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  • In Ohio Ebola probe, info-sharing a sensitive task

    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Officials addressing Ebola concerns in Ohio say they're trying to keep the public adequately informed without prompting panic or drawing undue attention to people who aren't sick and pose no risk. Health officials stepped carefully while walking that line this...

  • Hotlines in use during Ebola probe in Ohio

    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    Health officials at the local, state and federal levels have offered various phone numbers for Ohioans to use for Ebola concerns after learning a Texas nurse diagnosed with the virus had flown to Cleveland and visited Akron. Which number to use depends on the type of concern: ___...

  • New England editorial roundup

    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    The Eagle-Tribune (Mass.), Oct. 16, 2014 A second worker at the Dallas hospital that treated the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States has come down with the deadly disease. And while she should have known better, the worker, identified as Amber Joy Vinson, went to...

  • Another year, another small Social Security bump

    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For the third straight year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small increases in their benefits come January. Preliminary figures suggest the annual cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, will be less...

  • Obama: US can't cut itself off from West Africa

    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the United States can't just cut itself off from West Africa even though Ebola is raging there. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama is pushing back against calls for the U.S. to institute a travel ban. He says trying to seal...

  • Officials fear Ebola's on AIDS path; some disagree

    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Is Ebola the world's worst infectious disease threat since AIDS? Comparisons between the two deadly diseases surfaced in the last few months as the Ebola outbreak escalated. Both emerged from Africa and erupted into an international health crisis. And both have been a...

  • Mom seeks to change public view of mental illness

    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    EAST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — After her son committed suicide earlier this year, Judy Murray has made it her goal to change the public perspective on mental illness, starting with a forum this month to address the stigma surrounding the issue. Feeling compelled to share her story and shed...

  • Illinois hospitals preparing for Ebola

    Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — The president of the Illinois Hospital Association says the state's hospitals are "vigilantly preparing" for Ebola. Maryjane Wurth said in a statement Friday that the state's hospitals are learning from the experiences of U.S. hospitals elsewhere that have handled Ebola...

  • Kirk wants travel ban for 3 Ebola-affected nations

    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk has joined other Republicans in calling for a travel and visa ban on those attempting to travel to the U.S. from three Ebola-affected countries in Africa. Kirk contends the public isn't confident the Centers for Disease Control is ahead of the Ebola...

  • Student with meningitis on life support

    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — An 18-year-old San Diego State University student with meningitis remained on life support late Friday night but she was not expected to recover. Sara Stelzer, a freshman and Kappa Delta sorority member, was hospitalized with the bacterial infection on Tuesday. The...

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