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Fear spreads as Ebola moves from remote areas into cities

The dreaded Ebola virus came to the children's hospital in the form of a 4-year-old boy.

Japan ready to offer flu drug for Ebola treatment

Japan said Monday it is ready to provide a Japanese-developed anti-influenza drug as a possible treatment for the rapidly expanding Ebola outbreak. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Pediatricians' Rx for schools: Later start times

Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Liberia: Doctor given experimental Ebola drug dies

A Liberian doctor who received one of the last known doses of an experimental Ebola drug has died, officials said Monday. Separately, Canada said it has yet to send out an untested vaccine that the... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2014

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Official: British Ebola patient to be evacuated

The first British citizen confirmed to be infected with the deadly Ebola disease is being evacuated from Sierra Leone on a jet sent by the Royal Air Force, a Sierra Leone official said Sunday. Read more »

Aug. 24, 2014

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Sierra Leone makes hiding Ebola patients illegal

Sierra Leone has passed a new law imposing possible jail time for anyone caught hiding an Ebola patient — a common practice that the World Health Organization believes has contributed to a... Read more »

Aug. 23, 2014

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Ebola spreads in Nigeria; Liberia has 1,000 cases

Two alarming new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria, widening the circle of people sickened beyond the immediate group of caregivers who treated a dying airline passenger in one of Africa's... Read more »

Aug. 23, 2014

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The key to a longer life

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Seeing well is linked to independence and self-care, both important for a long life, according to research that says not seeing well can lead to earlier death in older people. Read more »

Aug. 23, 2014

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10 common disabilities American children have

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American kids have been diagnosed with disabilities more in the last decade than before. Here are seven of the most common ones. Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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Obama administration announces new compromise on birth control; still can't get it right, say religious groups

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Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control... Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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Utah County Health Department hosting Celebration of Light

The Utah County Health Department will offer the Celebration of Light health event for women between the ages of 40-64 to promote cancer awareness and free screenings. Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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Nigeria confirms 2 new Ebola cases

Two new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria and, in an alarming development, they are outside the group of caregivers who treated an airline passenger who arrived with Ebola and died, Health... Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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Nigeria confirms 2 new Ebola cases

Two new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria and, in an alarming development, they are outside the group of caregivers who treated an airline passenger who arrived with Ebola and died, Health... Read more »

Aug. 22, 2014

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A solution to paying that medical bill you can't afford

“I had health insurance and I actually have a great job, but my daughter needed something that I wasn’t able to provide for her,” Paige Strate said. But a solution was available... Read more »

Aug. 21, 2014

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US diplomats barred from ice bucket challenge

The charity stunt has lured athletes, celebrities, politicians and rock stars and gone viral on the Internet, but don't look for U.S. diplomats to get in on the fun. Read more »

Aug. 21, 2014

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Aid group: US doctor who had Ebola has recovered

At least one of the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa has recovered and was to be discharged Thursday from an Atlanta hospital, a spokeswoman for the... Read more »

Aug. 21, 2014

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Noodles: Friend or foe? S. Koreans defend diet

Kim Min-koo has an easy reply to new American research that hits South Korea where it hurts — in the noodles. Drunk and hungry just after dawn, he rips the lid off a bowl of his beloved fast... Read more »

Aug. 21, 2014

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2 American Ebola patients released from hospital

After nearly three weeks of treatment, the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital, officials said Thursday. Read more »

Aug. 21, 2014

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How depression threatens financial well-being

An estimated 9.1 percent of the population in the United States have symptoms of depression, according to the Centers for Disease Control Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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From 3 to 18, healthy back-to-school advice

From pre-schoolers to college students, everyone can be affected by cold and flu season. Here are tips to keep students of all ages healthy. Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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WHO: West Africa Ebola death toll rises to 1,350

Riot police and soldiers acting on their president's orders used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50,000 people inside their Liberian slum Wednesday, trying to contain the Ebola outbreak that... Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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Utah researchers tackle gene mutation resistance in leukemia patients

Researchers at Utah's Huntsman Cancer Institute have identified a specific gene mutation that helps regulate chronic myeloid leukemia, giving patients a normal life and normal life expectancy. Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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Suicide rates used to decline at this age — not anymore

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Robin Williams’ suicide may not have been that surprising: Baby Boomer men are 60 percent more likely to take their own life than their fathers’ generation, according to a Rutgers... Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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Liberian security forces seal slum to halt Ebola

Security forces blocked off a seaside slum in Liberia's capital Wednesday, stepping up the government's fight to stop the spread of Ebola, unnerving residents and reportedly sparking a protest. Read more »

Aug. 20, 2014

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Insights from the Behavioral Science Guy: The fastest way to change your behavior is to change your environment

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We have far less control over our behavior than we think. The best way to control your behavior is to take control of the things that control you, starting with your environment. Read more »

Aug. 19, 2014

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How Maroon 5 helped me lose weight and impress the girl

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Many modern American kids are overweight, and exercise has been labeled as a good way for them to shed pounds. But they need motivation. Here's one story about how motivation helped me lose weight... Read more »

Aug. 19, 2014

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