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  • American life expectancy hits record high

    American life expectancy hits record high
    Hey America, we're living longer than ever. Life expectancy in the U.S. has hit an all-time high, with the average American topping out at 78.8 years in 2012, according to research released by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center...
  • Ebola ruled out in one of two suspected cases at Washington, D.C.-area hospitals

    Ebola ruled out in one of two suspected cases at Washington, D.C.-area hospitals
    Officials at two Washington, D.C.-area hospitals said Friday they had isolated patients over fears of Ebola after the nation's first case of the deadly virus was confirmed in Dallas this week. But officials at one of the hospitals, Shady Grove Adventist...
  • Public health officials maintain eye on MERS, other illnesses amid Ebola alarm

    Public health officials maintain eye on MERS, other illnesses amid Ebola alarm
    While Maryland health officials urged caregivers this week to be alert for possible Ebola virus cases, they were also quick to emphasize there are other — perhaps more contagious — pathogens that they are also monitoring. Public health...
  • Stalked by disease

    Confirmation of the first Ebola case diagnosed in a U.S. hospital has opened the country's eyes to the growing threat posed by this deadly infectious disease. Once confined to West Africa, home to a terrible and unparalleled outbreak, the hemorrhagic...
  • Riverside hospital in Newport News tested patient for Ebola, so far tests negative

     Riverside hospital in Newport News tested patient for Ebola, so far tests negative
    A person who sought treatment at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News for symptoms similar to those associated with Ebola has tested negative for the deadly virus, a hospital spokesman said Friday. The patient, who was isolated for...
  • Ebola ruled out for ill passenger escorted off plane in Newark

    Ebola ruled out for ill passenger escorted off plane in Newark
    U.S. disease-control agents in biohazard suits removed a sick passenger and his daughter from a United Airlines jet that landed on Saturday in Newark, New Jersey, but federal health officials later said they had ruled out Ebola as a concern. The...
  • Passenger sick at Orlando International, but does not have Ebola

    Passenger sick at Orlando International, but does not have Ebola
    Orlando International Airport paramedics examined a sick passenger on an incoming Southwest Airlines flight from Houston earlier this afternoon, but he was not suffering from Ebola. The passenger, who was not named, had visited Kenya in August,...
  • More than a decade later, SARS offers lessons on Ebola

    More than a decade later, SARS offers lessons on Ebola
    It was a novel virus whose early symptoms could easily be mistaken for a dozen other common afflictions. With no treatment or vaccine in hand, it bubbled up — and quickly mushroomed — in a group of poor, populous countries. Healthcare...
  • Washington, D.C., hospital rules out Ebola for sick patient

    Washington, D.C., hospital rules out Ebola for sick patient
    Howard University Hospital said on Saturday that a medical team has determined that a patient feared afflicted with Ebola does not have the disease. The Washington-based hospital, working with the District of Columbia Department of Health and U.S....
  • Ebola waste disposal has proven a thorny issue: CDC

    Ebola waste disposal has proven a thorny issue: CDC
    Handling medical waste generated by an Ebola patient proved to be one of the contingencies that U.S. hospitals were unprepared for, a top U.S. health official said on Saturday, adding that it "took longer than we would have wished" to fix the problem....
  • Area hospital prepared for patients with Ebola symptoms

    Area hospital prepared for patients with Ebola symptoms
    Florida health officials remain on high alert as concerns over Ebola are sweeping across the nation. Gov. Rick Scott said he also is monitoring the situation. "While we have no confirmed cases of Ebola in Florida, and we hope we never do, we are...