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New York City Health Officials Confirm First Ebola Case

New York City Health Officials Confirm First Ebola Case

Dr. Craig Spencer worked with Doctors Without Borders, had just returned from Guinea in West Africa

New York City Health Officials Confirm First Ebola Case

Dr. Craig Spencer worked with Doctors Without Borders, had just returned from Guinea in West Africa

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New York City Health Officials Confirm First Ebola Case

New York City Health Officials Confirm First Ebola Case

Dr. Craig Spencer worked with Doctors Without Borders, had just returned from Guinea in West Africa

Airborne Transmission of Ebola Highly Unlikely, Experts Say

No threat foreseen from public sniffles, coughs

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Airborne Transmission of Ebola Highly Unlikely, Experts Say

Airborne Transmission of Ebola Highly Unlikely, Experts Say

No threat foreseen from public sniffles, coughs

Gestational Diabetes May Influence Daughter's Weight Later

Girls' risk of being overweight may be more than tripled, study finds

Disease Severity in One Eye May Predict Progression in the Other

Study focuses on macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss in older Americans

'Exposure Therapy' May Relieve Prolonged Grief Disorder

Reliving the death of a loved one can help survivors, researchers say

Gene Scan Helps Diagnose Mystery Disorders in Children

Using DNA from parents and child, test hones in on disease-causing mutations

Doctors Often Unaware Their Patients Have Catheters

Small tubes reduce needle sticks, but can increase infection risk if left too long

Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. Babies Delivered by C-Section, Study Finds

But cesarean rates vary widely across the country

As Pot Use Rises, Teens' Grades May Fall: Study

Occasional use might not have impact, but heavy users had lower test scores, researchers found

Teen Conflicts Spill Over to Other Areas of Their Lives

Home troubles affect school life, school issues affect home, researchers report

Where Ebola Battles Are Won

Four special U.S. medical centers are first-line treatment choices, but many local hospitals up to the challenge, experts say

Discussing Ebola: Children Feel Safe, Calm When Adults Do, Too

Be prepared with appropriate answers for the inevitable questions, experts say

Weight-Loss Surgery May Raise Risk of Severe Headaches, Scientists Report

But experts find the study too small, problem too rare to be of concern

U.S. Ranks Last Among Wealthy Nations in Access to Health Care

Survey conducted prior to implementation of Affordable Care Act, however

Americans Show Distrust of Medical Profession in Survey

But many were happy with their own doctors, researchers report

Seniors Should Remove Dentures at Bedtime

Study says sleeping with false teeth may raise risk of pneumonia

Study Finds U.S. Diets Still Contain Too Many Bad Fats

Americans need fewer trans and saturated fats, and more omega-3 fatty acids

Fertility Treatments Aren't Significantly Linked to Birth Defects

Expectant parents can be reassured by findings, researchers say

Hospital Study Offers Solutions to 'Alarm Fatigue'

2.5 million beeps, bleeps sounded in one month at one U.S. medical center