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  • 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...
  • From Guinea to Dallas: Tracing the Ebola threat

    From Guinea to Dallas: Tracing the Ebola threat
    It began in a village deep in the forests of southeastern Guinea, when a 2-year-old boy named Emile developed a mysterious illness. Nothing, it seemed, could stem the child's fever and vomiting, and he died within days. A week later, the illness...
  • 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...
  • CDC approves 2 Ebola-preparedness requests

    CDC approves 2 Ebola-preparedness requests
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has approved two of Gov. Rick Scott's requests for enhancing Florida's Ebola preparedness efforts: a conference call with health-care workers on best practices and redirecting $7 million in federal-grant...
  • Lehigh Valley breast cancer survivors share a common path

    Lehigh Valley breast cancer survivors share a common path
    Laurie Flynn of Upper Macungie Township has worked for 30 years at Air Products, where she is a senior safety specialist. Roni Fabian of Northampton manages two doctors' offices. On the surface, the women don't seem to have a lot in common. They live in...
  • Jamaica bans travelers from West African nations over Ebola crisis

    Jamaica bans travelers from West African nations over Ebola crisis
    Jamaica has issued a travel ban against travelers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone because of the Ebola crisis, a government news service announced Thursday. It joins the island of St. Lucia, Guyana and Haiti in barring people from the three West...