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Some Nations Still Ill-Equipped To Deal With Ebola

There has been a dramatic shortfall of Ebola-related equipment in Sierra Leone and other countries battling the disease. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Steve McAndrew about the logistical challenges of responding to the outbreak.

Getting Medical Advice Is Often Just A Tap Away

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with infectious disease specialist and HealthTap member Dr. Jonathan Po about telemedicine and hypochondria in a time of heightened health concern.

Dallas Hospital Deals With Aftermath Of Ebola Missteps

Authorities in Texas are working to limit travel by health workers who may have been exposed to Ebola. Meanwhile, the hospital at the center of the first cases in the U.S. is trying to move forward.

The Ebola Survivors Who Can't Go Home

They beat the deadly virus, but transportation back home is hard to come by. So they're living in an abandoned hospital ward, hoping someday to resume the life they had before Ebola struck.
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Our Region's Fitness Craze

D.C. has been rated the fittest city in the country, and that's no surprise to those who've seen Crossfit "boxes," spinning studios and boutique fitness centers sprout around the city. We look at what's behind the fitness trend sweeping our region.


In West Africa, Health Care Infrastructure Crumbles With Ebola Deaths

Melissa Block speaks with Dr. Joanne Liu, president of Médecins Sans Frontières — or Doctors Without Borders. The group has taken the lead in the fight against Ebola in West Africa.

U.S. To Temporarily Halt Funding For Controversial Virus Research

The federal government will suspend funding while it reviews the potential risks and benefits of certain experiments with three viruses: SARS, MERS and influenza.

Why Won't The Fear Of Airborne Ebola Go Away?

Infectious disease specialists say Ebola can't spread through the air, but many Americans remain deeply skeptical. The history of past outbreaks suggests airborne transmission isn't a threat.

California Nurses' Union Pulls Ebola Into Contract Talks

Ebola training, staffing and protective gear are bargaining chips as nurses in California hammer out a new contract with Kaiser Permanente. Their requests mirror the concerns of nurses nationwide.

New 'Ebola Czar' Has Political, Not Public Health, Background

The White House named a longtime Democratic insider to be the so-called Ebola czar on Friday. Just who is Ron Klain and will his appointment make a difference, good or bad?