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  • Family: Doctors don't detect Ebola in nurse's body

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Doctors no longer detect Ebola in a Texas nurse who flew to Ohio and back before she was diagnosed with the virus, her family said Wednesday. Officials at Emory University Hospital and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention couldn't detect Ebola in Amber...

  • Republicans worry Missouri not prepared for Ebola

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Some Republican lawmakers questioned Wednesday whether emergency responders have the training and resources to handle a potential Ebola outbreak in Missouri. There are no cases of Ebola in the state, but senators during a public forum at the Capitol drilled...

  • Concussion study says NCAA needs improvement

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Colleges remain inconsistent in the way they handle athletes' concussions, according to a Harvard University study that comes more than four years after the NCAA began requiring schools to educate their players about the risks of head trauma and develop plans to keep...

  • US journalist leaves hospital after Ebola recovery

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An American video journalist who recovered from Ebola at an Omaha hospital left the facility Wednesday afternoon and is heading home to Rhode Island, a hospital spokesman said. Ashoka Mukpo, who contracted the virus while working in Liberia as a freelance cameraman...

  • California malpractice cap generates big spending

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Bob Pack wanted to go after the HMO doctors for recklessly prescribing painkillers to a drug-abusing nanny who ran over his 10-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter as they were heading for ice cream one early fall evening in 2003. But under California's...

  • Hospital of Ebola patient posts poor ER benchmarks

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    DALLAS (AP) — Diplomas from outstanding medical schools. Records free of discipline. A team trusted by a president. For all the strengths of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, the first U.S.-diagnosed Ebola patient walked through its seemingly weakest link: the emergency room....

  • Obama expresses optimism about Ebola in US

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama expressed confidence Wednesday about the ability to contain Ebola in the U.S., taking special note of the ongoing recovery of two nurses who contracted the disease and of others who were declared Ebola free after being exposed to the deadly...

  • New Mexico official: Low risk of Ebola in state

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A top health official assured lawmakers Wednesday that New Mexico is prepared to deal with Ebola although it's unlikely a case will happen in the state. "The risk of a case of Ebola in New Mexico is very, very low," said state infectious disease specialist Dr....

  • Judge to let most of new abortion law take effect

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma County judge said Wednesday he plans to let a new law take effect next month to restrict the use of certain abortion-inducing drugs, but is temporarily suspending any parts of the law that subject abortion providers to liability. District Judge Robert...

  • DEA launching Arizona prescription drug tip line

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — The federal Drug Enforcement Administration is launching a new tip line they hope citizens will use to turn in people they suspect are involved in illegal prescription drug activity. The internet-based tip service allows anyone with a cell phone to quickly send an...

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