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Emory Hospital Shares Lessons Learned On Ebola Care

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The same Atlanta hospital that treated the first U.S. Ebola patient in August discharged its fourth patient Tuesday. All survived. Patients in isolation need extra emotional support, the team says.

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Morning Edition

Pentagon's Ebola Monitoring Policy For Soldiers Under Review

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno announced that all soldiers going to the Ebola region in West Africa would go through three weeks of monitoring, even though the soldiers will not have had contact with patients. Secretary Chuck Hagel is now reviewing the policy.

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The Longest Shortest Time

Peeping Mom

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Most people get through postpartum depression with therapy. But for writer Megan Stielstra, the answer was spying on her neighbor.

WNYC News

Quarantined Yale Student Protests From His Apartment

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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In Connecticut, eight people without any symptoms of Ebola are feeling the effects of the state's strict quarantine policies.

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WNYC News

How Ebola Is Affecting Christie and Cuomo Politically

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

There's no Hazmat suit to protect top politicians on both sides of the Hudson from Ebola's political ramifications. 

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No Hand-Washing, Spotty Temperature-Taking At Liberia's Airport

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Ebola screening of airline passengers departing from Monrovia was not operating like a well-oiled machine Monday.

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All Things Considered

Jonas Salk's Polio Vaccine Trials Would Be Hard To Repeat Today

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Robert Siegel talks with Dr. David Oshinsky about the historic polio vaccination trials. Tuesday is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jonas Salk, who invented the vaccine.

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All Things Considered

Home Health Workers Struggle For Better Pay And Health Insurance

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Home health care aides often toil for low pay and in jobs without benefits, including health insurance. A million more home health care workers will be needed to meet demand over the next decade.

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All Things Considered

Blood Test For Ebola Doesn't Catch Infection Early

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A highly sensitive blood test for Ebola exists, so why isn't it being used to test all returning health workers from West Africa? Because the virus isn't in the blood in the first stages of infection.

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Obama: Ebola Policies Should Support Health Care Workers On Front Lines

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The U.S. policies, said Obama, should be crafted to avoid discouraging workers from going overseas to help curb Ebola outbreaks.

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American Volunteers In Liberia Are Anti-Quarantine

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

They fear that the threat of isolating a returning health worker for 21 days will cause a drop in the number of volunteers at a time when more medical staff is needed to quash the outbreak.

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Happy Birthday To Google Doodle Honoree Dr. Jonas Salk!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

On the 100th anniversary of the polio pioneer's birth, Google takes note with a doodle. As the world gears up to fight Ebola, it's a good time to remember one of the heroes of a 1950s epidemic.

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The Takeaway

Ohio May Close Cincinnati's Last Abortion Clinic

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

If the Elizabeth Campbell Surgical Center is shut down, Cincinnati will be the nation's largest metropolitan area without an abortion provider.

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Insurers May Cover Costly Hepatitis C Drugs Only For The Very Ill

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Many insurers are restricting access to new drugs that are easier to take and that promise higher cure rates because the price tags can run $95,000 or more.

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Australia Blocks New Visas From West Africa Over Ebola Outbreak

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison says Australia's steps to keep Ebola from crossing its borders include "temporarily suspending our immigration program, including our humanitarian program."

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The Takeaway

Ebola: The Past, The Present & The Politics

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

As Governor Chris Christie digs in his heels, some experts are arguing that we should look at past pandemics for lessons on ending the Ebola outbreak.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What Ebola Aid Workers Face

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

With policies for returning aid workers from Ebola regions being toughened throughout the U.S., two leaders at the forefront talk about their work and volunteer recruitment efforts.

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With Obamacare, More Millennials Are Going To The Doctor, Sort Of

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Once young adults started getting coverage through their parents, they started getting checkups more often, a study finds. But they still may need help filling a prescription.

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Nurse Amber Vinson Discharged After Testing 'Ebola-Free'

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The 29-year-old nurse, one of two who became infected while treating Liberian Thomas Eric Duncan, is being released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

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Morning Edition

An Ebola Strategy Brings Good News To One Liberian Town

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The town of Foya has had no new cases in a month. Credit goes to a care center and an ongoing effort to calm fears and allow family members to communicate with patients — and view the dead.

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