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  • Ebola: Providing time to fight the virus

    Updated: 2 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — People who shared an apartment with the country's first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have...

  • NY warns against Ebola scams and solicitations

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    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's attorney general is warning consumers about scammers preying on Ebola fears with fundraising scams claiming to benefit victims and dubious offers of so-called preparedness kits that claim to contain preventive medicines. Attorney General Eric...

  • Va. health agency launching quit smoking campaign

    Updated: 2 min ago

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia health officials are launching a campaign to help cigarette smokers kick the habit. The Virginia Department of Health says it is counting down to Virginia Quit Day on Nov. 20. Tips and support will be posted on the agency's Facebook page every day leading...

  • W.Va. officials urge moms-to-be to get flu shot

    Updated: 2 min ago

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia health officials are urging pregnant women to get the flu shot. Bureau for Public Health commissioner Dr. Letitia Tierney is set to hold a briefing Tuesday in Charleston outlining the importance of moms-to-be to get a flu shot. According to the...

  • Ohio continues Ebola monitoring after nurse's trip

    Updated: 31 min ago

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state is continuing to monitor residents who may have had contact with a Texas nurse diagnosed with the Ebola virus after returning home following a trip to northeastern Ohio. The Ebola incubation period can be as long as three weeks, meaning local residents...

  • Reports: Televangelist urged vasectomies, abortion

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A newspaper reports that Ohio televangelist Ernest Angley advised church members not to have children, encouraged people to shun those who leave the fold and used free labor at his for-profit businesses. The reports were based on interviews with more than 20 former...

  • Nurses, University of Illinois Hospital reach pact

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Nurses and administrators of the University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago have reached a tentative agreement that ends the threat of a walkout. Members of the Illinois Nurses Association were scheduled to walk off the job Tuesday after an impasse over a new contract....

  • CDC releases revised Ebola gear guidelines

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — Federal health officials on Monday issued new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients. Officials have been scrambling to come up with new advice for protective gear since two Dallas nurses became infected while caring for...

  • Porn production moratorium ends after testing

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California-based trade group for the adult film industry has lifted a moratorium on production spurred by a feared HIV exposure on an out-of-state film set. The Free Speech Coalition ended the five-day production hold Monday, saying in a statement that testing has...

  • Democrats slam Snyder over health care contract

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Democratic Party on Monday accused Republican Gov. Rick Snyder's administration of twice extending a state contract without competitive bidding last year and increasing its worth earlier this year just a day after the company's executives held a...

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