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Meet the virtual patients training real doctors

Health - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 3:36pm
Like a flight simulator for doctors, virtual patients are used to train medical students how to make a diagnosis.
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Who was Thomas Eric Duncan?

Health - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:09pm
Duncan left Africa for the United States, by official accounts, a healthy man. Just over two weeks later, he passed away in a Dallas, Texas, hospital with Ebola.
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Ebola outbreak: Get up to speed

Health - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:25am
As Ebola cases rise to staggering numbers, so do the fears and concerns among nations.
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U.S. to check travelers' temperatures amid Ebola fears

Health - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:12am
Airports in the United States will begin taking the temperatures of arriving passengers who have flight itineraries originating from West African countries where Ebola is concentrated, according to an official with direct knowledge of the screenings.
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She's using a dirty word to kick cancer

Health - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 8:53am
Meet Yael Cohen Braun, the brains behind one of the dirtiest anti-cancer charities and the new caregiving app Standwith.
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99 in Uganda quarantined after Marburg virus death

Health - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 7:36am
Three days after a fatal case of Marburg hemorrhagic fever was diagnosed in Uganda, 99 people are under isolation in four different locations across the East African country, as field epidemiologists and surveillance officers continue to closely monitor all people who got into contact with only victim.
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Dallas patient waited a week for experimental drug

Health - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 7:07am
Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, received an experimental medicine nearly a week after being admitted into the hospital -- a far longer wait than experienced by four other Ebola patients treated in the United States.
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My right to death with dignity at 29

Health - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 3:26pm
Brittany Maynard says she is relieved that when her suffering gets too great, she can say to all those she loves "I love you, come be by my side, and come say goodbye as I pass into whatever's next."
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12 children have mystery illness in Colorado

Health - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 2:52pm
Another child i n Colorado has been hospitalized with partial paralysis, Children's Hospital Colorado announced Friday.
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New link between coffee and DNA

Health - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 2:12pm
You can blame that third cup of Joe on your genes.
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When healthy eating becomes an obsession

Health - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 7:48am
Mental health experts are increasingly worried about people who take healthy eating to an extreme.
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Ebola drugs, vaccine in the works

Health - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 7:15am
Scientists gave Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan an experimental drug called brincidofovir. Here's what else is in the pipeline to fight the deadly disease.
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Enterovirus D68 kills child in New Jersey

Health - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 10:28pm
A New Jersey child who died last week tested positive for the enterovirus D68, the first reported death from the respiratory illness in the state, according to the New Jersey Department of Health.
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How to really lose weight

Health - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 4:19pm
From what to eat to how much to exercise, Elizabeth Cohen explains what you really need to do to lose weight.
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The link between fat and cancer

Health - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 4:19pm
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Spain case is a first in Ebola outbreak

Health - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 4:17pm
A nurse's assistant in Spain is the first person known to have contracted Ebola outside of Africa in the current outbreak.
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Who are the American Ebola patients?

Health - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 11:48am
As another patient with Ebola arrives in the United States, here is a look at the six Americans who have been diagnosed with this deadly virus.
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Nobel Prize work offers hope for Alzheimer's

Health - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 11:47am
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has gone to scientists who are studying cells that form a positioning system in the brain.
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Meet the Virus Hunter

Health - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 9:21am
While the world grapples with Ebola's spread, meet the woman who hunts viruses for a living.
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How your hospital handles Ebola

Health - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 9:01am
Kyung Lah explores hospital protocol for patients who might have Ebola.
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