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American Fighting Ebola Receives Blood Transfusion From Survivor

Last Friday Dr. Rick Sacra was flown from Liberia to Nebraska in a special medevac plane to be treated for Ebola. After receiving two experimental therapies, Sacra's condition has improved.
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A Doctor Who Performed Abortions In South Texas Makes His Case

Texas restrictions on abortion providers have led many clinics to close. Poor women in some spots, like the Rio Grande Valley along the Mexican border, have lost their access to abortion services.
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FDA Approves New Diet Pill That's Made Of Old Medicines

Contrave will be available in pharmacies this fall. But the companies working on the drug's marketing won't say how much it will cost.
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Can The U.S. Military Turn The Tide In The Ebola Outbreak?

Some say our military has a big role to play in bringing Ebola under control. But sending in troops is trickier than it sounds.
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Rare Virus Has Sickened Hundreds More Children, Hospitals Say

The rare virus is spreading fast, and doctors don't have an instant test to find out who has it. So parents should be ready to seek help quickly if a child has a cold that's rapidly getting worse.
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Some Things You Can Do In Your Sleep, Literally

For those who think there are not enough hours in the day, researchers may have just offered you a solution. The brain can continue tasks even while asleep, a study finds. Texting not included, alas.
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Suicide Is A Big Problem Where You'd Least Expect It

The conventional thinking is that suicide is a problem in high-income countries. But a new WHO report says that three-fourths of suicide deaths are in the low- and middle-income world.
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A Happy Marriage, A Terrible Secret, A Healthy Baby

They were married in South Africa. The next day, he told his bride he was HIV positive. Soon after, she tested positive. And she thought nothing in her life would ever go right.
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Playgrounds For All Children: Here's How To Find One

For kids with disabilities, a simple activity like going down a slide can be a challenge. An NPR crowdsourcing project maps inclusive playgrounds — fun and safe for all — across the country.
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Employer-Sponsored Health Costs Rose Modestly In 2014

Health insurance premiums went up only a little more than inflation this year, according to a new survey. The average family plan cost about $16,800. That's a 3 percent increase over last year.

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