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CDC: Circumcision Benefits Outweigh Risks, Health Insurers Should Pay For It

U.S. health officials on Tuesday released a draft of long-awaited federal guidelines on circumcision, saying medical evidence supports having the procedure done and health insurers should pay for it.

12/04/2014

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Company Creates Action Figure Of Nurse Who Fought Ebola Quarantine Orders

An action figure doll has been created after the nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa and fought quarantine orders in both New Jersey and Maine.

11/10/2014

Health care workers are seen walking inside University Hospital in Newark where Nurse Kaci Hickox is quarantined on Oct. 27, 2014 in Newark, N.J. Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Maine Governor: I’m Ready To Exercise ‘Full Extent’ Of Authority Against Nurse

A nurse who vowed to defy Maine’s voluntary quarantine for health care workers who treated Ebola patients followed through on her promise Thursday, leaving her home for an hour-long bike ride.

10/30/2014

In this handout from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), a colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a Ebola virus virion is seen. As the Ebola virus continues to spread across parts of Africa, a second doctor infected with the disease has arrived in the U.S. for treatment.  (Photo by Center for Disease Control (CDC) via Getty Images)

Nurse Returning From Weekend Confinement In NJ Agrees To Be Quarantined At Maine Home

A nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa agreed to be quarantined at home in Maine upon her return from a weekend of confinement in New Jersey, but her lawyer disagrees with officials over how long she’ll have to stay in seclusion.

10/28/2014

In this handout from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), a colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a Ebola virus virion is seen. As the Ebola virus continues to spread across parts of Africa, a second doctor infected with the disease has arrived in the U.S. for treatment.  (Photo by Center for Disease Control (CDC) via Getty Images)

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.

10/16/2014

In this handout from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), a colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a Ebola virus virion is seen. As the Ebola virus continues to spread across parts of Africa, a second doctor infected with the disease has arrived in the U.S. for treatment.  (Photo by Center for Disease Control (CDC) via Getty Images)

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.

10/15/2014

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Middle School Student Isolated After Saying That Dad Was Being Tested For Ebola

A Maine middle school student was isolated from her classmates after telling another student that her father was being tested for Ebola.

10/14/2014

In this handout from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), a colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a Ebola virus virion is seen. (credit: Center for Disease Control (CDC) via Getty Images)

Coast Guard Sector To Contact Ships From Ebola-Affected Countries Before Allowing Into Port

One U.S. Coast Guard sector says it will contact ships that have recently been to Ebola-affected countries to ask whether passengers have symptoms of the virus before they are allowed into port.

10/07/2014

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CDC Recommending Vaccination To Combat Seasonal Flu

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending people get immunized as soon as vaccines are available for the upcoming flu season.

09/26/2014

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CDC: US Children Consume Too Much Salt

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 90 percent of children in the U.S. aged 6 -18 have too much salt in their diet.

09/15/2014

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