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CDC confirms Ebola case at Texas hospital
By Steven Ross Johnson | September 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The first Ebola infection diagnosed in the U.S. has been confirmed in a patient getting treatment at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.
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Younger gay men's attitudes toward AIDS could be prompting rise in new cases
By Steven Ross Johnson | September 25, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
It's been 30 years since the early days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic when the disease was considered a death sentence. Fear and panic surrounding the illness sparked an awareness campaign spearheaded in part by members of the gay community. That effort helped to spread greater awareness about...
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Ebola worst-case scenario put at 1.4 million by late January: CDC
By Steven Ross Johnson | September 23, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The number of Ebola cases could reach up to 1.4 million by late January without a scaling up of relief efforts to control its spread, new government estimates released Tuesday project about the outbreak in West Africa.
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CDC: Severe respiratory illness now in 22 states
By Associated Press | September 20, 2014
Health officials say 22 states now have confirmed cases of an unusual respiratory illness in children.
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Enterovirus 68 confirmed in 16 states across the country
By Washington Post | September 18, 2014
The rare respiratory illness that cropped up in multiple states recently has been confirmed in four new states, public health officials said Wednesday. Cases have been confirmed in Connecticut, Montana, Nebraska and Virginia, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which means...
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Number of uninsured cut by 3.8 million in first quarter of 2014
By Paul Demko | September 16, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The number of individuals lacking health insurance coverage decreased by 3.8 million in the first quarter of this year, according to federal statistics released Tuesday. The level of uninsured dropped from 14.4% to 13.1%, compared to the same period in 2013, according to the survey conducted by the...
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Obama announces increased U.S. efforts against Ebola
By Steven Ross Johnson | September 15, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
President Barack Obama has outlined a heightened U.S. effort to fight the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa.
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Ebola response will be subject of Senate hearing Tuesday
By Steven Ross Johnson | September 12, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The international challenges presented by the African Ebola epidemic will be the subject of a Senate hearing Tuesday examining what role the U.S. should play.
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Most hospitals overuse antibiotics, Premier finds
By Sabriya Rice | September 10, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Hospitals continue to overuse antibiotics despite warnings that pervasive use can lead to drug resistance and cause billions of dollars in excess healthcare costs, according to a retrospective analysis of 505 hospital members of the Premier health alliance.
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Sodium conundrum: 9 in 10 U.S. children eat too much salt
By Reuters | September 10, 2014
American kids are eating far too much salt, mostly from processed foods sold in stores, putting them at risk for high blood pressure and heart disease later in life, federal health officials say.
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