Texas Nurse Tests Positive for Ebola

DALLAS, Tex. (CNN) — A female nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas has tested positive for Ebola after a preliminary test, officials said. Confirmatory testing will be conducted Sunday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Test results are expected to be announced later in the day. The patient is … Continue reading »

More Babies Test Positive for TB

EL PASO, Texas — In Texas, two more babies have tested positive for tuberculosis, following exposure by a health care worker at Providence Memorial Hospital in El Paso. The employee tested positive for TB in July, and kept working for a month and a half before being put on leave. A total of 860 babies … Continue reading »

Ebola Airport Screenings to Begin

(CNN) — Airports are taking the threat of Ebola very seriously, even though some people are not. Passengers on a U.S. Airways flight from Philadelphia to the Dominican Republic broke out their cell phones, as four people in Hazmat suits removed another passenger. They say his joke about having Ebola didn’t go over so well. … Continue reading »

World Response to Ebola Increases

(CNN) — The world’s political and financial leaders are scrambling to protect their countries and assets from Ebola. This as medical scientists work on a vaccine and treatment to protect people. A Texas clinic where a sheriff’s deputy was treated for possible Ebola-like symptoms is now closed. The clinic is set to undergo a deep … Continue reading »

Nick Cannon Discusses Flu Prevention

EUGENE, Ore. — Television star Nick Cannon teamed up with Theraflu and Families Fighting Flu, a non-profit, volunteer-based advocacy organization, to help raise awareness about the Fluprint program. The Fluprint program is a five step action plan that gets families ready for the flu. It also raises money for Families Fighting Flu. All you have to do … Continue reading »

Life Expectancy in U.S. Hits Record High

(CNN) — Americans are living longer than ever, according to a new report on mortality by the CDC and National Center for Health Statistics. The life expectancy in the U.S. is now 78.8 years. That’s an increase of about a month since the 2011 study. Women are expected to live about 81.2 years. For men … Continue reading »

Texas Ebola Patient Dies

(CNN) — Thomas Eric Duncan, a native of Liberia, died at a Dallas hospital Wednesday morning. Duncan had been in Texas visiting family for about four days before he started having symptoms. Doctors initially treated his flu-like sickness with medication and he was released. Days later, he was re-admitted to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas … Continue reading »

Ebola a “Top National Security Priority”

(CNN) — While as many as 4,000 U.S. service members may be deployed to west Africa to fight Ebola, the Pentagon says only a small number will have direct contact with patients, and all, will be kept as safe as possible. “We will do everything in our power to address and mitigate the potential risk … Continue reading »

Walmart Ends Health Insurance for Some

(CNN) — Walmart is cutting health insurance for some of its part-time employees. The world’s biggest retailer announced on a blog that workers with fewer than 30 hours a week will no longer qualify for its health insurance plan. The company says the change will affect about 2 percent of its U.S. workforce of 1.3 … Continue reading »

Ebola: People at Risk; Security Measures

(CNN) — The Ebola outbreak could have an impact soon on airport security. Health officials are looking at entry screenings and several other ways to limit the risk of Americans being infected. “We’ll look at those and see what works to protect Americans and to make sure that whatever we do doesn’t unintentionally actually increase … Continue reading »

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