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  • Woman in Oregon hospitalized with fever

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon health officials say a woman who visited West Africa has been hospitalized in isolation after reporting a fever and is undergoing Ebola tests as a precaution. Officials said Friday that the woman had no known contact with anyone affected with the virus and...

  • Governor announces Ebola virus protocols

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock said Friday health officials will monitor people returning to the state from areas of West Africa affected by the Ebola virus and those who may have been in contact with an Ebola patient. "These new protocols will help ensure the safety...

  • Judge rejects attempt to isolate nurse

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A Maine judge gave nurse Kaci Hickox the OK to go wherever she pleases, handing state officials a defeat Friday in the nation's biggest court case yet over how to balance personal liberty, public safety and fear of Ebola. Judge Charles C. LaVerdiere ruled that...

  • Business Highlights

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    ___ Gas falling under $3 nationwide: What to know NEW YORK (AP) — The sight is so surprising that Americans are sharing photos of it, along with all those cute Halloween costumes, sweeping vistas and special meals: The gas station sign, with a price of $2-something a gallon. The...

  • Ashes from Ebola victim's apartment in limbo

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    It took a crew 38 hours to clear out the Dallas apartment where Thomas Eric Duncan was staying before he was diagnosed Sept. 30 with Ebola. Hazmat suit-clad workers piled shoes, carpets, mattresses, bed sheets, clothes and kids' backpacks into 140 55-gallon drums. Only a few items were...

  • Oklahoma health officials creating Ebola unit

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma health officials say they are developing a specialized unit to treat patients who may be diagnosed with the Ebola virus. State health commissioner Dr. Terry Cline announced development of the unit on Friday. No one in Oklahoma has been diagnosed with the...

  • Medicare weighs paying for end-of-life counseling

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare said Friday it will consider paying doctors to counsel patients about their options for end-of-life care, the same idea that spurred accusations of "death panels" and fanned a political furor around President Barack Obama's health care law five years ago....

  • New Jersey releases Ebola protocol details

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    New Jersey's protocol to manage patients being screened for possible Ebola includes providing financial assistance to anyone who loses income because of a state-ordered quarantine, and trying to find housing for people who live out of state and cannot be taken home. A week after first...

  • Successful Aging Expo scheduled Saturday in Colorado Springs

    The Gazette
    Updated: 13 hr ago

    The Gazette is hosting its first Successful Aging Expo 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Hotel Eleganté, 2886 S. Circle Drive. The event is free and open to the public. There will be demonstrations, workshops, presentations and speakers that are of interest to the 50-plus community, in...

  • UN Medical Center releases Ebola education course

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska Medical Center and affiliated Nebraska Medicine clinics have launched a free online public education course on Ebola. The medical center's chancellor Dr. Jeffrey Gold says it's important the public has access to accurate and trustworthy...

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