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Public Health Expert: ‘You Don’t Get To Come Into The Country’ If You Refuse To Get Screened For Ebola

The Obama administration’s plans to screen certain airline passengers for exposure to Ebola are based on the Constitution and long-established legal authority that would almost certainly stand up in court if challenged, public health experts say.

10/10/2014

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Lawmakers Urge Medicare Coverage For Cancer Test

More than 130 lawmakers are urging the Obama administration to expand coverage for a lung-cancer test under Medicare that could cost the program billions, calling the preventative screening important for vulnerable seniors.

06/17/2014

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Md. Recommends Better Screening of Organ Donors

Maryland health officials are recommending enhanced screening of potential organ donors in response to a rare case in which a patient died of rabies after receiving a kidney from an infected donor.

10/27/2013

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New Push To Make AIDS Virus Testing Common During Routine Check-Up

There’s a new push to make testing for the AIDS virus as common as cholesterol checks.

11/20/2012

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TSA Defends Pat-Down Of 4-Year-Old Girl At Kansas Airport

The grandmother of a 4-year-old girl who became hysterical during a security screening at a Kansas airport said Wednesday that the child was forced to undergo a pat-down after hugging her, with security agents yelling and calling the crying girl an uncooperative suspect.

04/25/2012

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Family Misses Flight After TSA Gives Pat-Down To Girl With Cerebral Palsy

The Transportation Security Administration is once again the subject of national scrutiny, this time after aggressively screening a 7-year-old female passenger with Cerebral Palsy.

04/25/2012

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DC Independent Film Festival Preview

D.C’s famed Independent Film Festival gained notoriety early on — it was founded in 1999 — as one of the most anticipated cultural events in the area. The beloved festival boasts even more bravado this year as its namesake Les Blank himself promised an appearance. See every film you never knew you’d love at the best Indie fest in the U.S.

02/27/2012

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28 More Airports Will Test Lower-Hassle Screening

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new passenger screening program to make check-in more convenient for certain travelers is being expanded to 28 more major U.S. airports, the government said Wednesday. There will be no cost to […]

02/08/2012

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