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- Doctor Tests Positive For Ebola In New York City An emergency room doctor who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus, Mayor Bill de Blasio said. It's the first case in the city.
- Here's How To Keep Healthy This Flu Season There are some simple and effective strategies to keep healthy this flu season.
- Study: People Drink Less Soda When They See What It Takes To Walk Off We've heard plenty of studies already about soda and how it's harmful to our health. But that isn't keeping many Americans from drinking it.
- Thousands Will Die From Flu This Year, Doctors Predict Although concerns are mounting across the nation of Ebola exposure, doctors fear the focus could be diverting attention from another potential threat: the flu.
- Open Enrollment Guidance From The Insurance Department With information on "open enrollment" starting to come in, some insurance customers, including those who signed up under the Affordable Care Act, may be confused by the options.
- Report: Patient Put In Isolation At Conn. Hospital For Possible Ebola A patient at a Connecticut hospital has reportedly been put in isolation for possible Ebola.
- Apple, Facebook Paying To Freeze Eggs Of Female Employees Facebook began covering egg freezing for workers earlier this year, becoming the first major employer on record to do so, according to NBC News, which reports that Apple will add the perk in January.
- WHO: 10,000 New Ebola Cases Per Week Could Be Seen A World Health Organization official says there could be up to 10,000 new cases of Ebola per week within two months.
- When Does One Glass Of Wine Become One Glass Too Many? It's the way many women relax at the end of a busy day: having a nice glass of wine. But, when does when one glass become one glass too many?
- Study: Later Doctor's Visits Lead To More Prescriptions A visit to the doctor later in the day makes it more likely that a patient will walk away with a prescription antibiotic, according to a new report.
- Group Raising Money To Rent House For People Arriving From Liberia Whose Relatives Too Afraid To Take Them In When a friend called Togar Johnson from a bus stop last month to ask for a lift, Johnson made what he considered a difficult but prudent decision: He said no.
- Hazmat Crews Board Flight To Boston CBS News Boston is reporting medical crews have boarded an Emirates flight that landed at Logan Airport on Monday afternoon. Massport says there were five people with flu-like symptoms on Flight 237 from Dubai.
- Hospitalizations Up For "Spice" Use Health care and social workers say hospitalizations are on the rise for people smoking a chemically laced potpourri, sometimes sold as ``Spice,'' or ``Scooby Snax.''
- Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive For Ebola; Others Could Be Exposed A "breach of protocol" at the hospital where Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan was treated before his death led to the infection of a health care worker with the deadly virus, and other caregivers could potentially be exposed, federal health official...
- Dallas Ebola Patient Dies Thomas Eric Duncan, who traveled to the U.S. from Liberia and became the first person in this country to be diagnosed with Ebola, has died in Dallas.