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  • As Ebola spreads, so does anxiety in Dallas

    As Ebola spreads, so does anxiety in Dallas
    Teresa Morales, 53, has been a nurse’s assistant at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital or 16 years and has undergone surgeries there. She does not work in the unit where the Ebola patients have been treated, does not know the nurses infected...
  • Md. caregivers seek more training, protection after Ebola spreads to 2 Texas nurses

    Md. caregivers seek more training, protection after Ebola spreads to 2 Texas nurses
    When a Liberian man brought Ebola to Dallas late last month, CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden boldly predicted that the U.S. would "stop it in its tracks." But the spread of the virus to two nurses who cared for the man raises new questions about how...
  • Officials hope to have a protocol soon regarding pets and Ebola

    Officials hope to have a protocol soon regarding pets and Ebola
    Q: Can dogs and cats get the Ebola virus? If the answer is no, as I believe it is, why did they kill that dog from Spain? -- S.H., Chicago, IL Q: I'm worried about a full-out Ebola epidemic eventually coming to America; it's inevitable. And since so many...
  • Immigrant keeps suicide watch over fellow refugees from Bhutan

    Immigrant keeps suicide watch over fellow refugees from Bhutan
    Som Subedi is stuck in traffic. He's running late to check on one of his flock: a 37-year-old woman who's among scores of newly arrived Bhutanese immigrants he watches over like a worried parent. Ran Gurung is on Subedi's watch list. A refugee advocate,...
  • With Ebola scare, travel industry hits rough patch

    With a series of embarrassing accidents in its wake, the $37.1-billion cruise industry was looking forward to a strong booking season this winter. Instead, cruise operators are facing the same crisis that has shaken the airline industry: Ebola....
  • CPS gave 38 shots for allergic reactions in year

      CPS gave 38 shots for allergic reactions in year
    In the first year that Chicago Public Schools stocked epinephrine injectors at all schools, nurses and other trained workers administered the hormone 38 times, according a study by Northwestern Medicine published Monday in the American Journal of...
  • Youth e-cigarette use rising; heart group calls for regulation

    Are electronic cigarettes a bridge to help people quit smoking or a gateway to start smoking young? Either way, a leading heart health organization says it’s high time that federal laws prohibit the sale of these devices to minors, and it recommends...
  • Ebola-infected nurse arrives at Atlanta's Emory hospital for treatment

    One of two Dallas nurses who tested positive for Ebola was transferred to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta for treatment late Wednesday, the hospital said.  Amber Vinson, 29, was among those who had treated Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan. She...
  • September is National Fall Prevention Month: First Day of Fall, Sept. 23, is Falls Prevention Awareness Day

    September has arrived and soon fall will begin making its first golden mark. As soon as we start seeing fallen leaves on the sidewalks, we will also start seeing the usual autumn slip-n-falls. The National Council on Aging has designated Sept. 23 as Falls...
  • 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...
  • Health official allowed new Ebola patient on plane with slight fever: source

    Health official allowed new Ebola patient on plane with slight fever: source
    A second Texas nurse who has contracted Ebola told a U.S. health official she had a slight fever and was allowed to board a plane from Ohio to Texas, a federal source said on Wednesday, intensifying concerns about the U.S. response to the deadly virus....