After 1st Ebola case in NYC, 3 others quarantined

Updated 3 hours ago   
By: Brad Wilson

NEW YORK (AP) - A doctor who became New York City's first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms, and health officials stressed that the ..
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Klain meets with Obama on first day as Ebola czar

Updated 2 days ago   
By: Brad Wilson

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's Ron Klain's first day as the new White House "Ebola czar."    Klain is a former White House adviser who starts Wednesday as President Barack O..
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US releases revised Ebola gear guidelines

Updated 3 days ago   
By: Brad Wilson

ATLANTA (AP) - Federal health officials on Monday issued new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients.    Officials ha..
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Scott asks CDC for more help on Ebola preparation

Updated 7 days ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott asked federal officials Friday to add Florida airports to the list of the five around the country that have stepped up security to monitor travel..
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Chimerix gets FDA OK to test drug for Ebola

Updated 7 days ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

WASHINGTON (AP) - A North Carolina drugmaker plans to test its experimental antiviral drug in patients who have Ebola, after getting authorization from regulators at the Food and D..
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Multiple options available for protection against the flu

Updated 1 week ago   
By: Therese O'Shea

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Flu season is just around the corner, that means now is the time to get vaccinated. There are more options out there than the traditional flu shot. The CDC recomm..
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US officials defend Ebola response; nurse moved

Updated 1 week ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

WASHINGTON (AP) - In the face of skepticism in Congress, health officials tried to assure the nation Thursday that they can head off an Ebola outbreak in the U.S. despite mistakes ..
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Experts outline the dangers of vaping

Updated 1 week ago   
By: Stacey Adams

Like many teenagers, Marcus, Lilli and Pierce are comfortable with the latest in technology. But they find the ever-changing technology and terminology associated with vapor produc..
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Officials: 2nd person tests positive for Ebola

Updated 1 week ago   
By: Tiffany Paradise

DALLAS (AP) - A second Dallas hospital worker who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has tested positive for the disease, pointing to lapses beyond how..
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Digital domestic abuse becomes a growing problem

Updated 2 weeks ago   
By: Stacey Adams

The constant calls, the threatening texts… Brittny says her ex-boyfriend was relentless. "I was always fearful of not answering my phone when he called and not responding to..
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Lee Memorial to outline its protocol on handling Ebola

Updated 2 weeks ago   
By: Lindsey Sablan

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Hospital staff at Lee Memorial Health System will review protocol on how to handle a possible Ebola patient.  In a statement sent by hospital staff, it stat..
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Lee Memorial to hold press conference on Ebola

Updated 2 weeks ago   
By: Stephanie Susskind

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- For the protection of staff, patients and our community, early identification of any potential Ebola case is critically important. That's why Lee Memorial Health ..
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ALS ice bucket challenge has an impact in southwest florida

Updated 2 weeks ago   
By: Andrew Scheinthal

LEE COUNTY, Fla . - Video after video, showingbuckets of ice water drenching willing participants.  You couldn't even go online without seeing the videos flood social media.&n..
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New once-a-day pill for Hep C wins FDA approval

Updated 2 weeks ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health officials have approved a daily pill that can cure the most common form of hepatitis C without the grueling pill-and-injection cocktail long used t..
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Getting rid of lice safely

Updated 2 weeks ago   
By: Therese O'Shea

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Americans spent $130 million on treatments for head lice last year. Lice is a problem that affects as many as 12 million school children annually. Frantic familie..
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Flavors fuel food industry, but remain a mystery

Updated 2 weeks ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

NEW YORK (AP) - They help give Coke its distinctive bite and Doritos its cheesy kick. But the artificial and natural flavors used to rev up the taste of processed foods remain a my..
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Relationship apps helps couples deal with issues

Updated 2 weeks ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

With a baby on the way Kayla Ramos and her fiancé use technology every day, from talking over text to making memories. So when they started having communication problems, Ka..
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Do-it-yourself flu vaccine? Study shows it works

Updated 2 weeks ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

Do-it-yourself flu vaccine? It could happen. Military folks who squirted vaccine up their noses were as well-protected as others who got it from health workers, a study found. ..
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Report: Cost of Ebola could top $32 billion

Updated 2 weeks ago   
By: Sam Mount

WASHINGTON (AP) - The World Bank Group says the economic impact of the Ebola epidemic could reach $32.6 billion by the end of next year if the disease ravaging Guinea, Liberia and ..
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US general: $750 million military cost in Liberia

Updated 2 weeks ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Army general who commands U.S. troops in Africa says U.S. military efforts against the Ebola crisis in Liberia are expected to cost $750 million over six mont..
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