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One U.S. Hospital's Strategy For Stopping Ebola's Advance

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

There are no known cases of Ebola in Connecticut. But a leading Hartford hospital is already updating its infection controls to stop the virus before it gets a foothold.

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All Things Considered

A Simple Question Can Stop Ebola: How Do You Feel?

Friday, October 03, 2014

Modern medicine offers no easy way to spot Ebola early. The key to preventing an outbreak is still old-fashioned detective work.

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Here's How An Ebola Quarantine Works In The U.S.

Friday, October 03, 2014

The family that hosted Ebola patient Thomas Duncan in Dallas is under quarantine. It's a time-honored public health tool to stop the spread of infectious disease. But it can be abused.

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Is Enterovirus D68 Behind The Mysterious Paralysis In Children?

Friday, October 03, 2014

Several dozen children in California and Colorado have suffered paralyzed limbs, which doctors speculate could be caused by the respiratory virus EV-68. But we're a long way from knowing for sure.

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No, Seriously, How Contagious Is Ebola?

Thursday, October 02, 2014

A man with Ebola spent four days out in the Dallas community, possibly infecting others. So why are health officials so sure they can stop Ebola from spreading?

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Morning Edition

On The Alert For Ebola, Texas Hospital Still Missed First Case

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Diagnosing and treating Ebola isn't so hard, health workers say; hospitals across the U.S. should be ready. But initial symptoms, such as fever and headache, can look the same as other illnesses.

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Hey CDC, We've Got A Lot Of Questions For You About Ebola

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Public health authorities are hard at work disseminating information about Ebola virus on social media, but right now people have a lot more questions about the Dallas case than there are answers.

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First U.S. Case Of Ebola Confirmed In Dallas

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A man who flew to the U.S. from Liberia has tested positive for Ebola. He was not sick on the plane, but developed symptoms later. He is currently in isolation at a hospital in Dallas.

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Morning Edition

Vaccine Controversies Are As Social As They Are Medical

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

In writing her new book On Immunity, Eula Biss found that questions about vaccination touch on attitudes about environmentalism, citizenship and trust in the government.

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Will .Health Make It More Likely That You'll Get Scammed?

Friday, September 26, 2014

New websites ending in "health," "doctor" and "clinic" will soon start appearing online. But anyone can buy those names. Some public health researchers worry that they'll purvey bogus medical advice.

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When Cigarettes Cost More, People Drink Less. Except For Wine

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

If you raised the price of Don Draper's cigarettes, would he have cut back on the whiskey? Probably not, but it works on most beer and spirits drinkers, a study finds. Wine drinkers, not so much.

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In California, Less Water Means More West Nile Virus

Monday, September 22, 2014

You'd think that mosquitoes wouldn't like drought, but that's not what's happening in California, where stagnant water breeds more mosquitoes. Cases of West Nile virus have doubled since last year.

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Morning Edition

NFL Looks To Training To Prevent Domestic Violence By Players

Monday, September 22, 2014

It's not violence on the job that makes some pro football players beat their wives or children, psychologists say. It's often childhood experience, fanned by a culture that accepts such behavior.

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Kids' Perception Of Parents' Favoritism Counts More Than Reality

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Mom always liked you best. But is that enough of an excuse to start smoking dope? It depends on how teenagers perceive parental preference, a study finds. And also how warm the family is overall.

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Colorado Tries Hard To Convince Teens That Pot Is Bad For You

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Do you want to be a lab rat? That's what teenagers are doing when they smoke marijuana, the state of Colorado says. But since hard evidence of marijuana's harms is scanty, it may be a tough sell.

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Americans' Waistlines Are Expanding, And That's Not Good Fat

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Are you more an apple or a pear? If it's the former, you've got company. Americans' waistlines are growing, even though obesity rates have plateaued. And more belly fat increases health risks.

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All Things Considered

Colleges Brainstorm Ways To Cut Back On Binge Drinking

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

With 40 percent of college students binge drinking, efforts to get students to drink less may seem futile. But something as simple as encouraging beer stores to quit selling ping-pong balls can help.

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Newly Crowned Miss America Felt Helpless Against Domestic Violence

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Pageant contestants often pick feel-good issues for their platform topics. Miss New York chose domestic violence because she lived it. There are many reasons why women stay with an abuser, she says.

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All Things Considered

A Doctor Who Performed Abortions In South Texas Makes His Case

Thursday, September 11, 2014

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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Suicides Rise In Middle-Aged Men, And Older Men Remain At Risk

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Researchers don't know why middle-aged men are increasingly likely to kill themselves. But they say it shows that efforts to reduce the toll of suicide should be focused on men.

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