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Study: Young People More Likely to Survive Ebola

Posted: 10/30/2014 - A new study gives fresh knowledge about who survives Ebola and why. The report by 47 health workers treating patients in Sierra Leone in West Africa is the most detailed description yet of the medical aspects of the current epidemic.

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Nebraska Doctors Will Share Ebola Lessons Online

Posted: 10/28/2014 - The Nebraska doctors who successfully treated two Ebola patients this fall plan to share lessons about how they protected health care workers from the deadly virus.

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Local Health Clinics Prepare for Ebola

Updated: 10/28/2014 - While many doctors say the odds of contracting Ebola are very slim, it still is important to know what local health care services are prepared to protect us all from the potentially deadly illness.

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Update: Quarantined Nurse Released

Updated: 10/27/2014 - New Jersey officials say a nurse who was quarantined after working in West Africa with Ebola patients is being released.

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New Home Test Shakes up Colon Cancer Screening

Posted: 10/26/2014 - Starting Monday, millions of people who have avoided colon cancer screening can get a new home test that's noninvasive and doesn't require the icky preparation most other methods do.

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New Test to Cause Spike in Illness Cases in Kids

Posted: 10/15/2014 - Health officials say a national wave of severe respiratory illnesses caused by an unusual virus is about to start looking a whole lot bigger, but that's because a new test will be speeding through a backlog of cases.

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NEW: Second Person Tests Positive For Ebola

Posted: 10/15/2014 - The Texas Department of State Health Services says that a second health care worker at a Dallas hospital who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has tested positive for the disease.

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Officials: About 80 Being Monitored For Ebola

Posted: 10/02/2014 - Health officials in Texas say about 80 people are being monitored for symptoms of Ebola, those who came in contact with the infected man and their contacts.

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Massachusetts Doctor Cleared Of Ebola Is Home

Posted: 09/26/2014 - A Massachusetts doctor who was successfully treated for Ebola in Omaha returned to Massachusetts. Dr. Rick Sacra was released from University of Nebraska Medical Center on Thursday.

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Gov. Heineman Recognizes 2014 Governor’s Wellness Award Recipients

Posted: 09/24/2014 - Gov. Dave Heineman has announced the 2014 recipients of the Governor’s Wellness Award. This year, 50 Nebraska employers will be honored for successful efforts in promoting workplace wellness. A total of 252 awards have been given since the program began seven years ago. Nebraska is one of only a handful of states nationwide honoring wellness efforts of employers.

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FDA Warns Doctors to Beware Fake Drug Distributors

Posted: 09/23/2014 - U.S. health regulators are trying to help doctors spot counterfeit and unapproved drugs by raising awareness of illegal operations that peddle bogus drugs to health professionals.

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