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Ebola Update: Health Officials Taking Steps to Improve Hospital Safety
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas
October 14th, 2014
Health officials are making immediate enhancements to improve safety at U.S. hospitals treating Ebola patients after a nurse became infected with the virus.
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US Ranks Behind 25 Other Countries in Infant Mortality
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September 24th, 2014
The rate of infant mortality in the U.S. is double that of some other developed countries, and the relatively high rate of death among babies born at full term in the United States plays a role in this, a new report says.
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Ebola Patient 'Should Not Have Traveled by Plane,' CDC Says
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October 15th, 2014
The second health care worker to test positive for Ebola should not have traveled on a plane from Ohio to Texas the day before she showed symptoms of the disease, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today.
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2nd Person in US Tests Positive for Ebola
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October 12th, 2014
A second person in Dallas has tested positive for Ebola after coming in contact with a man from Liberia who was infected with the deadly virus, officials said today.
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Ebola Outbreak 'Spiraling Out of Control,' President Obama Says
Microscopic view of Ebola virus
September 16th, 2014
If the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is not stopped now, hundreds of thousands of people in the region could be infected with the deadly virus, President Obama said today.
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New Most and Least Obese States Revealed
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March 4th, 2014
A new state has taken over the top spot as the nation's fattest, according to a new poll.
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Ebola Patient Flew on Plane Before Symptoms
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October 15th, 2014
A health care worker who tested positive for Ebola flew on a plane the day before she developed symptoms of the deadly disease, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced today.
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Why Are We So Afraid of Ebola?
Microscopic view of Ebola virus
October 10th, 2014
Despite reassurances from health officials that Ebola is unlikely to spread in the United States, concerns about the disease in this country have grown. Why does Ebola scare us?
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Path of a Pandemic: Map Shows How H1N1 Swine Flu Spread
June 17th, 2014
A new map shows the path of H1N1 "swine flu" as it spread across the United States in the fall of 2009, when the brunt of the pandemic hit the country.
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