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Ebola Survivor: The Best Word For The Virus Is 'Aggression'

Dr. Ian Crozier was Emory University Hospital's sickest Ebola patient; his kidneys failed and he was on life support. He made a miraculous recovery and says the illness made him a better physician.
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Military Policy Impedes Research On Traumatic Brain Injuries

The U.S. military set up a bank to collect brain tissue samples to better understand battlefield brain injury. But a law that prevents tissue donations from U.S. troops has severely hampered efforts.
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One More Reason To Reach For A Paper Book Before Bed

Using an E-Reader before trying to nod off may disrupt sleep more than reading a paper book, a study suggests. Scientists suspect the screen's blue light is messing with a sleep-inducing hormone.
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A Third Of Maryland Cigarette Retailers Are Selling Tobacco To Minors, State Finds

The state conducted random inspections from May through September this year, and found 32 percent of retailers sold cigarettes to youth younger than 18.

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How To Make An Unboring Documentary About Polio

Filmmaker Tom Roberts was definitely not interested when he was first asked to make a movie about the disease. Then he began to do some research. "Every Last Child" is the result.
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A Split View On Obamacare's Past And Future

The Affordable Care Act created insurance subsidies that are under legal challenge. The Supreme Court will hear arguments in 2015 and could rule against a key provision of the law.
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Sierra Leone Puts North On Lockdown Amid Ebola Spread

The country that has been hardest-hit by the ongoing outbreak of the deadly virus, has shut down shops, markets and most travel in the north.
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Ebola Survivor: "You Feel Like ... Maybe ... A Ghost"

Outside St. Joseph's Catholic Hospital in Liberia, Dr. Senga Omeonga muses over the weeks he spent at an Ebola ward — not as a doctor, but as a patient. He says the experience was life-changing.
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Mishandling Of Ebola Sample May Have Exposed CDC Technician To Virus

The worker will be monitored for symptoms. Officials are investigating the incident, in which the virus was moved from a high-security lab to a low-security lab at the CDC's headquarters in Atlanta.
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When Home And Health Are Just Out Of Reach

Health insurance doesn't pay for housing, but sometimes that is what a patient needs most. A Medicaid experiment helps some elderly and disabled people move out of institutions into their own homes.

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