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The first case of the Ebola virus has been diagnosed in the United States. (Photo by Center for Disease Control via Getty Images)

CDC Director: ‘I Have No Doubt That We Will Control This Case of Ebola’

Federal health officials have confirmed that a patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola.

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DC & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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Study: Recessions Can Postpone Motherhood Forever

When the economy tanks, women have fewer babies. But what happens in the following years, when conditions improve?

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Pediatricians Urge IUDs or Implants For Teen Girls

Teen girls who have sex should use IUDs or hormonal implants — long-acting birth control methods that are effective, safe and easy to use, the nation’s most influential pediatricians’ group recommends.

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U.S. Doctor Exposed to Ebola Virus Admitted to NIH

An American doctor who was exposed to the Ebola virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone was admitted Sunday to a hospital at the National Institutes of Health near the nation’s capital.

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CDC Recommending Vaccination To Combat Seasonal Flu

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending people get immunized as soon as vaccines are available for the upcoming flu season.

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Unusual Respiratory Illness Confirmed in Maryland

Maryland’s health department says it has confirmed the presence of an unusual respiratory illness in children in the state.

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Anti-Addiction Groups Call For FDA Chief To Step Down Amid Painkiller Abuse Epidemic

Anti-addiction activists are calling for the Food and Drug Administration’s top official to step down, saying the agency’s policies have contributed to a national epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse.

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A Pill To Treat Concussions Is On The Way

While searching for a cancer cure, Dr. James Lechleiter discovered compounds that stimulate the special cells that protect the brain from long-term damage.

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Tamiflu Shortage Again

The liquid form of the flu drug Tamiflu is in short supply.

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DASH Diet Ranked Best Overall — Once Again

The new annual ‘‘best diets” list is out from U.S. News & World Report.

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What ‘Brain-Dead’ Means

What does it mean when doctors say a person is brain-dead?

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