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  • Ebola health workers battle death, heat, rumors

    LONDON (AP) — Doctors and nurses fighting Ebola in West Africa are working 14-hour days, seven days a week, wearing head-to-toe gear in the heat of muddy clinics. Agonizing death is the norm. The hellish conditions aren't the only problem: Health workers struggle to convince patients they're...

  • UN undertakes polio vaccination campaign in Iraq

    IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — The United Nations says it is undertaking a mass polio vaccination campaign in Iraq, hoping to reach millions of children. Jeffery Bates of the U.N.'s child agency, UNICEF, says it is trying to reach 4 million children under 5 throughout Iraq. The campaign was launched after...

  • Governors tout benefits of Medicaid expansion

    Three governors who expanded Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul said Saturday there are economic and moral arguments for embracing a key part of the law, despite strong political opposition in their southern states.

  • Big money, sharp elbows in Virginia special senate election

    The candidates in a special election that will determine which political party controls the state Senate are spending big money and throwing sharp elbows ahead of Tuesday's contest.

  • North Carolina session marked by coal ash, teacher pay, length

    The 2013-14 General Assembly will be marked in North Carolina's history books as the first in more than 140 years in which the legislative and executive branches were simultaneously under Republican control. It ushered in a rightward shift in state government philosophy on taxes, education and...

  • Patient advocates say insurers avoiding the sick

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ending insurance discrimination against the sick was a central goal of the nation's health care overhaul, but leading patient groups say that promise is being undermined by new barriers from insurers. The insurance industry responds that critics are confusing legitimate...

  • Delays, denials by Department of Veterans Affairs deliver 'death sentence' to cancer victim

    After years of missed warning signs by VA doctors, a Pennsylvania veteran's prostate cancer has gone from treatable to terminal. The first in a five-part series.

  • Groups claim insurance discrimination in new forms

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ending insurance discrimination against the sick was a central goal of the nation's health care overhaul, but leading patient groups say that promise is being undermined by new barriers from insurers. The insurance industry responds that critics are confusing legitimate...

  • Liberia: Ebola fears rise as clinic is looted

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberian officials fear Ebola could soon spread through the capital's largest slum after residents raided a quarantine center for suspected patients and took items including bloody sheets and mattresses. The violence in the West Point slum occurred late Saturday and was...

  • NY cardiology group to repay $1.3M from referrals

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Federal authorities say a cardiology group has agreed to repay the federal government $1.3 million plus interest to resolve allegations that its payments to doctors for referring Medicare patients to other providers violated federal law. U.S. Attorney Richard Hartunian says...

  • FIU doctor joins team working to contain Ebola

    MIAMI (AP) — A doctor who teaches at Florida International University's medical school will be joining an international team of experts working to contain an outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa. FIU officials say Dr. Aileen Marty left Miami on Thursday for Nigeria to work with a World...

  • Aid group: W. Africa Ebola outbreak like 'wartime'

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 1,100 people in West Africa could last another six months, the Doctors Without Borders charity group said Friday. One aid worker acknowledged that the true death toll is still unknown. New figures released by the World Health...

  • FDA clears Avastin for late-stage cervical cancer

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved Genentech's Avastin for a new use against late-stage cervical cancer, the seventh indication for the blockbuster biotech drug. The FDA approved the drug late Thursday for women with cervical cancer that is persistent, recurrent or...

  • Ebola may leave 1 million in need of food help

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The deadly Ebola virus that has killed more than 1,000 in West Africa is disrupting the flow of goods, forcing the United Nations to plan food convoys for up to a million people as hunger threatens the largely impoverished area. Amid roadblocks manned by troops and...

  • 400,000 must reapply for health coverage

    BOSTON (AP) — The state is launching a major effort to reach out to almost 400,000 Massachusetts residents who must reapply for health insurance because they were enrolled in temporary plans after the state's health care marketplace website crashed last year. State officials fear that many of...



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