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CDC Director Faces Tough Questions At Ebola Hearing

October 16, 2014
Director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tom Frieden will face a Congressional panel today over how the CDC has handled Ebola. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

CDC director Tom Frieden will face a Congressional committee over how the CDC has handled Ebola.

How Well Is The Media Covering Ebola?

October 15, 2014
Dr. Nancy Snyderman reporting on the scene in West Africa (NBC News)

David Folkenflik discusses how the media have been covering Ebola as NBC’s Nancy Snyderman takes heat for breaking a voluntary quarantine.

Hospital Worker Diagnosed With Ebola Traveled On Plane

October 15, 2014
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins answers questions at the podium during a press conference held at the Dallas County Commissioners Court concerning the second health care worker to contract Ebola. (Stewart F. House/Getty Images)

Health officials are alerting airline passengers who were on the same flight as a second Texas healthcare worker who was diagnosed with Ebola.

Rebuilding Liberia’s Devastated Health System

October 15, 2014
Aid workers from the Liberian Medical Renaissance League stage an Ebola awareness event on October 15, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia.(John Moore/Getty Images)

The nonprofit Management Sciences for Health is setting up community care centers and medicine shops to move Ebola patients out of hospitals.

Atul Gawande’s Prescription For A Better Way To Die

October 15, 2014
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In his new book “Being Mortal,” surgeon Atul Gawande looks at how doctors and other health care workers can improve end of life and elder care.

Early Intervention For Toddlers With Autism Showing Signs Of Success

October 14, 2014
A program at Mercy Children's Hospital in St. Louis provides early intervention for children diagnosed with autism. (Courtesy Mercy Children's Hospital)

Doctors say that children as young as 12 months can be diagnosed with autism, and that early treatment can help reverse the condition.

Ebola Transmission Raises Questions About Hospital Protocol

October 14, 2014
Hazmat workers walk down a drive towards the back of an apartment where a second person diagnosed with the Ebola virus resides on October 13, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Mike Stone/Getty Images)

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital is facing scrutiny over why it did not monitor healthcare workers who helped treat an Ebola patient. One nurse has contracted the virus.

Spanish Government Faces Protests, Criticism Over Ebola Response

October 14, 2014
Health workers protest against WHO protocols outside Carlos III Hospital where Ebola infected Spanish nurse Teresa Romero is being treated in Madrid on October 14, 2014. (Dani Pozo/AFP/Getty Images)

Spain’s government is scrambling to quell anger over alleged safety blunders in the case of an assistant nurse infected with Ebola.

U.S. Nurses Say Hospitals Not Well Prepared To Deal With Ebola

October 13, 2014
A man dressed in protective hazmat clothing treats the front porch of an apartment where a second person diagnosed with the Ebola virus resides on October 12, 2014 in Dallas, Texas.(Mike Stone/Getty Images)

National Nurses United — the largest union of nurses — says 85 percent of its nurses say they have not received effective training to deal with an Ebola patient.

The Politics Of Covering Ebola In Liberia

October 13, 2014
Ebola survivor Sontay Massaley, 37, smiles with Doctors Without Borders (MSF), staff after being released from the MSF treatment center on October 12, 2014 in Paynesville, Liberia. In her hand she held a bag containing her cell phone, which had been disinfected. She said she was there for eight days, after having first arrived sick and tested positive for the disease. (John Moore/Getty Images)

Rodney Sieh, a Liberian newspaper editor, discusses covering Ebola in Liberia and the politics that come with it.

Giroir: ‘We’re Behind the Curve’ In Ebola Drug Development

October 10, 2014
Dr. Brett Giroir has been named the director of theTexas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response. (Office of the Texas Governor)

Dr. Brett Giroir, head of the Texas A&M Health Science Center and director of Texas’ infectious disease task force, says the U.S. could be doing more to develop Ebola treatments.

How Are U.S. Hospitals Preparing For The Possibility Of Ebola?

October 9, 2014
A member of Bellevue's Hospital staff wears protective clothing during a demonstration on how they would receive a suspected Ebola patient on October 8, 2014 in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Across the country, hospitals, health care workers and ambulance companies are making changes in their procedures to prepare for possible cases of Ebola.

Airport Screenings To Begin For Ebola

October 8, 2014

The government plans to begin taking the temperatures of travelers from West Africa arriving at five U.S. airports

A Snapshot Of Monrovia As Ebola Takes Its Toll

October 8, 2014
MONROVIA, LIBERIA - AUGUST 15: A Liberian health worker speaks with families in a classroom now used as Ebola isolation ward on August 15, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. People suspected of contracting the Ebola virus are being brought to the center, a closed primary school originally built by USAID, while larger facililities are being constructed to house the surging number of patients. The Ebola epidemic has killed more than 1,000 people in four West African countries. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

So far, 3,400 people have died from Ebola in West Africa as burial teams in Sierra Leone have gone on strike, leaving bodies in the streets of the capital.

US Life Expectancy At An All Time High

October 8, 2014
Life expectancy at birth for the U.S. population has reached a record high according to a report from the CDC. (Christopher Lance/Flickr)

According to a new Centers for Disease Control report, Americans are living longer than ever before.

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