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14 HOURS AGO - Shape

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Confessions of a Germaphobe: Will These Weird Habits Protect Me (or You) From Germs?

iStock From pretty-colored leaves to cooler temperatures, it's clear that fall is in the air—and as we all spend more time inside, germs become harder to dodge. Many of us will wash our hands more frequently, or wipe down the elliptical more vigorously, in an effort to avoid catching the dreaded cold or flu this season. But will it work?Whether ...

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22 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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It Takes A Special Ambulance Crew To Respond To A Potential Ebola Patient

When officials suspected Dr. Craig Spencer might have Ebola, they sent two ambulances to his Harlem apartment to transport him to Bellevue Hospital, The New York Times reported. Fully covered, specially trained EMS crew members brought Spencer from his apartment to an ambulance, and when the ride was over, they were cut out of their suits and the ambulance was ...

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OCT 24, 2014 - Washington Times

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Police: Man, 65, kicked 102-year-old woman in shin

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) - Police have charged a 65-year-old western Pennsylvania man with kicking a 102-year-old woman in the shin when he was visiting his mother in a nursing home. The (Sharon) Herald (http://bit.ly/1ytQMfh0) reports Neshannock Township police say they were called to Jameson Care Nursing Home ...

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OCT 23, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Everything You Need To Know About Ebola

In March, the World Health Organization reported 60 deaths in Guinea from the first Ebola outbreak in West Africa. In the intervening months, those initial infections grew into the worst Ebola epidemic in history: As of Oct. 23, there have been nearly 10,000 Ebola infections. The fatality rate for the disease is about 50 percent, according to the World Health ...

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OCT 23, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Some U.S. Hospitals Weigh Withholding Care To Ebola Patients

By Julie Steenhuysen and Sharon Begley CHICAGO/NEW YORK, Oct 22 (Reuters) - The Ebola crisis is forcing the American healthcare system to consider the previously unthinkable: withholding some medical interventions because they are too dangerous to doctors and nurses and unlikely to help a patient. U.S. hospitals have over the years come under criticism for undertaking measures that prolong dying ...

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