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  • Obama coalition-building again, this time on Ebola

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After rallying dozens of nations to join the fight against Islamic State militants, President Barack Obama is back in the coalition-building business — this time to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Obama is working the phones with world leaders, appealing to...

  • La. health dept. seeks end to billing rape victims

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Sexual assault victims in Louisiana should not have to pay for their treatment in emergency rooms, the health department said Monday, announcing a proposal that would have a state victims' assistance board finance the exams. Currently, the state's Crime...

  • Chicago names 4 hospitals readying for Ebola

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Four Chicago hospitals have agreed to take on the responsibility of caring for Ebola patients if the deadly virus emerges in the city. Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office and the city's health department announced the four hospitals Monday, calling an Ebola diagnosis in the...

  • RI nurses say they aren't ready for Ebola

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Nurses in Rhode Island don't feel adequately prepared to deal with Ebola, according to a union's survey released Monday. The survey found that about 80 percent of health care professionals who responded feel their workplace is unprepared to treat a patient with...

  • Georgia governor details Ebola Response Team

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has assembled an Ebola Response Team to prepare the state for any occurrences of the virus. Deal says the group of 13 will meet for the first time this week but didn't have details on Monday afternoon. The team includes health, military and...

  • Ohio panel approves funding for Ebola protection

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A legislative panel in Ohio has approved a funding request to help pay for more protective gear for health care workers if the state has a suspected or confirmed case of Ebola. The Ohio Department of Health requested approval from the state Controlling Board to...

  • Lawmakers to feds: Step up Ebola response in Ohio

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ohio members of Congress are calling on the federal government to step up assistance to state health officials as it revises safety protocols to stem the spread of Ebola. All 16 members of Ohio's House delegation including GOP Speaker John Boehner sent a letter...

  • Journalist being treated for Ebola still improving

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska doctors treating an American video journalist for Ebola say he could be released by the end of the week if tests show he's free of the deadly virus. Ashoka Mukpo (ah-SHOH'-kuh MUK'-poh) has been treated at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha since Oct....

  • Pentagon orders Peterson team to prep for domestic Ebola fight

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    U.S. Northern Command leaders worked Monday to assemble a team of military Ebola experts who will be on standby if civilian authorities need assistance with an outbreak. The Peterson Air Force Base Command was ordered by the Pentagon to come up with a 30-member Ebola fighting team...

  • Jay wrist surgery lone medical issue for Cardinals

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jon Jay will undergo left wrist surgery later this week, the lone major medical issue facing the St. Louis Cardinals coming off a fourth straight NL Championship Series. MRI exams on Adam Wainwright's sore elbow and Michael Wacha's shoulder both came back clean, and...

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