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Training changes as US troops head to West Africa

Updated: 10/14/2014 - U.S. troops preparing for deployment in Liberia to help fight Ebola are trading their rifles and body armor for rubber gloves, white germ-proof suits and gas masks.

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Expert rejects evidence of life in brain-dead girl

Posted: 10/08/2014 - A court-appointed expert says he sees no evidence to convince him that a 13-year-old girl he and two other doctors declared brain-dead 10 months ago is in fact alive.

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Obama: New Ebola measures add layer of protection

Updated: 10/14/2014 - President Barack Obama says new screening measures at key international airports are "just belt-and-suspenders" to add a layer of protection to measures already employed.

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Federal official: Fever screening at 5 US airports

Updated: 10/14/2014 - The government plans to begin taking the temperatures of travelers from West Africa arriving at five U.S. airports as part of a stepped-up response to the Ebola epidemic.

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Ebola in US: People scared, but outbreak unlikely

Updated: 10/14/2014 - Ebola has arrived in the United States and people are scared. The nation's top infectious diseases expert says it's normal to feel anxious about a disease that kills so fast and is ravaging parts of West Africa.

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Official: Enterovirus 68 virus caused boy's death

Posted: 10/05/2014 - A New Jersey medical examiner says a virus that has been causing severe respiratory illness across the country is responsible for the death of a 4-year-old boy.

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What's going around

Posted: 10/02/2014 - Common conditions seen at via Christi Clinic locations.

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Free birth control cuts teen pregnancy, abortions

Posted: 10/01/2014 - A study shows that giving teens free birth control encourages them to use long-acting methods and greatly cuts the chances they will become pregnant or have an abortion.

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Report: Hospital protocol failed in TB outbreak

Posted: 10/01/2014 - A federal report shows an El Paso hospital worker who exposed more than 850 infants to tuberculosis was allowed to return to work despite showing symptoms of the disease and coughing up blood at a hospital health screening.

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Child dies from complications of enterovirus

Posted: 10/01/2014 - The Rhode Island Health Department says a child has died from complications of an unusual respiratory virus that has been affecting children across the U.S.

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Democrats seek review of Kansas Medicaid contracts

Posted: 09/29/2014 - Two Democrats in the Kansas Legislature want it to investigate how the Governor's administration awarded contracts to private companies to manage the state's Medicaid program.

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US doctor exposed to Ebola virus admitted to NIH

Updated: 10/14/2014 - An American doctor who was exposed to the Ebola virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone has been admitted for observation at The National Institutes of Health near the nation's capital.

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