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  • UN Medical Center releases Ebola education course

    Updated: 24 min 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...

  • Liberia opens 1 of largest Ebola treatment centers

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Remembering those who have died in the world's deadliest Ebola outbreak, Liberia's president opened one of the country's largest Ebola treatment centers in Monrovia on Friday amid hopes that the disease is finally on the decline in this West African country....

  • Pentagon gives defense civilians options on Ebola

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says its civilian employees who return from Ebola response missions in West Africa will not be required to undergo the same 21-day quarantine-like monitoring that is required of most returning U.S. military members. The civilian employees may volunteer...

  • Travelers from West Africa face quarantine in Ohio

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Travelers returning to Ohio from West African countries that have Ebola outbreaks are to be quarantined at home for three weeks if they've been exposed to anyone potentially infected with the virus, according to state guidance announced Friday that also calls for...

  • Pathologist: Wife was given fatal dose of cyanide

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — An autopsy pathologist testified Friday that the wife of a University of Pittsburgh medical researcher was given a fatal dose of cyanide, though he can't determine how or by whom. Dr. Todd Luckasevic's testimony came as Allegheny County prosecutors were wrapping up...

  • UW touts med school expansion in Spokane

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The University of Washington's plan to double the size of its medical school program in Spokane is the most cost-effective way to meet the state's need for more doctors, according to a new study released Friday. It's the latest skirmish in a battle between UW and...

  • Reproductive-rights group asks court to block law

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An attorney for a Norman abortion provider told an Oklahoma Supreme Court referee Friday that he will have to close his practice next week unless the court blocks a law that takes effect Saturday requiring abortion providers to have a physician with admitting...

  • Brittany Maynard: New face of right-to-die

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Saturday was supposed to be the day that Brittany Maynard killed herself. She still might do it, but her latest message seems to suggest she intends to live, at least for a while. Regardless, this 29-year-old woman suffering from terminal brain cancer has shared her journey to death...

  • US ambassador says she's monitoring for Ebola

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. ambassador who just returned from the three West African countries worst hit by Ebola said Friday she's self-monitoring for the virus like anyone else. Samantha Power, the envoy to the United Nations, has been openly critical of the quarantine...

  • A new hip, with help from an old friend

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — Sarah Braxton of Huntingdon downplayed the role she had in bringing a man from Ecuador to Altoona for the hip replacement surgery that he's expected to receive today and that he said will change his life. "I feel like he's my family," said Braxton. "It's just what...

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