Healthcare

US Steps Up Ebola Screenings, States Prepare for More Cases

The U.S. government is closing a gap in Ebola screening at airports while states work to get hospitals and nurses ready in case another patient turns up with the deadly disease.


CVS to Charge Extra Co-pay at Stores That Sell Tobacco

CVS Health plans to make customers think twice about filling prescriptions at other stores that still sell smokes.


Ebola: Why Do Some Die and Others Don't?

Although Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too.


Covered California Begins Renewals for 1.1 Million

More than 1.1 million Californians who signed up for Obamacare plans through the state's health insurance exchange will begin to receive renewal notices and can start testing an improved online system.


What Dallas Ebola Hospital Did Right, Wrong

Doctors and nurses at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas caring for Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan did many things right, but they also took potentially lethal risks.


Mich. Nurses Not Prepared for Ebola, Group Says

A Michigan nurses union says they are concerned that they are not prepared to deal with the deadly disease if it comes to the state.


CDC Still Doesn't Know How Nurses Got Ebola Virus

Washington lawmakers questioned whether the nation is prepared to stop the deadly Ebola virus from spreading in the U.S.


Why You Don't Have Ebola

How come nurses wearing protective gear can catch Ebola from a patient, but health officials keep saying a person almost certainly won't get it from someone sitting in the next seat on a plane?


Internet Addiction Is Real: Survey

In a recent survey of 1,300 young adults, ages 18 to 25, some 16 percent of respondents admitted to spending more than 15 hours per day online.


What to Ask Before Renewing Health Insurance

The health care overhaul makes renewing insurance so easy you don't have to do a thing. However, there are many reasons to resist this temptation.


2nd Person Tests Positive for Ebola in Dallas

A second health care worker at a Dallas hospital who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has tested positive for the disease, the Texas Department of State Health Services said Wednesday.


Ebola Screening at US Airports Starts Thursday

Customs and health officials at airports in Washington, Chicago, Atlanta and Newark will take the temperatures of passengers from three West African countries starting Thursday.


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