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In Sierra Leone, Tears And Wails Mark The Death Of Dr. Martin Salia

He was one of only 130 or so doctors who served the country. When news came that he'd succumbed to Ebola, people went into shock, mourning the death of "a great hero."

A Deadly Chain: Tracing Ebola In A Sierra Leone Village

Why is Sierra Leone reporting an uptick in Ebola cases while Liberia's outbreak is slowing? The chain of events in one village points up the obstacles that the country is facing.

Researchers Suggest Ways To Make Pill Swallowing Easier

Almost one-third of people have trouble swallowing pills, according to German researchers. They say some people have so much trouble, they avoid taking the recommended dosage.

The Power Of Suggestion Could Trigger Asthma — Or Treat It

Strong odors can be a problem for people with asthma. Even anticipating smells like chemicals or heavy perfumes can lead to an asthma attack. Some scientists think this may lead to new treatments.
NPR Has Improved, But Obamacare Still Faces Problems

The second open enrollment period at began Saturday. The website is better than last year's version, but approval of the Affordable Care Act remains low.

Despite Criticism, Affordable Care Act Soldiers On

Open enrollment for health insurance plans sold under the Affordable Care Act's health exchanges begin Saturday. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News and Jose Plaza of Enroll America.

Ebola-Infected Doctor Arrives In Nebraska For Treatment

Dr. Martin Salia, who got the virus while working in Sierra Leone, is said to be sicker than some of the other patients who have been successfully treated for the disease in the U.S.

They Paid How Much? How Negotiated Deals Hide Health Care's Cost

A patient's portion of a health care bill is the result of a complicated equation. But it's simple compared to the variety of deals insurers negotiate with hospitals and doctors.

Doctor, Put On Your PPE And Go Into The ETU, Stat!

The world of global health is an acronym soup. And the Ebola virus has generated its own list.

How Bacteria In The Gut Help Fight Off Viruses

Rotavirus kills more than a half-million kids around the world each year. Now scientists have evidence that the secret to stopping it is hiding in the trillions of bacteria of our microbiome.