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The Galveston County Daily News : Health

July 29, 2014


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West African airline suspends flights amid Ebola

LOME, Togo (AP) — The West African airline that transported a passenger sick with Ebola last week says it's now suspending flights to the two cities hardest hit by the disease.

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Tuesday 07/29/2014
Miller faces sales job on $17B VA health care bill
Updated: July 29, 2014 - 6:00 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — Before being elected to Congress, Rep. Jeff Miller was a real estate broker. His background in sales will come in handy as the Florida Republican tries to a sell a $17 billion deal to improve veterans health care to a GOP caucus that includes tea party members and other conservatives dead set against raising the deficit.

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$1,000 pill now hepatitis C treatment of choice
Updated: July 29, 2014 - 6:00 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — A $1,000-per-pill drug that insurers are reluctant to pay for has quickly become the treatment of choice for a liver-wasting viral disease that affects more than 3 million Americans.

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Despite good news, benefit programs face problems
Updated: July 29, 2014 - 9:00 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite some good news, Medicare and Social Security still face long-term financial problems as millions of baby boomers reach retirement. Social Security's disability program is already in crisis as it edges toward the brink of insolvency.

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Monday 07/28/2014
New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare
Updated: July 29, 2014 - 12:01 am

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria, where authorities say he died days later from Ebola, one of the deadliest diseases known to man.

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Officials: Little risk of Ebola outbreak in US
Updated: July 28, 2014 - 10:01 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials are monitoring the Ebola outbreak in Africa but say the risk of the deadly germ spreading to the United States is remote.

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Medicare's own health looking better, report says
Updated: July 28, 2014 - 6:01 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare's financial future is looking brighter despite a growing wave of baby boomers reaching retirement.

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Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B
Updated: July 28, 2014 - 9:00 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan deal announced Monday would authorize about $17 billion to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat veterans and make it easier to fire executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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5 things to know about Ebola outbreak in W. Africa
Updated: July 28, 2014 - 3:01 pm

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — There has been panic and fear about the deadly Ebola disease spreading ever since Nigerian health officials reported Friday that a Liberian man sick with the disease had traveled to Togo and then Nigeria before dying. Here are five things to know about Ebola and how it is spread:

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