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  • Fauci acknowledges that Ebola guidelines failed to protect caregivers

    A top federal health official conceded Sunday that the government-recommended protective gear worn by nurses and doctors caring for patients sickened by Ebola has been inadequate to protect caregivers from infection. The official, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci,...
  • A political crisis called Ebola

    A political crisis called Ebola
    Until last week, Ebola was merely a humanitarian disaster and a threat to global health. Now it's a U.S. political crisis too. And that's not just because of the heightened vitriol between the two parties in an election year. The Obama administration's...
  • Illinois launches new Ebola hotline, task force

    Illinois launches new Ebola hotline, task force
    The Illinois Department of Public Health announced Friday the launch of a new Ebola hotline and plans to create an Ebola task force consisting of health care and emergency response departments. Department Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck also said that by...
  • Another Ebola challenge: Disposing of medical waste

    A single Ebola patient treated in a U.S. hospital will generate eight 55-gallon barrels of medical waste each day. Protective gloves, gowns, masks and booties are donned and doffed by all who approach the patient's bedside and then discarded. Disposable...
  • U.S. Ebola czar seeks to reverse government mistakes, step up response

    U.S. Ebola czar seeks to reverse government mistakes, step up response
    U.S. Ebola czar Ron Klain faces a hefty to-do list when he begins his new role: soothe Americans' jitters about the virus, fix federal coordination with states, and restore a sense of control over the crisis that the White House had lost. Klain, a former...
  • How to spend $25m on Ebola

    How to spend $25m on Ebola
    I note that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife have gifted $25 million to fight the Ebola epidemic. I have a great plan for part of the money. Since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has failed so far, I think we should give $10...
  • What does it mean to be on new Ebola restrictions?

    Texas health officials are asking 75 healthcare workers who were exposed to the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S., Thomas Eric Duncan, to sign a document that outlines restrictions on their travel and movement. Basically, about all they can do...
  • Ebola Scams: Spreading Rapidly

    Ebola Scams: Spreading Rapidly
    If it's in the news, it's scam-worthy. Scammers are cashing in on fears following the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, selling products online claiming to cure or prevent the virus. None of these products, from herbal oils to snake venom, works. The...
  • Breast cancer strikes all kinds of women, even those without common risk factors

    Breast cancer strikes all kinds of women, even those without common risk factors
    When Beth Stewart was 36 years old, she felt a pebble-sized lump in her breast. The Odenton mother of two was healthy and active and had no immediate family history of disease or common gene mutations — but she had advanced and aggressive breast...
  • Rob Lowe's not completely sold on this new Ebola czar

    Rob Lowe's not completely sold on this new Ebola czar
    Rob Lowe's a little concerned about the whole Ebola situation -- but not the same way Chris Brown was a few days back. "Let me get this straight. The new 'Ebola Czar' has NO medical experience?!!," the 50-year-old actor and father of two said Friday...
  • CDC to issue Ebola guidelines for healthcare workers as soon as today

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will issue new guidelines for healthcare workers handling Ebola patients as soon as Saturday, the agency confirmed to the Los Angeles Times. The CDC is “wrapping up the final details” about...