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CDC: Circumcision Benefits Outweigh Risks, Health Insurers Should Pay For It

U.S. health officials on Tuesday released a draft of long-awaited federal guidelines on circumcision, saying medical evidence supports having the procedure done and health insurers should pay for it.

12/04/2014

A cleaner in a haz-mat suit removes items from the Dallas apartment where Eric Thomas Duncan lived before he was hospitalized with Ebola. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Dallas Nurse Who Caught Ebola: ‘I’m Not Careless’

The Dallas nurse who flew on a commercial jet before being diagnosed with Ebola says she wasn’t careless or reckless.

11/06/2014

A general view of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas where Thomas Eric Duncan died from Ebola virus. (credit: Mike Stone/Getty Images)

Nurse: Hospital ‘Chaotic Scene’ Treating Ebola Patient

A nurse who works at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital says she can no longer defend the place she works because they violated basic principles while taking care of an Ebola patient who died.

10/16/2014

A general view of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas where Thomas Eric Duncan died from Ebola virus. (credit: Mike Stone/Getty Images)

Doctor: Ebola ‘Protocol May Be Inadequate’

As Thomas Eric Duncan’s health deteriorated, nurses Amber Joy Vinson and Nina Pham were at the Ebola patient’s side.

10/16/2014

A general view of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas where a patient has been diagnosed with the Ebola virus on Sept. 30, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (credit: Mike Stone/Getty Images)

Nurses’ Union: Ebola Patient Left In Open Area Of ER For Hours

Liberian Ebola patient was left in an open area of a Dallas emergency room for hours, and the nurses treating him worked for days without proper protective gear and faced constantly changing protocols, according to a statement released late Tuesday by the largest U.S. nurses’ union.

10/15/2014

A general view of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas where Thomas Eric Duncan died from Ebola virus. (credit: Mike Stone/Getty Images)

County Judge: ‘We Are Not Going To Put Protective Orders On 75 Health Care Workers’

A second health care worker at a Dallas hospital who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has tested positive for the disease, the Texas Department of State Health Services said Wednesday.

10/15/2014

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Texas School District Asking Students If They Recently Traveled To West Africa

The Abilene Independent School District is doing its part to help prevent the spread of Ebola by asking students if any of them had traveled to West Africa.

10/14/2014

A general view of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas where Thomas Eric Duncan died from Ebola virus. (credit: Mike Stone/Getty Images)

Officials Relying On ‘Self-Monitoring’ System When It Comes To US Health Care Workers Caring For Isolated Ebola Patients

Federal health officials on Monday urged the nation’s hospitals to “think Ebola” and launched a review of procedures for treating patients, while medical records showed that an infected Texas nurse repeatedly visited the room of a Liberian man as he was dying from the disease.

10/14/2014

A Texas incinerator has destroyed drums loaded with items believed to have been contaminated by a man with Ebola. CELLOU BINANI/AFP/Getty Images)

Nurse’s Ebola Infection Puts Hospitals On Alert

The infection of a Dallas nurse caring for an Ebola patient was a wake-up call for hospitals, an infectious disease consultant for a regional health system said Monday after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said hospitals should “think Ebola.”

10/13/2014

A general view of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas where Thomas Eric Duncan died from Ebola virus. (credit: Mike Stone/Getty Images)

CDC Director: ‘The Fact We Don’t Know Of A Breach In Protocol Is Concerning’

A Texas health care worker who was in full protective gear while providing hospital care for an Ebola patient who later died has tested positive for the virus and is in stable condition, health officials said Sunday. If the preliminary diagnosis is confirmed, it would be the first known case of the disease being contracted or transmitted in the U.S.

10/12/2014

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