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- Health Department Official: 'There Is An Epidemic Of Fear' In US The likelihood of a significant outbreak of Ebola in the U.S. is remote, in the view of a top Health and Human Services official who is assuring lawmakers that government agencies are preparing for any contingency.
- Doctor Tests Positive For Ebola in NYC An emergency room doctor who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus, becoming the first case in the city and the fourth in the nation.
- Oregon State, Maryland Top List of 'Safe Sex' Schools A new report says the University of Maryland is one of the best colleges in the U.S. for safe sex.
- Obama: 'We're Cautiously Optimistic' About Containing Ebola In US President Barack Obama expressed confidence Wednesday about the ability to contain Ebola in the U.S., taking special note of the ongoing recovery of two nurses who contracted the disease and of others who were declared Ebola free after being exposed...
- Poll: Nearly Half Of Americans Don't Think Their Local Hospital Could Safely Treat Ebola Case Most Americans have some confidence that the U.S. health care system will prevent Ebola from spreading in this country, but they're not so sure their local hospital can safely handle a patient, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.
- Family Says Ebola No Longer Detectable in Nurse's Body The family of the second Dallas nurse to be infected with the Ebola virus says she is “steadily regaining her strength and her spirits are high.”
- Camel Maker Reynolds Snuffs Out Workplace Smoking Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings.
- U.S. to Track Everyone Coming From Ebola Nations Everyone traveling into the U.S. from Ebola-stricken nations will be monitored for symptoms for 21 days.
- Here's How To Keep Healthy This Flu Season There are some simple and effective strategies to keep healthy this flu season.
- Study: People Drink Less Soda When They See What It Takes To Walk Off We've heard plenty of studies already about soda and how it's harmful to our health. But that isn't keeping many Americans from drinking it.
- Thousands Will Die From Flu This Year, Doctors Predict Although concerns are mounting across the nation of Ebola exposure, doctors fear the focus could be diverting attention from another potential threat: the flu.
- Ebola-Free African Nation To Begin Checking Visiting Americans For Deadly Virus As the U.S. closed a gap in its Ebola screening, an Ebola-free African country said it would begin checking visiting Americans for the disease.
- Hospital: American Video Journalist Free of Ebola An Omaha hospital says an American video journalist is free of Ebola and will be released soon.
- Maryland to Keep Testing Health Exchange Website Maryland's information technology secretary says the state will be testing how well its revamped health exchange website can handle thousands of users over different periods of time.
- Ebola: Keeping Patients Alive as Body Fights Back People who shared an apartment with the country's first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected in Spain has...