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  • Amanda Bynes rails against parents, mentions diagnosis and medication

    Amanda Bynes rails against parents, mentions diagnosis and medication
    Amanda Bynes was back online in the wee hours Tuesday and into the morning, telling the world about her parental and conservatorship woes and perhaps revealing a mental-health diagnosis. Perhaps. "I need to get an apartment and my parents won't give...
  • Health official allowed new Ebola patient on plane with slight fever: source

    Health official allowed new Ebola patient on plane with slight fever: source
    A second Texas nurse who has contracted Ebola told a U.S. health official she had a slight fever and was allowed to board a plane from Ohio to Texas, a federal source said on Wednesday, intensifying concerns about the U.S. response to the deadly virus....
  • Run (and laugh) at 3rd Runner's World Half Marathon, Festival

    Run (and laugh) at 3rd Runner's World Half Marathon, Festival
    There's nothing funny about running a half marathon. For most people, it takes months of hard work, sweat, aches and pains. And despite the desire to "just finish" a 13.1 mile run, there's the added pressure to meet your training goal or set a...
  • Scott wants CDC to contact more people who flew on same plane as second Ebola patient

    Scott wants CDC to contact more people who flew on same plane as second Ebola patient
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott wants the CDC to contact all passengers who traveled on the same Frontier Airlines plane as the Texas health-care worker who is now the second person to be infected with Ebola after caring for a Liberian patient. The plane made...
  • Santa Monica bans e-cigarettes in public places

    Santa Monica became the latest city to strictly regulate where e-cigarettes can be smoked, banning their use in most public places. On Tuesday, the City Council voted unanimously to enact tough restrictions on the devices, essentially treating them like...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • New Ebola case in Texas raises worries about U.S. health system

    New Ebola case in Texas raises worries about U.S. health system
    A second Ebola case in Texas — identified Sunday as a hospital worker who cared for the Liberian man who died last week from the disease — is raising fresh doubts about the preparedness of the U.S. health system to handle the deadly outbreak....
  • 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...
  • Ebola pet threat? No evidence that dogs or cats spread the virus

    Ebola pet threat? No evidence that dogs or cats spread the virus
    Public health experts and animal lovers are carefully monitoring the health of a Dallas-area resident who may have had close contact with Nina Pham, the nurse being treated for Ebola virus disease at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. So far, there are...
  • Dallas nurses describe Ebola hospital care: 'There was no protocol'

    Dallas nurses describe Ebola hospital care: 'There was no protocol'
    A Liberian man who arrived by ambulance at a Dallas hospital with symptoms of Ebola sat for "several hours" in a room with other patients before being put in isolation, and the nurses who treated him wore flimsy gowns and had little protective gear,...