, Gov. Rick Scott...
  • Quarantines among legal tools available if Ebola outbreak widens

    WASHINGTON As the web of infection widens, questions about the U.S. government's legal authority to contain the Ebola virus are increasing, even as federal officials attempt to keep public panic at bay by diverting the focus from the hypothetical. Beyond...
  • Texas nurse with Ebola expected at NIH hospital on Thursday: official

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nina Pham, the first Texas nurse to be diagnosed with Ebola after treating a Liberian man at a Dallas hospital, is being moved to the National Institutes of Health outside Washington, the agency said on Thursday. Pham, who was...
  • 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...
  • Four Ebola quotes that may come back to haunt CDC's Tom Frieden

    Four Ebola quotes that may come back to haunt CDC's Tom Frieden
    Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is appearing before a House panel Thursday morning to meet congressional accusers who are prepared to use the public health official’s own words about Ebola against him....
  • Ebola ruled out as possibility for JFK patient

    Ebola ruled out as possibility for JFK patient
    Palm Beach County health officials followed federal guidelines in ruling out Ebola as a possible diagnosis for a patient transported by ambulance to JFK Medical Center on Wednesday. The woman, who had recently visited Africa, was staying at the Four...
  • Malpractice laws that favor doctors fail to cut health costs: study

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For decades, it's been the conventional wisdom that U.S. healthcare costs are high because doctors order expensive tests to protect themselves from malpractice lawsuits, but new evidence says that assumption is wrong. The...
  • Government slow to issue protocols

    Now we learn that a second nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas has contracted the Ebola virus. This has become completely unacceptable. My understanding is that the hospital did not have a biocontainment unit. There are only four...
  • Exercising three times a week significantly cuts depression risk

    LONDON (Reuters) - Exercising three times a week reduces the odds of developing depression by around 16 percent, scientists said on Wednesday -- and for every extra weekly activity session, the risk drops further. In a study conducted as part of a public...
  • Family Of Southbury Training School Patient Seeks To Sue State For $5 Million

    The Newington family of Jackie Kiley Jr., who died of a fungal infection while under the care of Southbury Training School, has filed notice of a $5 million wrongful-death claim against the state. In a letter to the state claims commissioner, who will...
  • Listen to nurses who blow the whistle on shoddy Ebola care

    Listen to nurses who blow the whistle on shoddy Ebola care
    To the editor: A second healthcare worker has tested positive for Ebola. We know that protective precautions were not adequate at Dallas' Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital and nurses were afraid to voice their concerns. ("Nurses at Dallas hospital...