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The Galveston County Daily News : Health

September 14, 2014


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4th doctor dies of Ebola in Sierra Leone

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone has lost a fourth doctor to Ebola after a failed effort to transfer her abroad for medical treatment, a government official said Sunday, a huge setback to the impoverished country that is battling the virulent disease amid a shortage of health care workers.

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Sunday 09/14/2014
Melding health overhaul and taxes gets complicated
Updated: September 14, 2014 - 9:00 am

President Barack Obama's health care law uses the tax system to subsidize coverage for the uninsured.

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Hurdles for Obama health law in 2nd sign-up season
Updated: September 14, 2014 - 9:00 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Potential complications await consumers as President Barack Obama's health care law approaches its second open enrollment season, just two months away.

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Saturday 09/13/2014
Sierra Leone requests funds for Ebola evacuation
Updated: September 13, 2014 - 5:00 pm

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The World Health Organization said Saturday it could not meet a request from Sierra Leone to evacuate a doctor who contracted the deadly Ebola disease.

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Rampant Ebola fear takes toll on Africa tourism
Updated: September 13, 2014 - 2:00 pm

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ebola is thousands of miles away from Kenya's pristine Indian Ocean beaches, but the deadly disease appears to be discouraging tourism there and elsewhere in this vast continent.

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Friday 09/12/2014
Texas asks court to allow closure of most clinics
Updated: September 12, 2014 - 10:02 pm

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Texas asked a federal appeals court Friday to allow the state to immediately enforce a law requiring all abortion clinics to adhere to costly standards required for walk-in surgical clinics, which would close more than half of the state's abortion facilities.

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Ebola patient in Omaha eating ice cream
Updated: September 12, 2014 - 9:01 pm

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Officials at the Nebraska Medical Center where an American aid worker infected with Ebola is being treated say the patient is getting his appetite back.

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Cuba sending dozens of doctors to fight Ebola
Updated: September 12, 2014 - 9:01 pm

LONDON (AP) — Cuba's health ministry said Friday it is sending more than 160 health workers to help stop the raging Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, providing a much-needed injection of medical expertise in a country where health workers are in short supply.

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Obama to visit Atlanta health center to talk Ebola
Updated: September 12, 2014 - 4:00 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will travel next week to Atlanta to address the Ebola crisis during a visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the White House said Friday.

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