Diagnosis And Treatment
DALLAS | A Dallas nurse infected with Ebola while treating the first patient diagnosed in the U.S. has received a plasma transfusion from a doctor who beat the virus.
DALLAS | Federal health officials on Tuesday confirmed the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S., a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas and a sign of the far-reaching impact of the out-of-control epidemic in West Africa.
CHICAGO | Teen girls who have sex should use IUDs or hormonal implants — long-acting birth control methods that are effective, safe and easy to use, the nation's most influential pediatricians' group recommends.
ATLANTA (AP) — A hospital in Atlanta is preparing to treat its third Ebola patient.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A doctor who became infected with Ebola while working in Liberia — the third American aid worker sickened with the virus — arrived Friday at a Nebraska hospital for treatment.
Marijuana is casting an ever-thickening haze across NFL locker rooms, and it's not simply because more players are using it.
The NFL is reaching a critical point in navigating marijuana's tenuous relationship with what is being recognized, more and more, as the analgesic of choice for many of its players. "It's not, 'Let's go smoke a joint,''' retired NFL defensive lineman Marvin Washington, left, said. "It's, wha…
FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007, file photo, A 43 year old Congolese patient, center, who has been confirmed to have Ebola hemorrhagic fever, following laboratory tests, is comforted by Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders) nurse Isabel Grovas, left, and Doctor Hilde Dec…
Dozens of former players joining a lawsuit against the NFL say teams kept handing out powerful painkillers and other drugs with few – if any – safeguards as recently as 2012. That extends by four years the time frame for similar claims made in the original complaint and could open the door t…
Former Bears quarterback Jim McMahon speaks during a recent news conference in Chicago. Steve Silverman, the lead plaintiffs' attorney, said this week, dozens of former players are joining McMahon in a lawsuit against the NFL saying teams kept handing out powerful painkillers and other drugs…
CHICAGO (AP) — One of the world's most glamorous women had an operation that once was terribly disfiguring — removal of both breasts. But new approaches are dramatically changing breast surgeries, whether to treat cancer or to prevent it as Angelina Jolie just chose to do. As Jolie said, "th…
PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. | Major League Baseball will test for human growth hormone throughout the regular season and increase efforts to detect abnormal levels of testosterone, a decision the NFL used to pressure its players.
INDIANAPOLIS | Chuck Pagano stepped to the podium Monday, hugged his team owner, thanked his family for its support and wiped a tear from his eye.
Colts head coach Chuck Pagano wipes a tear during a news conference Monday in Indianapolis. Pagano returns to the team after undergoing successful leukemia treatment.
Colts head coach Chuck Pagano hugs his daughter Taylor Pagano following a news conference Monday in Indianapolis. Pagano returns to the team after undergoing successful leukemia treatment.
INDIANAPOLIS | Chuck Pagano was so eager to get back to work Monday, he was the first one to show up at team headquarters.
Charlotte Moorehead had no idea she even had a problem until she went for a routine eye checkup.
The Obama administration is developing the first National Alzheimer's Plan to provide better treatments and day-to-day care for dementia patients, and relief for their overwhelmed caregivers, too.
Effective treatments for Alzheimer's by 2025? That's the target the government is eyeing as it develops a national strategy to tackle what could become the defining disease of a rapidly aging population.
Newly dating and slightly anxious, two men bared their arms for blood tests and pondered the possibility that one of them, or both, could be infected with HIV. An innovative program — called Testing Together — would allow them to hear their test results minutes later, while sitting side by side.
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