New Ebola Case Diagnosed in Texas

WASHINGTON (CNN) — A second health care worker has been diagnosed with the Ebola virus in the United States, and CDC officials say she was on a plane the day before she started showing symptoms. Amber Vinson, 29, treated Thomas Eric Duncan in Dallas and then contracted the Ebola virus. “This is a heroic person, … Continue reading »

HBO to Offer Stand-Alone Streaming

(CNN) — HBO will be offering a stand-alone streaming service starting in 2015. Customers are currently able to watch HBO shows through the HBO GO app, but the app is only available to users who already pay for HBO through a cable or satellite television service. The new streaming service will allow users to watch … Continue reading »

Ebola Patient Gets Transfusion

DALLAS (CNN) — The first person to contract Ebola in the United States is now getting help from the first person to bring it here. The news photographer who contracted Ebola in West Africa described “dark and profoundly frightening moments,” on a Facebook post Monday that he will never know he contracted the virus. “I … Continue reading »

Chrysler Recalls SUV with Airbag Problem

(CNN) — Fiat Chrysler is recalling 184,000 SUVs for an airbag problem. The models affected are the 2014 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee. The company said a potential short circuit could prevent the airbags from deploying. Fiat Chrysler said it is unaware of any injuries or accidents tied to the problem. Click here for … Continue reading »

Officials Investigate Ebola Protocol

(CNN) — Health officials are looking into what procedures were or were not followed after a health care worker in Texas contracted Ebola caring for an infected patient. “We have to rethink the way we address Ebola infection control,” said Tom Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to Frieden, the … Continue reading »

Alaska Same-Sex Marriage Ban Overturned

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Another legal victory for marriage equality advocates–this one in Alaska. A federal judge overturned the state’s same-sex marriage ban, the oldest in the nation. Judge Timothy Burgess released his ruling on Sunday. He found Alaska’s 16-year-old ban violates the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution. Alaska became the first state to … Continue reading »

Patient Showing Ebola-like Symptoms

BRAINTREE, Ma. — A hazmat team and emergency crews are on the scene at a medical facility near Boston, where doctors assessed a patient with Ebola-like symptoms Sunday. The facility says the patient had been to Liberia and was complaining of a headache and muscle aches. The patient has been removed from the building and … Continue reading »

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 »

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