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  • Nigeria rushes to get isolation tents for Ebola

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian authorities rushed to obtain isolation tents Wednesday in anticipation of more Ebola infections as they disclosed five more cases of the virus and a death in Africa's most populous nation, where officials were racing to keep the gruesome disease confined to a small...

  • Liberia's president declares Ebola emergency

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's president has declared a state of emergency in the West African nation amid an Ebola outbreak that shows no signs of slowing. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf made the announcement on national television late Wednesday, saying that some civil rights may have to...

  • Ethical issue: Who gets experimental Ebola drug?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The use of an experimental drug to treat two Americans diagnosed with Ebola is raising ethical questions about who gets first access to unproven new therapies for the deadly disease. But some health experts fear debate over extremely limited doses will distract from...

  • Sponsors review Quinn changes to medical proposal

    CHICAGO (AP) — Lawmakers backing a plan aimed at curbing additional fees on medical bills are reviewing Gov. Pat Quinn's changes and questioning his use of amendatory veto power. It's the first time Quinn has used that power this year. Lawmakers need a three-fifths vote to override. The...

  • D.C. residents will vote on whether to legalize marijuana

    The D.C. Elections Board voted unanimously Wednesday to add an initiative on the Nov. 4 ballot that would allow people 21 and older to possess and use of up to two ounces of cannabis and to grow up to six marijuana plants at home.

  • 6 Wisconsin health care systems form partnership

    LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Six major Wisconsin health care organizations are forming a partnership to reduce costs and improve care. Gunderson Health System Vice President Mark Platt says the partnership is not a merger. The six organizations will remain separate but they may work together to buy...

  • Jobs added in Texas for health care enrollment

    WACO, Texas (AP) — A Florida call center company plans to add about 400 jobs in Central Texas to assist people seeking federal health insurance coverage. C3/CustomerContactChannels currently employs about 600 workers in McGregor, near Waco. Officials with Plantation, Florida-based C3 on Monday...

  • O'Malley to discuss reducing hospital visits

    CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — Maryland officials are scheduled to talk about new programs to reduce unnecessary hospital visits. Gov. Martin O'Malley and Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, the state's health secretary, are scheduled to join other state and local officials in Cumberland at the Western Maryland...

  • Veterans mental health summit planned for Chicago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Veterans groups, elected officials and others will gather for a summit in Chicago on veterans' mental health. According to a news release from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the event will take place Wednesday at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in Chicago. U.S. Rep. Tammy...

  • Cuba calls US political work on island shameful

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Cuban government on Tuesday called on Washington to halt hostile "covert" operations against it in the wake of the recent disclosure that an Obama administration program secretly sent young Latin Americans to Cuba on politically motivated missions. A top Cuban diplomatic...

  • Nigeria acknowledges slow response in Ebola case

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian health authorities acknowledged Tuesday that they did not immediately quarantine a sick airline passenger who later died of Ebola, announcing that eight health workers who had direct contact with him were now in isolation with symptoms of the disease. Ebola, which...

  • Insurers launch huge health-records info exchange

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two California insurers announced Tuesday that they are partnering for an ambitious project to establish one of the nation's largest health-information exchanges, an effort they hope will reduce duplication and improve patient outcomes. The not-for-profit Blue Shield...

  • Two red states had the sharpest drops in uninsured rate

    Arkansas and Kentucky have had the biggest reductions of uninsured adults since the Affordable Care Act's requirement that Americans have health insurance took effect in January, a new poll shows.

  • Feds return Indiana Medicaid waiver application

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal agency has asked the Pence administration to resubmit its proposal for an alternative Medicaid expansion because Indiana's initial application didn't include input from a band of Potawatomi Indians. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services returned the...

  • NYC official: Ill man probably doesn't have Ebola

    NEW YORK (AP) — A man admitted to Mount Sinai Medical Center with a high fever and gastrointestinal symptoms after a trip to West Africa probably does not have Ebola, New York City's health commissioner said Tuesday. Dr. Mary Bassett said it's "highly unlikely" the man has Ebola even though he...



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