Health & Wellness Features
Families wait in agony for word on Ebola patients
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- First the ring tone echoed outside the barbed-wire-topped walls of the Ebola clinic. Then came the wails of grief, as news spread that 31-year-old Rose Johnson was dead just days after she was brought here unconscious by relatives....
Gov't to reveal drug company payments to doctors
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Striving to shine a light on potential ethical conflicts in medicine, the Obama administration is releasing data on drug company payments to tens of thousands of individual doctors....
Johnson & Johnson buying Alios for $1.75B
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) -- Johnson & Johnson is buying the biopharmaceutical company Alios BioPharma Inc. for about $1.75 billion....
Pediatricians urge IUDs or implants for teen girls
CHICAGO (AP) -- Teen girls who have sex should use IUDs or hormonal implants - long-acting birth control methods that are effective, safe and easy to use, the nation's most influential pediatricians' group recommends....
Virus probed in paralysis cases in 9 Colorado kids
NEW YORK (AP) -- Health officials are investigating nine cases of muscle weakness or paralysis in Colorado children and whether the culprit might be a virus causing severe respiratory illness across the country....
Who's a seaman? Supreme Court may chart the waters
EWELL, Md. (AP) -- William Smith Dize's life revolved around water....
US doctor exposed to Ebola virus admitted to NIH
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An American doctor who was exposed to the Ebola virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone was admitted Sunday to a hospital at the National Institutes of Health near the nation's capital....
Ebola clinics fill up as Liberia awaits aid
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Doctors are in short supply. So are beds for patients. Six months after the Ebola outbreak emerged for the first time in an unprepared West Africa and eventually became the worst-ever outbreak, the gap between what has been sent by other countries and private groups and what is needed is huge....
5 babies test positive for TB in Texas exposure
EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- Five babies tested have positive for tuberculosis in West Texas after a nurse assistant at an El Paso hospital nursery exposed hundreds of infants to the disease between September 2013 and last month....
Massachusetts doctor says he knew Ebola risk
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- Dr. Rick Sacra knew what he was getting into when he went to Liberia in early August to treat very ill pregnant women and deliver babies at a time when the West African nation was dealing with an outbreak of Ebola....
An agreement worked out by attorneys from all sides and Common Pleas Judge Lawrence O'Toole will allow a group of non-profits, headed by the Pittsburgh Foundation to purchase the financially troubled August Wilson Center. In the process, the 980 Development Group will not develop a hotel at the site, Dollar Bank will get $7.9 million of money that it is owed, and smaller debtors will not be paid. The August Wilson Center will continue to operate as a center for African American Culture under a Foundation Board.
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