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The Galveston County Daily News : Health

October 2, 2014

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Gov't website for doc payments not up to snuff

WASHINGTON (AP) — Although it's called "Open Payments," the government's new website doesn't make it easy to find out whether your doctor is getting freebies, travel or other financial benefits from drug companies and medical device manufacturers.

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Thursday 10/02/2014
Questions and answers about the US Ebola case
Updated: October 02, 2014 - 5:01 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials have warned for months that someone infected with Ebola could unknowingly carry the virus to this country. Now it has happened: A traveler in a Dallas hospital became the first patient diagnosed in the U.S.

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Wednesday 10/01/2014
2 white Ohio women sue over sperm from black donor
Updated: October 02, 2014 - 12:08 am

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio woman and her partner have sued a Chicago-area sperm bank after she became pregnant with sperm donated by a black man instead of a white man as she'd intended.

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Questions and answers about the US Ebola case
Updated: October 02, 2014 - 12:09 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials have warned for months that someone infected with Ebola could unknowingly carry the virus to this country. Now it has happened: A traveler in a Dallas hospital became the first patient diagnosed in the U.S.

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Ebola-infected passenger was sent home from ER
Updated: October 02, 2014 - 12:09 am

DALLAS (AP) — The airline passenger who brought Ebola into the U.S. initially went to a Dallas emergency room last week but was sent home, despite telling a nurse that he had been in disease-ravaged West Africa, the hospital said Wednesday in a disclosure that showed how easily an infection could be missed.

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Report: Hospital protocol failed in TB outbreak
Updated: October 01, 2014 - 10:03 pm

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — An El Paso hospital worker who exposed more than 850 infants to tuberculosis was allowed to return to work despite showing symptoms of the disease and coughing up blood at a hospital health screening, a federal report shows.

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Timeline for first case of Ebola diagnosed in US
Updated: October 01, 2014 - 10:03 pm

The first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States traveled from Liberia to Dallas, where he is being treated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. Key dates in the case:

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Gluten timing does not prevent celiac disease
Updated: October 01, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Two studies give disappointing news for parents looking for a way to prevent celiac disease in babies at higher risk for it because of family history. Neither breast-feeding nor timing the start of gluten-containing foods makes a difference in whether a child develops the problem, researchers found.

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Free birth control cuts teen pregnancy, abortions
Updated: October 01, 2014 - 9:01 pm

Giving teens free birth control encourages them to use long-acting methods and greatly cuts the chances they will become pregnant or have an abortion, a new study finds.

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