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  • CDC confirms first US Ebola case
    CDC confirms first US Ebola case
    The Center for Disease control and prevention (CDC) has confirmed that the United States has now seen its first case of Ebola. The person traveled from Liberia to Dallas, Texas but did not display symptoms until after he was home in the States for...
  • Ebola virus found in U.S.
    First confirmed case of Ebola in US
    A patient in a Dallas hospital has tested positive for the Ebola virus. The unnamed person had recently entered the United States by an international flight from West Africa. Although the patient did not feel ill on the flight to Dallas, he began...
  • Centers for Disease Control
    Centers for Disease Control confirms first case of Ebola in U.S.
    The Centers for Disease Control will hold a press conference later today to announce the first confirmed case of Ebola in the U.S. The Washington Post reports that the patient, who developed Ebola-like symptoms two days after returning from a trip...
  • CDC investigates link between enterovirus and paralysis in children
    CDC investigates link between enterovirus and paralysis in children
    What started out as a typical enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) outbreak has changed into something more serious. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) is looking into a link between the recent enterovirus D68 outbreak and paralysis in children. Bloomberg...
  • Breathing difficulties with EV-68
    Connection between EV68 and paralysis in children studied
    We are learning today, from the Center for Disease Control, that the nightmare of the respiratory disease Enterovirus 68, that has been attacking children throughout the country, may have a possible link to polio type infection. In Colorado, some...
  • The Flu Shot
    Get ready, flu season is here!
    It’s that time of year again – flu shot season! Every American is given the option of having a flu shot but in reality the majority will decline whether for health, religious or personal reasons. Flu shots helps protect against the...
  • Chlamydia alert: some 1.8 million Americans infected
    Chlamydia alert: Some 1.8 million Americans infected
    It's long been considered the most common sexually transmitted disease, but now more Americans than ever suffer from chlamydia.On Thursday, theCDC reportedthat nearly 2 million young people have chlamydia. Close to 5 percent of sexually active...
  • Ebola is real
    Ebola epidemic a growing threat to regional and global security
    President Obama issued a call to arms in his speech at the United Nations on Thursday, “This is more than a health crisis. The Ebola virus is spreading at alarming speed. This is a growing threat to regional and global security.”Ebola...
  • Enterovirus D68 continues to spread
    Enterovirus D68 continues to spread
    The respiratory illness known as Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) continues to spread across the nation, wreaking havoc in its path. Six cases have been reported here in Pennsylvania. Four of those cases were reported at Children’s Hospital of...
  • CDC Battles Ebola Epidemic in Liberia photo
    Ebola epidemic to infect 500,000 by January: Leaked CDC projection
    The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is going to get worse -- a lot worse -- before its over, at least according to a new projection being worked on at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta. According to the projection, which is scheduled...
  • CDC: 90% of children who died from flu did not receive the flu vaccine
    CDC: 90% of children who died from flu did not receive the flu vaccine
    The flu vaccine dilemma. Should your child get one? Should you? The CDC says absolutely, and numbers would appear to back them up. Ninety percent of children who died over the last few years from flu illnesses did not receive the flu vaccine, says...
  • Bloomberg and Frieden
    Anti-gun ‘study’ implies racist outcomes from gun ownership
    “In the U.S., gun violence kills blacks at twice the rate of whites,” a Thursday headline in The Los Angeles Times “Science Now” section declares. “The risk of dying from a gunshot wound is twice as high for African...
  • Child in the ER
    Drugs responsible for sending most kids to the emergency room
    More than 70,000 kids a year are taken to the emergency room because they accidentally overdosed on a medication – most of which were less than two years old. Most of these children are being sent to the ER because of their parents’...
  • Ebola spreading
    President Obama: The world knows how to treat Ebola?
    During a press conference on Tuesday, U.S. President Barack Obama stressed the need for a "global response" to combat the deadly Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. The United States will lead the international efforts to combat the...
  • Obama puts boots on the ground in Africa
    Obama puts boots on the ground in Africa
    WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama plans to announce details to combat a foe more deadly than ISIS if unchecked. The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is spreading. Like terrorism, it is better to eradicate it abroad before a pandemic reaches our...