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  • Persistence, acceptance helped Rachel Vander Kolk navigate twin sister's death

    Persistence, acceptance helped Rachel Vander Kolk navigate twin sister's death
    It has been more than two years since Rachel Vander Kolk woke in the middle of the night to learn her twin sister, Tracy, had taken her own life. "Why didn't I notice anything?" Rachel said. "I felt like I should have recognized she was hurting...
  • In the U.S., gun violence kills blacks at twice the rate of whites

    In the U.S., gun violence kills blacks at twice the rate of whites
    The risk of dying from a gunshot wound is twice as high for African Americans as it is for white Americans, according to a new study based on 11 years’ worth of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Between 2000 and 2010, the...
  • How listeria gets in your food, and how to prevent it

    How listeria gets in your food, and how to prevent it
    The recent fruit recall involving produce sold at Ralphs, Trader Joe's, Costco, Food 4 Less and other grocery outlets due to possible contamination with listeria may have people wondering how the bacteria comes into contact with food. According to the...
  • Ebola cases in the U.S.

    Ebola cases in the U.S.
    There have been eight cases of Ebola seen in the United States since the beginning of August. A Liberian man who died Oct. 8 in a Dallas, Texas hospital was the first person diagnosed with the virus on U.S. soil. Two hospital employees who cared for the...
  • Second American Ebola patient wheeled into Atlanta hospital for treatment

    Second American Ebola patient wheeled into Atlanta hospital for treatment
    An American missionary stricken with Ebola in West Africa wore a protective white suit on Tuesday as she was wheeled on a stretcher into the Atlanta hospital where doctors will try to save her and a fellow aid worker from the deadly virus. Nancy...
  • Toddler fights salmonella after family dogs ate contaminated dog food

    Toddler fights salmonella after family dogs ate contaminated dog food
    It took years for Brian and Elizabeth Hall to have their first baby. It will take years more for their infant daughter to get well. Amy Hall turned 2 last month, battling a debilitating form of salmonella that, according to her parents, surfaces every...
  • CDC: Ebola cases could go as high as 1.4 million by late January

    In a grim assessment of the Ebola epidemic, researchers say the deadly virus threatens to become endemic to West Africa instead of eventually disappearing from humans. "The current epidemiologic outlook is bleak," wrote a panel of more than 60 World...
  • Microsoft co-founder Allen to give $9 million for Ebola fight

    Microsoft co-founder Allen to give $9 million for Ebola fight
    Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen's charitable foundation on Thursday will announce it is donating $9 million to support U.S. efforts to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, a source familiar with the matter said. The gift to the Centers for...
  • Plunge in kindergartners' vaccination rate worries health officials

    Plunge in kindergartners' vaccination rate worries health officials
    California parents are deciding against vaccinating their kindergarten-age children at twice the rate they did seven years ago, a fact public health experts said is contributing to the reemergence of measles across the state and may lead to outbreaks of...
  • Ebola outbreak could spur action for Md. scientists working on vaccine

    Ebola outbreak could spur action for Md. scientists working on vaccine
    Public health officials have just one tactic to battle the unrelenting Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa — quarantine — but as the disease continues to spread, scientists in Maryland are among those close to discovering other weapons....
  • Ebola patient coming to U.S. as aid workers' health worsens

    Ebola patient coming to U.S. as aid workers' health worsens
    A U.S. aid worker who was infected with the deadly Ebola virus while working in West Africa will be flown to the United States to be treated in a high-security ward at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, hospital officials said on Thursday. The aid...