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New Details On First Patient Diagnosed With Ebola In US

October 1, 2014
The Dallas hospital where the patient whose case is the first Ebola diagnosis confirmed in the U.S. is being treated. (Mike Stone/Getty Images)

The patient says he notified health care workers the first time he went to the hospital that he was visiting from Liberia.

Could There Be More Travelers With Ebola?

October 1, 2014
An Italian military personnel wearing a protective gets ready to take care of a pretended Ebola victim during a specialized training course for the management and transport of highly contagious patients, in Rome's Pratica di Mare military airport in Pomezia on September 24, 2014. (Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images)

How could travel effect the spread of the Ebola virus?

First Ebola Case In US Raising Questions

October 1, 2014

Health officials are tracking anyone else who may have come in close contact with the first patient in the U.S. to be diagnosed with Ebola.

Scientists Change Memories With Hope Of Treating Brain Disorders

September 30, 2014
This optogenetic device uses light to activate specific brain cells. (Courtesy McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT)

Scientists are now able to manipulate memory in profound ways that may lead to new treatments for a range of neurological and psychiatric disorders.

Thousands Could Lose Affordable Care Act Coverage

September 30, 2014

Individuals who are currently receiving coverage but have failed to present the necessary documents verifying income and citizenship will be cut off.

Severe Black Lung Rebounds Among Miners

September 26, 2014
The incidence of black lung disease is back up to levels seen in the 1970s. (Chuck Holton/Flickr)

The most severe kind of black lung almost disappeared from Appalachia after regulations went into effect. But now it is on the rise again.

U.S. Ebola Effort Focuses On Treatment Facilities, Training

September 25, 2014
3,000 U.S. troops are going to Monrovia, Liberia, to assist with the effort to curb the Ebola outbreak in the region. Pictured, health workers carry the body of a woman that they suspect died from the Ebola virus in Monrovia on Wed. Sept. 10, 2014. (Abbas Dulleh/AP)

The White House is sending 3,000 U.S. troops to Monrovia, Liberia, to help assist in the effort to contain the Ebola crisis in the region.

Leprosy No Longer A Death Sentence

September 24, 2014
Debbie Mata is one of the few leprosy nurses in the country. (Filipa Rodrigues /KUT)

Texas has the second most reported cases of leprosy in the United States, but the disease is no longer a death sentence.

Writer Esmeralda Santiago On Relearning How To Read

September 24, 2014
Writer Esmeralda Santiago had to learn how to read again after suffering a stroke. (esmeraldasantiago.com)

When Esmeralda Santiago lost the ability to read because of a stroke, she drew on memories of learning English as an immigrant to help her with her recovery.

CDC Issues New Guidance On Flu Vaccines

September 22, 2014
Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, receives a flu shot from Sharon Bonadies at the conclusion of a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. "Vaccination is the single most important step everyone 6 months of age and older can take to protect themselves and their families against influenza," said Frieden. Influenza hospitalized a surprisingly high number of young and middle-aged adults last winter, and this time around the government wants more of them vaccinated. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

Although the height of flu season is months away, health officials suggest getting vaccinated against the flu as early as possible.

Paige Rawl Remains ‘Positive’ While Living With HIV

September 19, 2014
Paige Rawl writes about growing up and living with HIV in the new memoir, "Positive." (Polina Osherov)

Paige Rawl grew up enduring intense bullying due to her HIV status. Her new memoir recounts the journey.

Three Day Lockdown Begins In Sierra Leone To Slow Ebola

September 19, 2014

The government in Sierra Leone has placed the nation under lockdown in an effort to curb the spread of Ebola.

American Nonprofit Provides Help To Ebola-Affected Areas

September 19, 2014
Student volunteers from Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch sort medical supplies being donated and shipped to West Africa. (John Daley/CPR)

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the deadliest on record. One Colorado non-profit is among the groups racing to help.

How Has The Obesity Epidemic Disrupted Romance?

September 17, 2014
Students at the Wellspring Academy in Reedley, CA, pictured on Oct. 19, 2009. Wellspring Academy is a special school that offers academic courses while helping students with weight loss. Sarah Varney documents the effects the obesity epidemic has on romance in her new book. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The health impacts of the obesity epidemic are well-documented. Less studied are its ramifications for romance.

U.S. To Increase Response To Ebola, Send Troops To Liberia

September 16, 2014
Gloves and rubber boots forming part of the Ebola prevention gear for health workers at a clinic are set outside for the sun to dry them after being washed in Monrovia, Liberia Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. (Abbas Dulleh/AP)

The U.S. will send some 3,000 troops to conduct the military and medical response in Liberia as that country faces an ongoing Ebola outbreak.

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