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  • Ebola battle far from over, survivor says

    FORT WORTH, Texas The nation's attention has shifted away from the lethal Ebola virus because there are no active cases in the U.S., survivor Dr. Kent Brantly said Tuesday, but he urged the American public to remember the fight still rages in West Africa....
  • Flu vaccine still provides protection without perfect match to strains

    Flu vaccine still provides protection without perfect match to strains
    These are the calls public health officials don't want this time of year, from procrastinators who haven't gotten the flu vaccine asking if it's still worthwhile. "I tell them, 'Of course it is,'" said Doris Hare, communicable disease program manager...
  • Holiday gift for aging parents

    Holiday gift for aging parents
    It's the holiday surprise no one wants: seeing your aging parents and thinking how frail they look since the last time you saw them. That should be your cue to plan an end-of-life conversation while the family is together. You may think that talking...
  • Italian Ebola victim's condition improves

    The condition of an Italian doctor repatriated from West Africa after being diagnosed with Ebola is improving and no longer has fever, the Rome hospital which is treating him said on Thursday. The 50 year-old Sicilian, the only confirmed Italian victim...
  • One shot or two? Many questions unresolved in Ebola vaccine race

    One shot or two? Many questions unresolved in Ebola vaccine race
    Scientists racing to develop vaccines against Ebola are trying to determine whether they can best fight the disease with a single injection or with two, a calculation that could determine how quickly and effectively a program can be rolled out....
  • American nurse exposed to Ebola admitted to Maryland hospital

    American nurse exposed to Ebola admitted to Maryland hospital
    An American nurse who was exposed to Ebola while volunteering in an Ebola treatment unit in Sierra Leone arrived at the National Institutes of Health's Clinical Center in Maryland on Thursday, the NIH said in a statement. The nurse was transferred to...
  • With Ian Crozier's reveal, here are the 10 Ebola patients treated in U.S.

    Since the current Ebola outbreak began a year ago in West Africa — where the World Health Organization estimates the virus has claimed more than 6,000 lives — 10 patients have been treated in the United States. Of those 10, eight have...
  • Lackey Free Clinic in Yorktown hires first staff dentist

    Lackey Free Clinic in Yorktown hires first staff dentist
    In the few weeks since the Lackey Free Clinic in Yorktown hired its first staff dentist, the wait list for care has decreased significantly. Similarly, the opportunity to move from strictly crisis care to providing regular oral health checkups and...
  • Study: No increase in risky sexual activity with HPV vaccine

    Study: No increase in risky sexual activity with HPV vaccine
    Vaccinating young girls against the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) does't lead to an increase in risky sexual activity, a new study shows. Teen girls in the study who were vaccinated against HPV were no more likely to become pregnant or...
  • Rabies alert issued for areas of Seminole County

    Rabies alert issued for areas of Seminole County
    State health officials today issued a rabies alert for the Longwood and Winter Springs areas after two wild raccoons tested positive for the disease. Officials are urging anyone who may have been bitten or scratched by a raccoon near that area to contact...
  • Alert lifted for mosquito-borne virus chikungunya

    Alert lifted for mosquito-borne virus chikungunya
    The Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County Monday lifted the alert for the mosquito-borne disease chikungunya fever. The alert has been in effect since July. The decision to lift the alert was based on two main factors: The last set of...