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CDC Sets Up Mock Ebola Ward Set Up In Alabama

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched a training program for health workers headed for West Africa to help with the outbreak. They're running it at a former Army base in Anniston.
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Restaurants Shave Calories Off New Menu Items

New menu items introduced by chain restaurants in 2013 contained 60 fewer calories, on average, than items on the menu in 2012. And that could be enough to make an impact on the obesity epidemic.
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One U.S. Hospital's Strategy For Stopping Ebola's Advance

There are no known cases of Ebola in Connecticut. But a leading Hartford hospital is already updating its infection controls to stop the virus before it gets a foothold.
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Detergent Pods Can Cause Eye Injuries In Children

Detergent pods are convenient, sure, but small children continue to have dangerous encounters with them, sustaining injuries to the eyes and other body parts when the pods are squeezed or chomped.
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CDC Director: U.S. Hospitals Should Use 'Index Of Suspicion' With Ebola

Robert Siegel talks to Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about CDC efforts to slow the virus' spread and the likelihood of more domestic Ebola cases.
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Dallas Ebola Patient's Neighborhood Deals With New Stigma

The Vickery Meadow neighborhood area is home to many newly arrived immigrants. The leaders of churches and social service organizations report that volunteers and others aren't showing up for work.
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In West Africa, U.S. Efforts In Ebola Response Start To Move Forward

President Obama promised a massive American response to the epidemic, including the deployment of thousands of U.S. troops. That surge of assistance began three weeks ago, and despite challenges, progress is being made.
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Eating Comfort Foods May Not Be So Comforting After All

It's tempting to seek out the mac-and-cheese or a pint of ice cream after a terrible, horrible, no good day. But fresh research suggests such comfort foods might not be mood boosters after all.
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Squaring Your Taxes And Your Health Insurance Subsidies

How can spouses divide the tax credits they receive when they buy different health plans from an insurance marketplace? And what do they tell the IRS?
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CDC's Chief: Details This Week On Ebola Airport Screening

Tom Frieden tells NPR's All Things Considered that he's confident new measures to screen airport passengers for the deadly disease will be announced this week.

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