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'Shadow' And 'D-12' Sing An Infectious Song About Ebola

It's said to be the first song about Ebola, written by two up-and-coming Liberian music producers. The message: "Ebola is very wicked. It can kill you quick quick."
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Mental Health Cops Help Reweave Social Safety Net In San Antonio

Across the U.S., jails hold many more people with serious mental illness than state hospitals do. San Antonio is reweaving its safety net for the mentally ill — and saving $10 million annually.
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Pittsburgh Health Care Giants Take Fight To Each Other's Turf

Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center worked together for decades. But tensions have prompted a split and uncertainty in Pittsburgh's health care market.
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Experimental Vaccine For Chikungunya Passes First Test

Using a new technology, scientists have created a vaccine for an emerging mosquito-borne virus. The vaccine was safe and produced some degree of immunity in a preliminary study.
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Hit Hard By Ebola, Liberia Now Has A Third Treatment Center

Men, women and children began lining up hours before the new facility opened — only the third Ebola treatment center in a country where the virus is spreading with alarming speed.
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Medicare Patients Often See Nurses Instead Of Doctors For Skin Problems

Among the more than 4 million procedures for which office-based nurse practitioners and physician assistants independently billed Medicare in 2012, more than half were for dermatological surgeries.
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Caring For The American Ebola Patients: Inside Emory's Isolation Unit

The "patient biocontainment unit" at Emory University Hospital is one of four facilities in the U.S. specially equipped to handle the most serious infectious diseases.
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The Power Of The Peer Group In Preventing Campus Rape

A small percentage of college students commit most of the rapes on campus. Research suggests that the attitudes of male friends can either lead men to commit rape or stop them.
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More Military Families Are Relying On Food Banks And Pantries

A survey by Feeding America, a network of U.S. food banks, found that one-quarter of all U.S. military households used a food pantry in 2013. But service members are often reluctant to seek such help.
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Kenya Shuts Borders To Ebola-Hit West African Countries

The ban on travelers from Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea goes into effect from midnight Tuesday.

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