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Dying on her terms

Health - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 6:39pm
When we think of terminal cancer patients, we don't imagine someone like Brittany Maynard.
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Why we haven't stopped Ebola

Health - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 10:52am
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen says we have a plan to stop Ebola, but we haven't been able to execute it.
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The genius spermbank

Health - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 9:59am
An eccentric millionaire created a sperm bank with donations from only extraordinary men -- Nobel laureates, an Olympic athlete and geniuses with off-the-chart IQs.
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When suicide is not the answer

Health - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 9:52am
Sandeep Jauhar says the practice should be exceedingly rare, as gauging depression of the terminally ill, which may cause desire to die, is not straightforward Hospice care is a better option.
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The emotional challenge of suicide

Health - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 9:52am
Brooke Baldwin interviews Stan Curtis, whose wife's choice to end her life with dignity was featured in a documentary.
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This is the messy truth about Ebola

Health - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 9:07am
What happens when you get Ebola? CNN's Miguel Marquez explains (Sources: CDC and WHO).
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Precautions, preparations for Ebola in the U.S.

Health - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 3:21pm
A day after the first Ebola death on American soil, the focus intensifies on those infected in Europe and a possible new case in the United States.
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Ebola Q&A: What you need to know

Health - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 1:22pm
Your questions about the Ebola virus and if you should be worried now that someone in the U.S. has died are answered.
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A possible cure for blindness

Health - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 12:07pm
Dr. Josef Bille, a laser eye surgery pioneer, thinks he has a definitive cure for blindness
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Meet the virtual patients training real doctors

Health - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 3:36pm
Like a flight simulator for doctors, virtual patients are used to train medical students how to make a diagnosis.
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Who was Thomas Eric Duncan?

Health - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:09pm
Duncan left Africa for the United States, by official accounts, a healthy man. Just over two weeks later, he passed away in a Dallas, Texas, hospital with Ebola.
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Ebola outbreak: Get up to speed

Health - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:25am
As Ebola cases rise to staggering numbers, so do the fears and concerns among nations.
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U.S. to check travelers' temperatures amid Ebola fears

Health - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:12am
Airports in the United States will begin taking the temperatures of arriving passengers who have flight itineraries originating from West African countries where Ebola is concentrated, according to an official with direct knowledge of the screenings.
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She's using a dirty word to kick cancer

Health - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 8:53am
Meet Yael Cohen Braun, the brains behind one of the dirtiest anti-cancer charities and the new caregiving app Standwith.
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99 in Uganda quarantined after Marburg virus death

Health - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 7:36am
Three days after a fatal case of Marburg hemorrhagic fever was diagnosed in Uganda, 99 people are under isolation in four different locations across the East African country, as field epidemiologists and surveillance officers continue to closely monitor all people who got into contact with only victim.
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Dallas patient waited a week for experimental drug

Health - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 7:07am
Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, received an experimental medicine nearly a week after being admitted into the hospital -- a far longer wait than experienced by four other Ebola patients treated in the United States.
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My right to death with dignity at 29

Health - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 3:26pm
Brittany Maynard says she is relieved that when her suffering gets too great, she can say to all those she loves "I love you, come be by my side, and come say goodbye as I pass into whatever's next."
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New link between coffee and DNA

Health - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 2:12pm
You can blame that third cup of Joe on your genes.
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When healthy eating becomes an obsession

Health - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 7:48am
Mental health experts are increasingly worried about people who take healthy eating to an extreme.
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Ebola drugs, vaccine in the works

Health - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 7:15am
Scientists gave Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan an experimental drug called brincidofovir. Here's what else is in the pipeline to fight the deadly disease.
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