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  • CDC director: Man with Ebola 'fighting for his life' in Dallas hospital

    CDC director: Man with Ebola 'fighting for his life' in Dallas hospital
    The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States was fighting for his life at a Dallas hospital on Sunday and appeared not to be receiving any of the experimental medicines for the virus, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and...
  • U.S. health official on Ebola response: 'It was rocky'

    U.S. health official on Ebola response: 'It was rocky'
    U.S. officials on Friday broadly defended the response to the country's first case of Ebola, although one acknowledged that while the government was confident of containing the virus, it had been "rocky" in Dallas where the patient is in serious...
  • 50 in Texas being monitored for Ebola symptoms

    50 in Texas being monitored for Ebola symptoms
    Fifty people in Texas will be monitored daily for possible Ebola symptoms, including 10 who are considered at high risk because of their exposure to a patient now being treated for the deadly virus, public health officials said Friday. The larger...
  • Jackson Lab Opens To Big Hopes For Bioscience Growth

    Jackson Lab Opens To Big Hopes For Bioscience Growth
    FARMINGTON — The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine opens next week, and many hope that it will elevate Greater Hartford as a hub for research in health care and biological sciences by attracting some of the best minds in those fields. The...
  • Little known disorder underscores education needs [Commentary]

    Little known disorder underscores education needs [Commentary]
    The mother's story was one that I have heard many times over the past few months, with some variation in detail. Her child, an A and B student with many friends and outside interests, had awoken one morning and refused to go to school. In the following...
  • CDC confirms first Ebola case diagnosed in United States

    CDC confirms first Ebola case diagnosed in United States
    A man who flew from Liberia to Texas has become the first patient infected with the deadly Ebola virus to be diagnosed in the United States, health officials said on Tuesday, a sign the outbreak ravaging West Africa may spread globally. The patient...
  • Lawmakers push OPM to release retirement rules

    Lawmakers push OPM to release retirement rules
    Phased retirement was supposed to be good for everyone. The idea was to allow the growing number of federal employees who are eligible for retirement to remain in their jobs part time, while sparing the government the sudden loss of institutional...
  • Study says hepatitis C will be a rare disease by about 2036

    Study says hepatitis C will be a rare disease by about 2036
    Hepatitis C, a major infectious disease in the United States with 180 million cases worldwide, will likely become a rare disease by about 2036, according to a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health analysis. But that time period...
  • Researchers turn to plants to help treat hemophilia

    Researchers turn to plants to help treat hemophilia
    Accidents as minor as a slip of the knife while chopping onions can turn dangerous for patients with hemophilia, who lack the necessary proteins in their blood to stem the flow from a wound. People with severe hemophilia typically receive regular...
  • Medicaid policy increases rate of children receiving vital oral health care

    Medicaid policy increases rate of children receiving vital oral health care
    Children on Medicaid and their parents may have a reason to smile more: A study by University of Florida researchers shows that a Medicaid policy change in Florida and Texas that reimburses pediatricians and other medical primary care providers for...
  • Harris Ripps, scientist and researcher, 87

    Harris Ripps, scientist and researcher, 87
    Even as he approached the end of his ninth decade, Dr. Harris Ripps was still pursuing his lifelong passion — unlocking the mysteries of the human brain. The 87-year-old West Boca resident died Sept. 18 in Boston, inciting an outpouring of...