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CDC: Monitoring for all Coming from Ebola Nations

Posted: 10/22/2014 - Federal health officials are significantly expanding the breath of vigilance for Ebola, saying that all travelers who come into the U.S. from Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for symptoms of illness for 21 days.

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Johnson & Johnson Plans Ebola Vaccine Testing

Posted: 10/22/2014 - Johnson & Johnson will begin safety testing in early January on a vaccine combination that could protect people from a strain of the deadly Ebola virus.

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Dallas Officials: 120 Still on Ebola Monitoring

Posted: 10/20/2014 - Texas health officials say 120 people are still being monitored for possible infection with Ebola because they may have had contact with one of the three people who got the disease in Dallas.

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Stepped up Ebola Screening Starts at 4 US Airports

Posted: 10/16/2014 - Customs and health officials at airports in Washington, Chicago, Atlanta and Newark, New Jersey, are scheduled to start taking the temperatures of passengers from three West African countries as part of a stepped up Ebola screening program.

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Paul Ryan to Debate Democratic House Challenger

Posted: 10/13/2014 - Two years ago this week, Paul Ryan was sparring with Joe Biden during a vice presidential debate and largely ignoring his House re-election bid back home.

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United Way Issues SNAP Challenge

Updated: 10/09/2014 - What can you get for a dollar? The answer is not much, especially when you're talking about food for your family.

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Local Healthcare Providers Prepare for Ebola

Updated: 10/09/2014 - Cases of Ebola in the United States have many people concerned about an outbreak in our area. While healthcare providers say there's no reason to be alarmed, they're taking extra precautions preparing themselves just in case.

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Do-it-yourself Flu Vaccine? Study Shows it Works

Posted: 10/08/2014 - A study suggests that do-it-yourself flu vaccine might be possible. Researchers found that military folks who squirted a nasal vaccine up their noses were as well-protected as others who got it from health workers.

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Drugmaker Provides Experimental Drug for Ebola use

Posted: 10/06/2014 - A North Carolina drugmaker says it is providing an experimental antiviral drug for patients with Ebola, an emergency step authorized by the Food and Drug Administration.

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Health Officials: US Well-Equipped To Stop Ebola

Posted: 10/04/2014 - The Obama administration is seeking to allay fear about the single confirmed case of Ebola in the United States, saying that despite some initial missteps the health care system is doing what needs to be done to prevent an outbreak.

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Free Birth Control Cuts Teen Pregnancy, Abortions

Posted: 10/01/2014 - A study shows that giving teens free birth control encourages them to use long-acting methods and greatly cuts the chances they will become pregnant or have an abortion.

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DEA Holding Its Final Drug Take-Back Day

Posted: 09/27/2014 - The Drug Enforcement Administration is ending its "National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day" program after what it says has been a "very, very successful" run.

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Child in Door Co. Tests Positive for Enterovirus D68

Updated: 09/26/2014 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed one positive case of Enterovirus D68 in the state. They said in a press release Thursday, a child from Door County tested positive for the virus.

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Anti-addiction Groups Call for new FDA Chief

Posted: 09/24/2014 - Anti-addiction activists are calling for the Food and Drug Administration's top official to step down, saying the agency's policies have contributed to a national epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse.

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Nearly 700 Complaints Over Waits At Madison VA

Posted: 09/21/2014 - Records show that over the last two years, there have been nearly 700 complaints about the timeliness of getting health care at Madison's Veterans Hospital.

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Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Diabetes in Study

Posted: 09/18/2014 - 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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CDC tells Healthy Adults not to Forget Flu Vaccine

Posted: 09/18/2014 - 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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