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Health & Wellness Features

Soldier or civilian, Ebola protocols not the same

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A U.S. soldier returning from an Ebola response mission in West Africa would have to spend 21 days being monitored, isolated in a military facility away from family and the broader population. A returning civilian doctor or nurse who directly treated Ebola patients? Depends....
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Life goes on for nurse in standoff over Ebola

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) -- In between going on a bike ride and taking delivery of a pizza, nurse Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend did chores and watched a movie while state officials struggled to reach a compromise in a standoff that has become the nation's most closely watched clash between personal freedom and fear of Ebola....
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Africans worst responders in Ebola crisis

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The head of Africa's continental body did not get to an Ebola-hit country until last week - months after alarm bells first rang and nearly 5,000 deaths later....
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A look at Ebola guidelines in some states

States have broad authority to quarantine people to prevent the spread of disease, and several are exercising that right to go beyond the safety recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control for containing the deadly Ebola virus....
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APNewsBreak: Medicare bought meds for dead people

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Call it drugs for the departed: Medicare's prescription program kept paying for costly medications even after patients were dead....
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Lawsuit: Surgical gowns let diseases pass through

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A $500 million lawsuit against Kimberly-Clark Corp. alleges the company falsely claimed its surgical gowns protected against Ebola and other infectious diseases....
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Fearing Ebola? Doctors say get a flu shot

CHICAGO (AP) -- Fever? Headache? Muscle aches? Forget about Ebola - chances are astronomically higher that you have the flu or some other common bug....
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Ebola case highlights work of NYC disease sleuths

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City's disease detectives were off and running the moment the call came in from a doctor who suspected he had Ebola....
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FTC accuses Gerber of false claim on baby formula

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Baby-food maker Gerber is being accused by the government of claiming falsely that its Good Start Gentle formula can prevent or reduce allergies in children....
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Ebola quarantines: Can states do that?

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The quarantine of a nurse in Maine who recently returned from the Ebola hot zone in West Africa has touched off a battle between the authority of states to confine people to protect public health and the right of Americans to move about freely....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Should President Barack Obama repudiate the remarks about Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu made by a senior administration official? <More Info>

Yes:
No:
Yes:
99%
No:
1%
Total Votes: 11,094

Yesterday's Poll

Do you think state supreme court justices should be appointed by the governor or elected by the people?

Elected:
67%
Appointed:
33%
Total Votes: 8,069