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  • A few (impolite) questions about the ice bucket challenge

    Americans are probably not unique in the world in treating philanthropy as a sort of game, with the goal of making it go down painlessly. The ice bucket challenge sweeping the nation--or at least those parts of it accessible by Facebook and Twitter--...
  • Ebola fear shows denial of science spreads quickly

    Ebola fear shows denial of science spreads quickly
    Science is knowledge based on facts derived from observation and experimentation. At least that's what the so-called "scientists" and "dictionaries" and "people throughout history" want you to believe. I, however, have it on good authority from...
  • As quarantine ends, Ebola victim's fiancee praises nurses

    One day before Thomas Eric Duncan’s friends and family were to get out of quarantine, his fiancee said they remain healthy, but that she aches for the two nurses who contracted Ebola after caring for him. Louise Troh issued a statement Sunday...
  • Americans want someone to blame for Ebola

    With a new week, and the possibility of additional Ebola patients, Americans — or at least American politicians — have an urgent need: someone to blame. After all, while more than 4,000 Africans dying of Ebola was not enough to grab our...
  • Trabajadores de salud en Florida reciben entranamiento para tratamiento de ébola

    Trabajadores de salud en Florida reciben entranamiento para tratamiento de ébola
    Los trabajadores sanitarios de los hospitales públicos de Florida recibirán el lunes entrenamiento y formación ante el virus del ébola por medio de una conferencia coordinada por los Centros de Control y Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC), informaron las...
  • Gov. Brown to meet with nursing groups to discuss Ebola preparations

    Gov. Brown to meet with nursing groups to discuss Ebola preparations
    Leaders of two nursing organizations say they plan to meet Tuesday with Gov. Jerry Brown to call on the state to upgrade Ebola training and safety precautions for California health professionals. The California Nurses Assn. and National Nurses United...
  • Cautious optimism in Dallas as 43 people declared 'Ebola free'

    Cautious optimism in Dallas as 43 people declared 'Ebola free'
    Dallas County officials on Monday expressed relief with the end of Ebola monitoring for most of the first group of 48 people who had contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, who died of the virus on Oct. 8. “Today is a milestone day, it’s a hurdle...
  • We need to isolate, contain and treat Ebola

    Ebola is one of the most highly lethal and mysterious viruses, and we need to prevent our people from succumbing to its deadly grip. There are still too many unknowns, and until we are able to grapple with exactly how to combat this enemy, we need to...
  • Federal Funding For Cancer Research Plummets In State

    Connecticut's share of funding from the National Cancer Institute has dropped 19 percent since 2010 – a steeper decline than many other states, an analysis of National Institutes of Health (NIH) data show. Federal cancer institute funding to...
  • We need a nation of critical thinkers

    The most heart-wrenching phrases used in reporting tragic stories involving loss of human life: “In hindsight we could have,” or “We should have,” or “We didn’t think this would ever happen to us.” In my...
  • 'S.S. Ebola' passengers show good humor on cruise despite viral anxiety

    They dubbed the ship the S.S. Ebola, bellied up to the bar to spend $200 vouchers, and shared wild rumors for several days at sea. But when passengers of the Carnival Magic stepped ashore in Galveston on Sunday morning, their vacation smiles soon faded to...