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  • 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...
  • It's in Hampton's budget: $97,666 for immunization services

    HAMPTON — Flu season is just beginning nationwide, meaning immunization clinics will be popping up throughout Hampton Roads. The city of Hampton has budgeted $97,666 for immunization services during the 2015 fiscal year. The service is...
  • 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...
  • Free dental care in Newport News sets groundwork for health

    Good dental health is inextricably entwined with overall health and well being. Local groups are ensuring that everyone has access to care. Earlier this month the Community Free Clinic in Newport News joined with Newport News Links Inc. and the...
  • 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...
  • Ebola 'czar' named by White House

    Ebola 'czar' named by White House
    President Obama on Friday tapped longtime Democratic operative Ron Klain to coordinate the federal government’s response to the threat of widespread infection from the Ebola virus. The move came as the president and his administration faced mounting...
  • Texas health worker becomes first person to contract Ebola in U.S.

    Texas health worker becomes first person to contract Ebola in U.S.
    A Texas health worker has contracted Ebola after treating a Liberian who died of the disease in Dallas last week, raising concern about how U.S. medical guidelines aimed at stopping the spread of the disease were breached. Texas Health Presbyterian...
  • Virginia Peninsula officials ramp up preparedness for Ebola screening

    Virginia Peninsula officials ramp up preparedness for Ebola screening
    Peninsula-area health-care workers and first responders spent the week planning and preparing against the spread of the Ebola virus, with no cases in Virginia so far. Three Ebola cases in Dallas and known negative tests in Richmond and Newport News...