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Deadline to clear up health law eligibility near

FILE - This Nov. 29, 2013, file photo shows a part of the HealthCare.gov website, photographed in Washington. The administration is warning hundreds of thousands of consumers they risk losing taxpayer-subsidized health insurance unless they act quickly to resolve issues about their citizenship and immigration status. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)WASHINGTON (AP) The clock is ticking for hundreds of thousands of people who have unresolved issues affecting their coverage under the new health care law.

Wed, 13 Aug 2014 03:15:38 -0400
Ebola: Questions, answers about an unproven drug

WASHINGTON (AP) An experimental Ebola drug has been used to treat two American aid workers and a Spanish missionary priest. Could Liberian doctors be next?

Tue, 12 Aug 2014 03:41:19 -0400
Texas abortion law could send women across borders

The Women's Reproductive clinic is seen in Santa Teresa, New Mexico, Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. If the new abortion law, one of the toughest in the nation, is upheld by a federal judge, the only remaininc abortion clinic in El Paso, across the state border from Santa Teresa, will be forced to close due to new requirements and women will have to travel hundreds of miles or go to New Mexico to obtain an abortion. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Llorca)EL PASO, Texas (AP) Crossing borders is a part of life in El Paso in far West Texas, where people may walk into Mexico to visit family or commute to New Mexico for work. But getting an abortion doesn't require leaving town.

Tue, 12 Aug 2014 16:40:40 -0400
American Ebola doc: 'I am thrilled to be alive'

ATLANTA (AP) At least one of the two American aid workers who were infected with the Ebola virus was to be discharged Thursday from an Atlanta hospital, a spokeswoman for the aid group he was working for said.

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:38:06 -0400
Marching and praying, U.S. clerics seek to restore calm in Ferguson

Clergymen shout as they march to the County Prosecutor McCulloch's office to protest the shooting death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown in Clayton, MissouriBy Carey Gillam and Scott Malone FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Some clad in clerical collars and others in flowing robes, religious leaders have descended on Ferguson, Missouri, to help end nearly two weeks of violence sparked by the police killing of an unarmed black teenager. We are close, we are so close," said Tommie Pierson, pastor of Greater St. Mark Family Church, a gathering place for counseling and communication between religious leaders, residents and others protesting the Aug. 9 killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown. "We can see that the clergy has the community's trust and you can see the value of that," said Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson, who was appointed to oversee security for Ferguson during the protests. "The trend is good." An explosion of anger over the shooting of Brown by a white police officer, 28-year-old Darren Wilson, has cast the St. Louis suburb of 21,000 people into the international spotlight as a symbol of often troubled U.S.

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:34:14 -0400
Study: Combining vaccines boosts polio immunity

FILE - This Nov. 7, 2013 file photo shows a displaced Syrian child receiving vaccination against polio at one of the Syrian refugee camps in the southern port city of Sidon, Lebanon. Polio has been wiped out of many countries thanks to massive use of oral vaccine. But new research suggests trying a one-two punch where the disease is still a threat: Giving a single vaccine shot to children whove already gotten the drops boosted their immunity. World Health Organization officials say the combination strategy could help finally eradicate polio. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari, File)WASHINGTON (AP) New research suggests a one-two punch could help battle polio in some of the world's most remote and strife-torn regions: Giving a single vaccine shot to children who've already swallowed drops of an oral polio vaccine greatly boosted their immunity.

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:13:17 -0400
Why My Dad Committed Suicide

Why My Dad Committed SuicideTwenty-five years ago, my dad committed suicide when he was 54. I was 19. Why? I demanded. Whywhywhywhywhy? I was old enough to be aware but not yet wise enough to understand. Three thousand miles away at college at the time, I'd talked to my dad on the phone the day before. Our conversation seemed typical: He'd urged me to do well in school,...

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:09:16 -0400
FDA approves use of Eliquis to treat leg, lung clots

(Reuters) - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co and Pfizer Inc on Thursday said U.S. Food and Drug Administration also approved use of the pill to reduce risk of recurrent blood clots in the deep veins of the leg, called deep vein thrombosis, and in the lung, called pulmonary embolism, following initial therapy.

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:49:46 -0400
Why American Ebola Survivor Got So Many Hugs

Hospital staff hugged Dr. Kent Brantly to show public he's not contagious.

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:44:26 -0400
Ethical experts urge 'fair' sharing of Ebola test drugs

Medicins Sans Frontieres staff members wear protective clothing at a medical center in Kailahun, on August 14, 2014The limited doses of Ebola trial drugs must not be reserved for the well-off or well-connected, two medical ethics experts said on Thursday as two American doctors treated with an experimental serum were pronounced cured. "Fair selection of participants is essential," Ezekiel Emanuel of the University of Pennsylvania and Annette Rid of Kings College London wrote in The Lancet medical journal. "Health-care workers are often well-off and have special ties to the medical establishment," said Emanuel and Rid.

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:43:15 -0400
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