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A woman washes her hands with chlorine water in prevention from contracting Ebola at a public health center on July 31, 2014. (credit: STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)

Family Of American With Ebola Claim To Be Healthy

The family of a Texas-trained doctor who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia has shown no symptoms of the deadly disease.

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The Ebola Outbreak: What Every American Needs To Know

The recent outbreak of the Ebola virus in Africa has begun attracting attention in the U.S. for good reason.

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Surgeon General: Tanning Is Behind Sharp Spike in Skin Cancer Rates

As rates of other cancers have declined, rates of the deadliest form of skin cancer, melanoma, have increased more than 200 percent from 1973 to 2011, according to a new “Call to Action” report from the Surgeon General’s Office.

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Expert: ‘Reasonable Chance’ Person Infected With Ebola Could Come To US

With more than 600 people dead from the Ebola virus in West Africa, fears are running rampant of the virus spreading globally since this is the worst outbreak of the deadly disease in history. Experts warn that the virus could easily spread to the U.S. as more than 1,000 cases have been reported in the African countries of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

A picture taken on July 24, 2014 shows staff of the Christian charity Samaritan's Purse putting on protective gear in the ELWA hospital in the Liberian capital Monrovia. (credit: ZOOM DOSSO/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Family Of American Doctor Infected With Ebola Under 21-Day Fever Watch

State health officials say the family of an American doctor infected with the Ebola virus is under a 21-day fever watch, but it’s believed they had no contact with anyone with the deadly disease.

Members of Doctors Without Borders (MSF) wearing protective gear walk outside the isolation ward of the Donka Hospital, on July 23, 2014 in Conakry. (credit: CELLOU BINANI/AFP/Getty Images)

American Doctor Who Contracted Ebola: ‘I’m Praying Fervently That God Will Help Me Survive This Disease’

Kent Brantly always wanted to be a medical missionary, and he took the work seriously, spending months treating a steady stream of patients with Ebola in Liberia.

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Experts: Food Allergies Are Skyrocketing

An explosion of food allergies is unique to America and Europe and no one seems to know why.

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Study: HIV Diagnoses Drop In US, But Increase In Young Gay Men

Number of HIV diagnoses among younger gay men increased from 2002 to 2011.

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Tamiflu Shortage Again

The liquid form of the flu drug Tamiflu is in short supply.

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DASH Diet Ranked Best Overall — Once Again

The new annual ‘‘best diets” list is out from U.S. News & World Report.

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What ‘Brain-Dead’ Means

What does it mean when doctors say a person is brain-dead?