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CDC tells healthy adults not to forget flu vaccine

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Think the flu's only a big threat to kids and seniors? Influenza hospitalized a surprisingly high number of young and middle-aged adults last winter - and this time around the government wants more of them vaccinated....
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Sierra Leone to shut down for 3 days to slow Ebola

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Shoppers crowded streets and markets in Sierra Leone's capital on Thursday stocking up for a three-day shutdown that authorities will hope will slow the spread of the Ebola outbreak that is accelerating across West Africa....
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Dance workout puts moves on women's self-esteem

NEW YORK (AP) -- When Janet Jones was laid off from her job as a financial assistant two years ago and hit rock bottom, inspiration struck....
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Study: Artificial Sweeteners may promote diabetes

NEW YORK (AP) -- Using artificial sweeteners may set the stage for diabetes in some people by hampering the way their bodies handle sugar, suggests a preliminary study done mostly in mice....
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Doctors expect Nebraska Ebola patient to recover

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- An American aid worker infected with Ebola who's being treated in Nebraska is now expected to make a full recovery, his doctors said Wednesday....
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Ebola survivor: No time to waste as Obama ups aid

WASHINGTON (AP) -- An American doctor who survived Ebola said there's no time to waste as President Barack Obama outlined his plan to ramp up the U.S. response to the epidemic in West Africa....
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Australia promises $6.4 million to fight Ebola

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia announced on Wednesday it will immediately provide an additional 7 million Australian dollars ($6.4 million) to help the international response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa....
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US scientist: Ebola unlikely to become airborne

WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's incredibly unlikely that Ebola would mutate to spread through the air, and the best way to make sure it doesn't is to stop the epidemic, a top government scientist told concerned lawmakers Wednesday....
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Hospitals struggled during Sandy, report says

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- When Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Northeast nearly two years ago, hospitals found themselves dealing with surges in patients, lost power supplies and employees who couldn't get to work - problems that a new federal report finds they were not prepared to handle....
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Study: Americans endure unwanted care near death

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Americans suffer needless discomfort and undergo unwanted and costly care as they die, in part because of a medical system ruled by "perverse incentives" for aggressive care and not enough conversation about what people want, according to a report released Wednesday....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Do you believe the Pennsylvania State Legislature should pass Senate Bill 76 into law. <More Info>

Yes:
No:
Yes:
75%
No:
25%
Total Votes: 6,225

Yesterday's Poll

Do you think the Allegheny County District Attorney's office should re-try Leon Ford Junior on the 5 lesser charges that a jury deadlocked on?

Yes:
59%
No:
41%
Total Votes: 5,340