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Americans with Ebola returning to US for treatment

Americans with Ebola returning to US for treatment

NEW YORK | Two American aid workers seriously ill with Ebola will be brought from West Africa to Atlanta for treatment in one of the most tightly sealed isolation units in the country, officials said Friday.

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Americans with Ebola returning to US for treatment

Americans with Ebola returning to US for treatment

Dr. Kent Brantly is shown in this 2013 photo provided by JPS Health Network. A relief group official says Brantly is one of two American aid workers that have tested positive for the Ebola virus while working to combat an outbreak of the deadly disease at a hospital in Liberia. A spokesman s…

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Americans with Ebola returning to US for treatment

Americans with Ebola returning to US for treatment

This photo provided by Jeremy Writebol show his parents, David and Nancy Writebol, who are Christian missionaries in Liberia. Nancy Writebol is one of two Americans working for a missionary group in Liberia that have been diagnosed with Ebola. Plans are underway to bring back the two America…

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Americans with Ebola returning to US for treatment

Americans with Ebola returning to US for treatment

This Oct. 7, 2013 photo provided by Jeremy Writebol show his mother, Nancy Writebol, with children in Liberia. Writebol is one of two Americans working for a missionary group in Liberia that have been diagnosed with Ebola. Plans are underway to bring back the two Americans from Africa for tr…

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Why isn't there a treatment or vaccine for Ebola?

Why isn't there a treatment or vaccine for Ebola?

LONDON | In the four decades since the Ebola virus was first identified in Africa, treatment hasn't changed much. There are no licensed drugs or vaccines for the deadly disease.

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Why isn't there a treatment or vaccine for Ebola?

Why isn't there a treatment or vaccine for Ebola?

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…

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Plans underway to retrieve Americans with Ebola

Plans underway to retrieve Americans with Ebola

In this undated photo released by the Center for Disease Control, a Aeromedical Biological Containment System which looks like a sealed isolation tent for Ebola air transportation is shown. On Thursday afternoon July 31, 2014, officials at Atlanta's Emory University Hospital said they expect…

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Plans underway to retrieve Americans with Ebola

Plans underway to retrieve Americans with Ebola

In this undated photo released by the Center for Disease Control, a Aeromedical Biological Containment System which looks like a sealed isolation tent for Ebola air transportation is shown.

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Exercise, education and support offered to cancer patients

MUNSTER | Cancer Resource Centre, 926 Ridge Road, offers free education programs, mind/body/spirit classes and support groups for those with a cancer diagnosis and their caregivers. Call (219) 836-3349 to register for all programs.

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Local center among two in Indiana to receive HHS funding

PORTAGE | North Shore Health Centers was one of two Indiana health centers awarded federal funding to expand behavioral health services.

July 31, 2014 5:00 pm

Notre Dame might appeal case to US Supreme Court

SOUTH BEND, Ind. | The University of Notre Dame might appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court in its challenge to part of the federal health care law that forces it to cover contraceptives in its health insurance for students and employees.

July 31, 2014 1:55 pm
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July 29, 2014 12:00 am

HEALTH BRIEFS: Breast cancer support Aug. 6

VALPARAISO | Porter Regional Hospital will host a support group for Hope & Healing, geared for people coping with breast cancer, whether newly diagnosed or a long-term survivor.

July 28, 2014 2:30 pm
Doctor: Injection lines placed correctly in inmate

Doctor: Injection lines placed correctly in inmate

In this undated file photo provided by the Arizona Department of Corrections, an unidentified Arizona Corrections Officer adjusts the straps on the gurney used for lethal injections at the Arizona State Prison at Florence, Ariz. The prolonged execution this week of an Arizona death row inmat…

July 28, 2014 12:46 pm
Foreign exchange students not immune from health requirements

Foreign exchange students not immune from health requirements

International students spending time learning in the United States are not immune from immunization requirements.

July 27, 2014 7:00 pm
Summer camp helps kids with Tourette's syndrome

Summer camp helps kids with Tourette's syndrome

Eleven-year-old Blake Desadier thought his mom was lying when she told him there were other kids like him with Tourette's syndrome.

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Local food blending company gains investors

Local food blending company gains investors

Necessity was the mother of invention for one local mother. When their feeding tube-fed son AJ could not keep down eight types of formula, Chesterton parents Julie and Tony Bombacino looked to the Internet for help.

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Report grades Indiana low for new parent workplace support

Indiana is nearly failing when it comes to policies supporting working mothers and fathers when a new child arrives, according to a report issued last month.

July 27, 2014 5:00 am

Cancer center offers exercise, education and support

MUNSTER | Cancer Resource Centre, 926 Ridge Road, offers free education programs, mind/body/spirit classes and support groups for those with a cancer diagnosis and their caregivers. Call (219) 836-3349 to register for all programs.

July 24, 2014 12:00 am
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