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U.S. Could Learn Lessons From Africa's Ebola Response

Melissa Block talks with Dr. Lewis Rubinson, who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in west Africa. He shares the lessons he learned in treating patients.

Women Can Freeze Their Eggs For The Future, But At A Cost

Until recently, freezing human eggs was reserved for young women at risk of infertility due to cancer treatments. But some companies now pay for it for healthy women who want to delay motherhood.

Dallas Judge Leads County's Ebola Response

Melissa Block talks with Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins. As the chief-elected official of the county, Jenkins is also responsible for the Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department.
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D.C. Is Prepared For Ebola, Says Official

The head of D.C. Department of Health says the city is prepared for any possible outbreaks of the Ebola virus.

Health Officials Face Ebola Questions On Capitol Hill

A day after news that a second healthcare worker in Texas has Ebola, members of Congress grilled Centers for Disease Control and Prevent Director Tom Frieden about the federal response.

Reality Check: To Burn Off A Soda, You'll Have To Run 50 Minutes

What might make us pay attention to calorie information on menus? Researchers think that including how many miles of walking or minutes of running it takes to burn off the calories ordered would help.

Poll: Majority Of Americans Worried About U.S. Ebola Outbreak

More than half of Americans polled said they were concerned about an Ebola outbreak in the U.S. within a year. When asked the same question in August, 39 percent of people expressed the same concern.
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How Strong Is D.C.'s Safety-Net Hospital?

United Medical Center is D.C.'s only hospital east of the Anacostia River. We'll explore its troubled past, and how it's faring now.


Despite Legal Reprieve On Abortion, Some Texas Clinics Remain Closed

Texas clinics that provide abortion services were surprised by a ruling from the high court this week that allows them to reopen. But the bruising legal battle may have already changed the landscape.

Lessons From Ebola School: How To Draw Blood, Wipe Up Vomit

Think of the routine jobs health workers do in a hospital: Sticking a needle in a patient's arm. Cleaning up vomit. Escorting a patient to a bed. Now imagine doing those tasks for someone with Ebola.