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  • Nurse criticizes Ebola quarantine, raising concern

    Updated: Sun, Oct 26, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The nurse who was quarantined at a New Jersey hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa criticized the way her case has been handled, raising concerns from humanitarian and human rights groups over unclear policies for the newly launched...

  • Florid Blue honored for work in childhood obesity

    Published: Sun, Oct 26, 2014

    MIAMI (AP) — Federal officials are recognizing health insurer Florida Blue for its significant improvements in addressing the childhood obesity epidemic. Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded the Florida...

  • Poor health systems in Asia cause for Ebola alarm

    Updated: Sun, Oct 26, 2014

    SINGAPORE (AP) — The longer the Ebola outbreak rages in West Africa, the greater chance a traveler infected with the virus touches down in an Asian city. How quickly any case is detected — and the measures taken once it is — will determine whether the virus takes hold in a region...

  • Cuomo: Ebola quarantine may be hard to enforce

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is acknowledging that the 21-day Ebola quarantine he and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced may be difficult to enforce. The Daily News reports (http://nydn.us/1wsy0EV) that Cuomo said Saturday that officials never considered whether...

  • US: Power to visit Ebola-ravaged West Africa

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States ambassador to the United Nations is on her way to visit all three of the West African countries hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak, amid rising calls for travel restrictions back home in the U.S. Samantha Power will visit Liberia, Sierra Leone...

  • Ebola: NY had jump-start, Dallas had to learn fast

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Talk about a tale of two cities: A Dallas hospital got a pop quiz in Ebola and made an early mistake. New York got a peek at the answer sheet and was better prepared at the start. The contrast in handling two Ebola diagnoses highlights how differently cities and...

  • AP source: Addae didn't show symptoms until Friday

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Chargers safety Jahleel Addae didn't show symptoms of a concussion until Friday afternoon, a day after having two scary reactions following hits in a loss at Denver, a person with knowledge of the situation said. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Saturday on...

  • Health care worker criticizes quarantine process

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The health care worker who was quarantined at a New Jersey hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa is sharply criticizing the way her case has been handled. Kaci Hickox, the first traveler quarantined under Ebola watches in New Jersey...

  • US journalist says body was 'at war' with Ebola

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Ashoka Mukpo knew he really was in trouble when he saw the people treating him in full protective suits and hoods. The American video journalist is home now after recovering from Ebola he contracted while working in the virus-ravaged West African country of...

  • Ebola-stricken doctor's fiancee leaves NY hospital

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The fiancee of a doctor who is being treated for Ebola has left Bellevue Hospital Center. Morgan Dixon, the fiancee of Dr. Craig Spencer, left the hospital Saturday evening but will remain in quarantine in her upper Manhattan apartment. Spencer was admitted to...

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