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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 …

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Poll: Many Unaware How Ebola Is Spread

October 17, 2014 – 10:11 AM |

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 …

Second Person Tests Positive for Ebola

October 15, 2014 – 7:36 AM |
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By Emily Schmall and Nomaan Merchant
ASSOCIATED PRESS
DALLAS (AP) — A second health care worker at a Dallas hospital who provided care for the first Ebola …

Supreme Court Stops Parts of Texas Abortion Law

October 14, 2014 – 9:18 PM |
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By Mark Sherman
ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked key parts of a 2013 law in Texas that had closed all but …

Youth Baseball Coaches Ignore Pitch Counts, Harm Players

October 14, 2014 – 3:00 PM |
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By Alan Lyndon
Youth baseball is no longer a recreational league centered around community, learning and neighborhood fun.  It’s serious business.  Those 9 year olds could …

Doctor gives blood for Ebola-infected Dallas nurse

October 14, 2014 – 9:40 AM |
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By Emily Schmall and Nomaan Merchant
ASSOCIATED PRESS
DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas nurse who caught Ebola while treating a Liberian patient who died of the disease …

Smoking Leads to 14 Million Major Medical Conditions in U.S.

October 13, 2014 – 4:01 PM |
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By Brad Broker
Smoking cigarettes is sort of like launching a nuclear bomb inside your body.

“Cigarette smoking has been found to harm nearly every organ and …