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New York City Physician Tests Positive for Ebola

October 23, 2014 – 10:44 PM |

By Brad Broker
A physician who recently returned to New York City from a humanitarian trip in Guinea has tested positive for Ebola.
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Forget About Ebola And Get A Flu Shot

October 24, 2014 – 10:22 AM |

flu shotBy Michelle Andrews
KAISER HEALTH NEWS

Take a break from worrying about Ebola and get a flu shot this fall. While the Ebola virus has so far affected just four people in the United States, tens of millions are expected to get influenza this season. More than 200,000 of them will be hospitalized and up to 49,000 will likely die from it, according to figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A new HuffPost/YouGov poll of 1,000 adults found that the flu is perceived as only slightly more threatening than the Ebola virus, however. Read the full story »

Colleges, NCAA Have No Game Plan For Concussions

October 23, 2014 – 9:37 AM |
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By Jimmy Golen, AP

BOSTON (AP) — Colleges remain inconsistent in the way they handle athletes’ concussions, according to a Harvard University study that comes more …

Aspiring Doctors Should Prepare For The New MCAT

October 22, 2014 – 3:02 PM |
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By Alan Lyndon
The MCAT is changing and pre-med should be aware of the new topics if they want to get in to medical school.
Just about …

Ebola Is Not The Only Infection To Frustrate Hospitals

October 22, 2014 – 7:47 AM |
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By Jordan Rau
While Ebola stokes public anxiety, more than one in six hospitals — including some top medical centers — are having trouble stamping out less …

Doctors Want Hollywood to Cancel E-Cigs

October 20, 2014 – 8:50 AM | 6 Comments
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By Brad Broker
Concerned about the growing popularity and use of electronic cigarettes, physicians are calling on the entertainment industry to stop glamorizing and endorsing e-cigs.
The …

Poll: Many Unaware How Ebola Is Spread

October 17, 2014 – 10:11 AM |
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By Phil Galewitz

A new survey finds the public has a lot to learn about how the Ebola virus is transmitted, which could help explain the growing fears …

California Pits Doctors Against Lawyers with Malpractice Bills

October 16, 2014 – 1:56 PM |
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By April Dembosky, KQED

Troy and Alana Pack had spent the day at their neighborhood Halloween party in Danville. Ten-year-old Troy went as a baseball player, and …