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  • The risk Ebola exposed [Editorial]

    The risk Ebola exposed  [Editorial]
    The Centers for Disease Control is urging people not to panic over the pair of nurses who tested positive for Ebola at the hospital in Dallas where an infected man was treated last month. Yet polls show the public isn't buying it — a recent survey...
  • 'Ebola czar' brings decades of Washington experience

    The man tapped to be the country’s “Ebola czar” is a veteran Washington advisor and Democratic strategist who will oversee a multi-agency response to the outbreak in West Africa and the U.S. cases, the White House announced Friday....
  • Mexico bans cruise ship with Texas passenger under Ebola watch

    Mexican authorities, concerned with the spread of Ebola, have banned a Carnival cruise ship carrying a Dallas healthcare worker who is in isolation on the ship but showing no symptoms of the virus, Carnival officials said Friday. The ship was not...
  • Ebola in the U.S.: 1,000 people under some level of watch

    Whether by land, sea or air, the fear of Ebola has been spreading at a pace far faster than the growth in the number of people diagnosed with the disease. In recent days, the number of people who have been asked to monitor themselves for symptoms has...
  • O'Malley seeks to allay fears after Ebola patient arrives in Maryland

    O'Malley seeks to allay fears after Ebola patient arrives in Maryland
    President Barack Obama appointed an "Ebola czar" Friday to lead the nation's response to the deadly virus, as Gov. Martin O'Malley sought to allay the public's fears after an infected Texas nurse was brought to Bethesda for treatment. Meanwhile, Johns...
  • Ebola is much less scary than Hollywood's 'Contagion.' Or is it?

    While disposing of a body in a mass grave, one man in a hazmat suit turns to another and asks, "When did we run out of body bags?" "Two days ago." Fortunately, the scene is only from the movie "Contagion," though it's probably close enough to what is...
  • Sharing healthcare data not as easy as it sounds

    To the editor: The article on Big Data's potential to improve healthcare overlooks a fundamental problem: Many of the institutions that hold our most valuable health data are reluctant to share them with one another. ("Big data, meet big money: NIH...
  • Ebola prompts U.S. to weigh more preparedness funding after cuts

    Ebola prompts U.S. to weigh more preparedness funding after cuts
    — The first known case of Ebola contracted in the United States is giving urgency to moves by lawmakers to boost funding for a response after years of cuts to federal prevention and research budgets. With health officials raising the prospect of...
  • Dr. Nicholas Vick, respected neurologist, dies

    Dr. Nicholas Vick, respected neurologist, dies
    Dr. Nicholas Vick, former chair of the neurology department at NorthShore Evanston Hospital, was known for his advancements in the research and treatment of brain tumors, but also for his extraordinary compassion. "He was a highly, highly intelligent...
  • More on why the U.S. was unprepared for Ebola

    More on why the U.S. was unprepared for Ebola
    As we reported Sunday, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) engaged in some pointless and uninformed ruminations about the government's response to the Ebola virus. But Ebola is one of those public events that expands exponentially in its consequences, public...
  • 'Pretty women' gather for cancer fundraiser

    'Pretty women' gather for cancer fundraiser
    Florida Atlantic Region of Hadassah will host, "Pretty Women Celebrate the Ta-Tas," an "A.R.T. ExpoZay" luncheon beginning at 11 a.m. on Oct. 26 at Congregation B'nai Israel in Boca Raton to raise funds for cancer awareness, research and treatment....