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  • Search is on after man dies of rare Lassa fever

    New Jersey officials are trying to track down health care workers and others who had contact with a man who died of an infectious disease that is rarely seen in the United States.
  • Rutter: Lives lost for the same preventable reason

    Rutter: Lives lost for the same preventable reason
    Reeve Mathew was 10. John Forbes Nash Jr. was 86. One was a bright child from Gurnee. The other was a famed Nobel Prize winning mathematician. They shared nothing obvious in life except for the manner in which their lives ended Saturday. They were...

    Man diagnosed with Lassa fever dies in US after Liberia trip

    A New Jersey man died Monday evening after been diagnosed with Lassa fever — a frightening infectious disease from West Africa that is rarely seen in the United States, a federal health official said. The man recently returned from Liberia,...

    Ohio bill would allow patients to get STD meds for partners

    A bill in Ohio seeks to expand access to treatment for certain sexually transmitted diseases by allowing doctors to prescribe medication to their patients' partners without examining them. Licensed health professionals in Ohio must first see patients...

    20-week abortion ban misguided

    The passage of a 20-week abortion ban by the U.S. House of Representatives on May 13 sets the stage to dangerously restrict access to safe, legal abortion. This bill would prevent doctors from providing women with the best medical care possible, and...