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2 U.S. Ebola Patients Released From Hospital

2 U.S. Ebola Patients Released From HospitalWebMD Health News By Brenda Goodman, MA Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD More from WebMD FAQ: The Deadly Ebola VirusAmerican Ebola Patient Kent Brantly ImprovingEbola: Are Treatments, Vaccines on the Horizon?Ebola Virus: How Contagious?Aug. 21, 2014 -- Two Americans infected with Ebola as they ...

Healthy and eye-catching bento box lunch ideas

Partitioned dining may remind you of a TV dinner from the 60s, but compartmental lunches can actually be appetizing, healthy, and appealing. All the rage with the K-5 crowd, bento boxes are gaining steam as a perfectly portioned, creative, fun way to pack and serve lunch — and they’re not just for ...

FDA OKs New Once-Daily Asthma Treatment

FDA OKs New Once-Daily Asthma TreatmentMedscape Medical News By Michael W. Smith, MD More from WebMD Menopause Ups Lean Women's Asthma RiskBreastfeeding May Influence Asthma RiskRecall of Albuterol Used in NebulizersElectrical Stimulation Eases Asthma AttackAug. 21, 2014 -- The FDA has approved Arnuity Ellipta (fluticasone furoate inhalation powder), an inhaled ...

Dr. Kent Brantly was serving as medical director for the Samaritan’s Purse Ebola Consolidated Case Management Center in Monrovia when he tested positive for Ebola.

Atlanta hospital to announce release of American Ebola patients

Emory University Hospital will hold a news conference Thursday afternoon to talk about the release of both Ebola patients currently being treated at the hospital. Dr. Kent Brantly is expected to be present at the news conference to make a statement. Nancy Writebol has been discharged and is no longer ...

Californians Favor Tougher Rules On Health Insurance Rates, Survey Says

California voters are showing strong early support for a ballot initiative that would expand the state's authority to regulate health insurance rates. Nearly 7 of every 10 respondents indicated that they would vote in favor of Proposition 45, while 16 percent would vote against it, according to an independent poll ...

Are Your Medical Records Vulnerable To Theft?

A decade ago almost all doctors kept paper charts on every patient. That is changing quickly as laptops become as common as stethoscopes in exam rooms. Recent hacking attacks have raised questions about how safe that data may be.  Here are some frequently asked questions about this evolution underway in ...

What Is Your Gut Telling You?

What Is Your Gut Telling You?WebMD Health News By Sonya Collins Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy, MD, MPH More from WebMD Celiac Disease, IBD May Raise Migraine Risk'Dragon's Blood' May Slay Ulcer BugCeliac Disease vs. 'Gluten-Sensitive'Dog Sniffs Out Deadly C. diff InfectionAug. 20, 2014 -- Scientists have long studied the link ...

Singer Jennifer Hudson performs on NBC's "Today" show on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)

Aniston, Hamm, Hudson set to Stand Up to Cancer

Jennifer Aniston, Jon Hamm, Halle Berry, Reese Witherspoon and Kiefer Sutherland want to connect with you about cancer. They are among the stars slated to appear on "Stand Up to Cancer," the hour-long telethon set to air Sept. 5 on 31 broadcast and cable networks simultaneously. Other celebrity participants announced ...

Drug Restores Hair in Alopecia Patients: FAQ

Drug Restores Hair in Some With Alopecia: FAQWebMD Health News By Rita Rubin Reviewed by Michael W. Smith, MD More from WebMD Many Unregulated Tanning Salons Would Admit KidsLaser May Not Fade Birthmark ForeverSmoking, Ink Color Affect Laser Tattoo RemovalSpray-on Skin May Promote Wound HealingAug. 19, 2014-- A drug used ...

RUESSELSHEIM, GERMANY:  Children play video games on smartphones while attending a public event on September 22, 2012 in Ruesselsheim, Germany. Smartphones, with their access to social networks, high-resolution screens, video games and internet acess, have become commonplace among children and teenagers across the globe.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Children face highest health risk from cell phones

The potential harm from microwave radiation (MWR) given off by wireless devices, particularly for children and unborn babies, is the highlight of a new review. Although the data are conflicting, links between MWR and cancer have been observed. The review, by L. Lloyd Morgan, senior science fellow at Environmental Health Trust, ...

HOLD FOR RELEASE AT 12:01 A.M. EDT AND THEREAFTER ON TUESDAY, AUG. 19, 2014 - This image provided by Twelve Books shows the cover of Rep. Paul Ryan's, R-Wis., new book. As Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown in the fall of 2013, Ryan looked around at fellow Republicans who were agitating to shutter national parks, federal agencies and Head Start programs. "This can't be the full measure of our party and our movement," Ryan writes of that moment in his new book, released Tuesday. "If it is, we're dead and the country is lost." (AP Photo/Twelve Books)

AP Interview: Ryan discusses father's alcoholism

At age 15, Paul Ryan was already feeling isolated from his father, who had grown distant from his family and leaned heavily on whiskey. Then one morning the future congressman found his alcoholic father in bed, dead from an apparent heart attack at age 55. It's a formative story the ...

Correction: People-Bon Jovi-Christie story

In a story Aug. 16 about Jon Bon Jovi accepting a challenge to douse himself with ice water for charity, The Associated Press erroneously reported the charity he was supporting. It was the ALS Association, not the ALS Foundation. A corrected version of the story is below: Bon Jovi, Christie, ...

Wrestling With A Texas County’s Mental Health System

SAN ANTONIO -- Some people here just call Leon Evans “The Bear.” He is a massive man with a shock of white hair on both his head and face and wrists the size of a child’s thighs. The former All-Star wrestler earned his nickname after wrestling two living, breathing bears. ...

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More docs wonder if statins are worth the risks

Aug. 18, 2014 -- Like so many of his fellow doctors, Kailash Chand, a general practitioner in the U.K., says he was once skeptical when patients complained of muscle pains, weakness, fatigue, and memory problems after he put them on cholesterol-lowering medications called statins. Then a routine blood test showed ...

Elizabeth Vargas, the anchor of “20/20,” is in treatment for alcohol dependency.

ABC News reporter Elizabeth Vargas back in rehab

ABC News reporter Elizabeth Vargas has returned to a recovery center to be treated for alcohol dependency, she and the network said Sunday. The "20/20" co-anchor said in an emailed statement that she checked into a treatment facility this weekend while on vacation. "As so many other recovering alcoholics know, ...

Depression colony cashing in on Johnny Cash's fame

Money and memorabilia from Johnny Cash's family and friends have helped historians restore a significant part of the Historic Dyess Colony, a government collective built to pull Depression-era families out of poverty. The country music icon's boyhood home, along with the colony's former headquarters, will open Saturday to reflect everyday ...

Hospitals Reconsider Charity For Patients Who Decline Health Coverage

As more Americans gain insurance under the federal health law, hospitals are rethinking their charity programs, with some scaling back help for those who could have signed up for coverage but didn’t.The move is prompted by concerns that offering free or discounted care to low-income uninsured patients might dissuade them ...

In Study, Questions About Who Should Perform In-Office Surgeries

One of the hopes embedded in the health law was to expand the role of nurse practitioners and physician assistants in addressing the nation’s shortage of primary care providers. But a new study questions whether that’s actually happening in doctors’ offices. Of the more than 4 million procedures office-based nurse ...

HMO, PPO, EPO: How's A Consumer To Know What Health Plan Is Best?

What’s in a name? When it comes to health plans sold on the individual market, these days it’s often less than people think. The lines that distinguish HMOs, PPOs, EPOs and POS plans from one another have blurred, making it hard to know what you’re buying by name alone--assuming you're ...

Wide Variation In Hospital Charges For Blood Tests Called ‘Irrational’

One California hospital charged $10 for a blood cholesterol test, while another hospital that ran the same test charged $10,169 — over 1,000 times more.For another common blood test called a basic metabolic panel, the average hospital charge was $371, but prices ranged from a low of $35 to a ...

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