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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Returning last month to Sierra Leone to treat Ebola victims after a break, volunteer doctor Juli Switala was shocked to see the obituaries and photographs of colleagues who had died of the disease in her absence, pinned to a board in the treatment center. "...
BRUSSELS (AP) — Thousands more physicians, especially epidemiologists, and other health professionals are needed to halt and eradicate Ebola, European Union officials said Tuesday after returning from countries in West Africa hit by the deadly epidemic. EU Health Commissioner...
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Robert Kollie and his fiancee postponed their October wedding as Ebola ravaged Liberia's capital. The government had warned people to avoid large gatherings. Weddings are full of kissing and hugging and just one unknowingly sick person could infect...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hispanics are more likely to consider caring for an elderly relative or friend to be a positive experience, and less likely to say it creates stress in their families, a new poll found. More than 9 in 10 Hispanics over age 40 reflected positively on their...
WASHINGTON (AP) — With many seniors facing high medical bills, a congressional investigation has found that federal government websites meant to give Medicare patients basic consumer tools instead fail to provide adequate information on out-of-pocket costs, and even quality of...
An Austin doctor reacts to the death of the second Ebola patient on American soil.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A system Congress established to speed help to Americans harmed by vaccines has instead heaped additional suffering on thousands of families, The Associated Press has found. The premise was simple: quickly and generously pay for medical care in the rare cases...
A Harvard study finds the condition that's been known to affect women affects men as well. Dr. Koval says the older you are, the morbidity goes up and someone 70 or 75 who has a fracture and does recover, doesn’t recover nearly as well from it. He says the study shows that men...
BRUSSELS (AP) — Red Cross officials helping to lead the fight against Ebola in West Africa say the virus is spreading, and they're having trouble recruiting health care workers to combat it. Antoine Petitbon of the French Red Cross said Monday that it's easier for him to recruit...