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The Galveston County Daily News : Health

October 23, 2014

Health

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Cremation fears leave empty Ebola beds in Liberia

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Even as Liberians fall ill and die of Ebola, more than half the beds in treatment centers in the capital remain empty because of the government's order that the bodies of all suspected Ebola victims in Monrovia be cremated.

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Ebola: A crash course in fear and how it hurts us
Updated: October 23, 2014 - 4:01 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ebola is giving Americans a crash course in fear.

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CDC details new Ebola response and prep teams
Updated: October 23, 2014 - 4:01 pm

ATLANTA (AP) — New federal Ebola response squads — likened to public health SWAT teams — are being readied to rush to any U.S. city where a new Ebola case might be identified, officials say.

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Report: Better shields needed for private tax data
Updated: October 23, 2014 - 4:01 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government and the states should improve how they protect the security of confidential tax information of people getting benefits under the 2010 health care law, federal investigators said Thursday.

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EU leaders produce more Ebola funding at summit
Updated: October 23, 2014 - 3:03 pm

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Thursday came up with another 24.4 million euros ($31 million) to fight Ebola, as the bloc's leaders pressed to create a 1 billion-euro ($1.26 billion) fund to fight the deadly virus.

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US announces $840M to improve medical care
Updated: October 23, 2014 - 3:03 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is announcing an $840 million grant program to help doctors and hospitals improve the quality of care delivered to patients.

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After alarm, Lebanese man tests negative for Ebola
Updated: October 23, 2014 - 3:03 pm

BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese man who arrived in Beirut from West Africa believing he may have Ebola was reassured by doctors that he is disease free but was still taken into a hospital quarantine on Thursday as a practice run to check the country's preparedness, a health official said.

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HealthCare.gov's EZ form not for legal immigrants
Updated: October 23, 2014 - 2:00 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — HealthCare.gov's simpler online application is being touted as a big win for consumers. But it can't be used by legal immigrants and naturalized U.S. citizens, who represent millions of potential new health insurance customers.

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AP-GfK Poll: Disapproval, doubt dominate on Ebola
Updated: October 23, 2014 - 1:01 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans have at least some confidence that the U.S. health care system will prevent Ebola from spreading in this country but generally disapprove of the way President Barack Obama and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have handled the crisis so far.

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