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Ebola Hides In The Eyes Of A Man Who Was Considered Cured

Weeks after being diagnosed with Ebola, a doctor came down with a dangerous eye infection. Ebola was lurking there. Other Ebola victims face the risk of blindness through these delayed infections.
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Screening Rates Stalled For Common Cancers

Many Americans aren't getting recommended screening tests for colorectal, breast and cervical cancer. Despite a public health push, there has been a lack of progress in reaching screening goals.
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On Saturday, The Ebola Outbreak In Liberia Should Officially Be Over

On May 9 — 42 days after the last reported case — the World Health Organization will announce that the epidemic has ended in the West African nation. Its citizens are proud, sad and a bit leery.
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'Ladies Of Life' Confront Depression Among D.C.'s African-American Women

Tempie Satcher-Ducosin says she couldn't stand by after two women she knew killed themselves. So she created a support group to help African-American women support each other through their struggles.

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Unrest In West Baltimore Puts Elderly And Sick At Additional Risk

It's been more than a week since rioting over Freddie Gray's death closed many businesses. Several pharmacies are still not open — leaving the sick and elderly with chronic conditions vulnerable.
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Losing A Hospital In The Heart Of A Small City

Economic forces are squeezing the city of Lakewood, just outside Cleveland, forcing the closure of one hospital even as another is built in a more affluent suburb.
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Fla. Governor Leaves Meeting With U.S. Health Secretary Empty-Handed

Despite a "good conversation" with Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell, Gov. Rick Scott gets no sign that Florida will receive the more than $1 billion he wants for health care.
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Missing Link Microbes May Help Explain How Single Cells Became Us

Near a field of deep sea vents between Norway and Greenland, scientists discovered the DNA of microbes that seem to be primitive archaea, but with a lot more genes — typical of complicated creatures.
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Staffing An Intensive Care Unit From Miles Away Has Advantages

Some hospitals are using a remote command center to keep an eye on ICU patients. This brings the expertise of a major medical center to rural hospitals — and may help keep the rural centers open.
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Smartphones Can Be Smart Enough To Find A Parasitic Worm

If someone is infected by the Loa loa worm, taking a drug to treat river blindness could be risky. Now there's a fast way to identify the worm — by turning a smartphone into a microscope.

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