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Soldier or civilian, Ebola protocols not the same
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A U.S. soldier returning from an Ebola response mission in West Africa would have to spend 21 days being monitored, isolated in a military facility away from family and the broader population. A returning civilian doctor or nurse who directly treated Ebola patients? Depends....
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Life goes on for nurse in standoff over Ebola
FORT KENT, Maine (AP) -- In between going on a bike ride and taking delivery of a pizza, nurse Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend did chores and watched a movie while state officials struggled to reach a compromise in a standoff that has become the nation's most closely watched clash between personal freedom and fear of Ebola....
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A look at Ebola guidelines in some states
States have broad authority to quarantine people to prevent the spread of disease, and several are exercising that right to go beyond the safety recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control for containing the deadly Ebola virus....
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APNewsBreak: Medicare bought meds for dead people
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Call it drugs for the departed: Medicare's prescription program kept paying for costly medications even after patients were dead....
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Lawsuit: Surgical gowns let diseases pass through
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A $500 million lawsuit against Kimberly-Clark Corp. alleges the company falsely claimed its surgical gowns protected against Ebola and other infectious diseases....
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Fearing Ebola? Doctors say get a flu shot
CHICAGO (AP) -- Fever? Headache? Muscle aches? Forget about Ebola - chances are astronomically higher that you have the flu or some other common bug....
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Ebola case highlights work of NYC disease sleuths
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City's disease detectives were off and running the moment the call came in from a doctor who suspected he had Ebola....
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FTC accuses Gerber of false claim on baby formula
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Baby-food maker Gerber is being accused by the government of claiming falsely that its Good Start Gentle formula can prevent or reduce allergies in children....
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Ebola quarantines: Can states do that?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The quarantine of a nurse in Maine who recently returned from the Ebola hot zone in West Africa has touched off a battle between the authority of states to confine people to protect public health and the right of Americans to move about freely....
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Terminally ill woman may postpone taking her life
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A terminally ill woman who expects to take her own life under Oregon's assisted-suicide law says she is feeling well enough to possibly postpone the day she had planned to die....
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