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First diagnosed case of Ebola in the US

A patient being treated at a Dallas hospital is the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, health officials announced Tuesday.

The unidentified man left Liberia on September 19 and arrived in the United States on September 20, said Dr...

Ebola virus

How Ebola virus spreads

As the worst Ebola outbreak in history touches the United States with the diagnosis of the first case within America, questions arise about how the infectious virus is spread.

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CDC investigates kids' limb paralysis

Health officials are looking for the cause of a neurologic illness that's affected 10 children in Colorado.

Jovan Belcher

Doctor: Jovan Belcher likely had CTE

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher likely had a devastating brain disease when he shot and killed his girlfriend and then himself two years ago, a doctor says in a new report.

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Hospitals ask patients to pay upfront

Get ready to whip out your credit card before you are wheeled into the operating room or undergo an MRI.

Birth control pills

Doctors: Don't put your teen on 'the pill'

When it comes to effective birth control for teens, "the pill" might be considered a reproductive relic.

TB, tuberculosis

5 babies test positive for TB in Texas

Five babies in El Paso, Texas, have tested positive for tuberculosis after being exposed to the infectious disease at a local hospital, the city's health department says.

Brothers take road trip before going blind

Brothers take a road trip before going blind

Tod Purvis and his brother Justin knew that they were going blind. Both had been diagnosed with choroideremia, a rare genetic disorder that causes progressive vision loss and eventually leads to complete blindness.

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Patient exposed to Ebola arrives in U.S.

An American doctor who was exposed to Ebola has arrived at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, the National Institutes of Health said Sunday.

The doctor was volunteering at an Ebola treatment unit in Sierra Leone and arrived from an "overs...

Ebola virus

Doctor treats Ebola with HIV drug in Liberia

A doctor in rural Liberia inundated with Ebola patients says he's had good results with a treatment he tried out of sheer desperation: an HIV drug.

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    What is heart disease?

    We've all heard the term "heart disease," but do you know what it really means? Learn more about the disorder.

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