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Hagel approves 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

Posted: 10/29/2014 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has approved a recommendation by military leaders that all U.S. troops returning from Ebola response missions in West Africa be kept in supervised isolation for 21 days.

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New home test shakes up colon cancer screening

Posted: 10/26/2014 - Starting Monday, millions of people who have avoided colon cancer screening can get a new home test that's noninvasive and doesn't require the icky preparation most other methods do.

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Health care worker criticizes quarantine process

Posted: 10/26/2014 - The health care worker quarantined at a New Jersey hospital by state mandate because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa is sharply criticizing the way she is being treated.

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Ebola-stricken doc described as driven do-gooder

Updated: 10/25/2014 - Friends and co-workers described the physician being treated for Ebola in New York City as a globe-trotting do-gooder who couldn't stay away from the fight against the dangerous disease. Story includes Spencer's timeline of activity.

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CDC: Monitoring for all coming from Ebola nations

Updated: 10/22/2014 - Federal health officials are significantly expanding the breadth of vigilance for Ebola, saying that all travelers who come into the U.S. from Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for symptoms of illness for 21 days.

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Clinic in a Can helping with Ebola crisis

Updated: 10/21/2014 - Clinic in a Can is building eight special Ebola treatment clinics. They hope to ship them to Liberia to help get the Ebola crisis under control.

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Contacts of first Dallas Ebola patient count down to all clear

Posted: 10/19/2014 - All of the 48 people who had contact with the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States will no longer have to be monitored for the virus at the end of the day today, the Dallas official spearheading the county response said.

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Obama switches gears, confronting Ebola head on

Posted: 10/19/2014 - President Barack Obama delayed acting on immigration and an attorney general nomination this fall to dodge the politics of the midterm campaign season.

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Gay-rights group backs use of HIV-prevention pill

Posted: 10/18/2014 - The largest U.S. gay-rights organization has endorsed efforts to promote the use of a once-a-day pill to prevent HIV infection and is calling on insurers to provide more generous coverage of the drug.

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Effectiveness of Ebola travel ban questioned

Posted: 10/18/2014 - Calls from lawmakers are growing for a ban on travel from West Africa in response to the Ebola epidemic. Experts say it's a bad idea that could backfire.

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