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  • Ebola: Danger in Sierra Leone, progress in Liberia

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Liberia is making some progress in containing the Ebola outbreak while the crisis in Sierra Leone is going to get worse, the top anti-Ebola officials in the two countries said. International assistance is still desperately needed and the people of both...

  • Health care professionals back quarantined nurse

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A group of Maine health professionals is criticizing the state's protocols for health care professionals who've treated Ebola patients. The group wrote in a letter Thursday that health officials have 40 years of experience with Ebola and should base health care...

  • Alabama monitors 3 from Ebola areas

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's health officer says his staff has monitored three people who traveled to Alabama from west African countries with Ebola outbreaks, and there have been no problems. Dr. Don Williamson and Gov. Robert Bentley provided an update Thursday on Alabama's...

  • Judge sides with Highmark on nixing UPMC coverage

    Published: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A judge is siding with Highmark Inc. in a dispute with state regulators over an insurance plan that doesn't cover doctors working for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Commonwealth Court Judge Dan Pellegrini ruled Thursday that Highmark hadn't...

  • Terminally ill woman may postpone taking her life

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 29-year-old terminally ill woman who expects to take her life under Oregon's death-with-dignity law has released a new video, saying she's feeling better and might postpone the day she had planned to die. Brittany Maynard said in early October that she expected...

  • FBI: Zuni man found dead with severe head injuries

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    ZUNI, N.M. (AP) — Federal and Zuni tribal authorities are investigating a man's death. The FBI says 47-year-old Jeffrey Eustace's body was discovered Wednesday morning in a home in Zuni. A determination of cause of death awaits autopsy results, but the FBI says Eustace had severe...

  • Arizona to decide 3 statewide ballot measures

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    PHOENIX (AP) — Voters will decide Tuesday whether Arizona will become the fifth state to make it easier for terminally ill patients to access experimental drugs that haven't been cleared by the federal government. The measure is one of three statewide proposals on the ballot. The...

  • Ebola fears infect Louisiana medical conference

    Updated: 16 min ago

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ebola fears have infected a medical conference on the subject. Louisiana state health officials told thousands of doctors planning to attend a tropical diseases meeting this weekend in New Orleans to stay away if they have been to certain African countries or have...

  • Federal reports were key in reducing smoking

    Updated: 31 min ago

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A leading researcher at conference in the nation's No. 5 tobacco-growing state says a half century of reports by the nation's surgeon general warning of the dangers of smoking has played an important role in reducing smoking in America. The senior scientific...

  • NY program will support Ebola medical volunteers

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo are announcing a plan to encourage health care professionals to travel to West Africa to treat Ebola patients. The program announced Thursday is modeled on benefits provided to military reservists. Cuomo and de...

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