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  • Protect yourself against flu, other illnesses

    Protect yourself against flu, other illnesses
    Now that autumn has arrived coming, it's time to prepare for your annual flu shot. But are there other shots you should consider to maintain good health? "It's worth reviewing the recommended immunizations with your primary provider, as guidelines...
  • First Ebola Case Diagnosed In U.S. - CDC

    U.S. health officials said on Tuesday that the first patient infected with the deadly Ebola virus had been diagnosed in the country after flying from Liberia to Texas, in a new sign of how the outbreak ravaging West Africa can spread globally. The...
  • Worst Ebola outbreak on record tests global response

    Worst Ebola outbreak on record tests global response
    (Reuters) - International agencies and governments are fighting to contain the world's worst Ebola epidemic since the disease was identified in 1976. The virus, which causes fever and bleeding, has killed at least 3,000 people. Here is a timeline of...
  • Trio of pharma companies jump after CDC confirms U.S. Ebola case

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Several pharmaceutical companies with potential Ebola treatments jumped in extended trade on Tuesday after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the first case of the virus diagnosed in the country. U.S.-...
  • Ebola outbreaks in Senegal and Nigeria now under control, CDC says

    The Ebola outbreaks in Senegal and Nigeria appear to be under control, with no new cases reported in more than 21 days, according to reports issued Tuesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As international health officials...
  • CDC director says U.S. should be able to contain Ebola spread

    (Reuters) - The first patient diagnosed with Ebola in the United States initially sought treatment six days after arriving in the country, potentially exposing a "handful" of family members and others to the virus, a top U.S. health official said on...
  • Obama has been briefed about Ebola case in Dallas: White House

    Obama has been briefed about Ebola case in Dallas: White House
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has been briefed about the case of Ebola diagnosed in Dallas, the White House said on Tuesday. Obama was given the details by Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention....
  • Keeping Tabs On Parents' Safety

    Keeping Tabs On Parents' Safety
    About two months ago, Cindi Ramos made the decision to move her elderly father out of his seven-room house in Stafford into an assisted living facility. In the year after Ramos's mother died, her father slipped into dementia, brought on by grief. Ramos,...
  • The medical roller coaster of Hepatis C treatment

    PITTSBURGH Barbara Walter has experienced the full medical odyssey of chronic hepatitis C infection, having faced its every major challenge while benefiting from all of the modern breakthrough treatments. She is one of the lucky few. She is cured, with...
  • Texas hospital evaluating patient who may have Ebola

    A Texas hospital is evaluating a patient whose symptoms and recent travel history raised fears of Ebola.  Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas has the unidentified patient in strict isolation, the hospital said a statement late Monday, and it is...
  • Russia reports first cases of deadly bird flu in two years

    PARIS (Reuters) - Russia has reported the first cases of a highly pathogenic bird flu virus in nearly two years in villages in Southern Russia, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) said on Tuesday. Domestic chickens, geese and ducks were...