Health

  • Exactly How Fit are You?

    Starting any fitness program can be an exciting time in your life and the temptation to jump in without establishing clear goals is the number one mistake newbies make. Establishing how fit you are first, is the most effective way to start your journey. So, how fit are you?  I find this out in ...

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  • African Americans are critical to helping fight ALS

    By now, we have all probably seen the Ice Bucket Challenge. It is wonderful that people from all walks of life come together to use social media for such good. The unity and generosity of hundreds of thousands of participants from different backgrounds has done even more than lead to donations ...

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  • Liberia Short on Ambulances for Ebola Patients

    FREEMAN RESERVE, Liberia (AP) — The man with reddened eyes sat in his underwear outside his thatched home. He was weak from diarrhea, so his wife called the Ebola hotline for an ambulance. Now that it was here, though, he didn’t want to go. “Have you been around someone who died? ...

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  • Officials Confirm First Ebola Case Diagnosed in US

    DALLAS (AP) — A patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola, the first case of the disease to be diagnosed in the United States, federal health officials announced Tuesday. Officials at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital say the unidentified patient is being kept in ...

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  • Families Wait in Agony for Word on Ebola Patients

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — First the ring tone echoed outside the barbed-wire-topped walls of the Ebola clinic. Then came the wails of grief, as news spread that 31-year-old Rose Johnson was dead just days after she was brought here unconscious by relatives. Soon her mother’s sorrow became ...

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  • Making Smart Medicare Choices for 2015

    As we head into autumn, people with Medicare once again need to consider their options for next year. Even if you like the coverage you have now, you should spend at least a few minutes making sure it will still meet your needs next year. Here are some key questions that people with Medicare ...

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  • US: Ebola Cases Could Hit 1.4 Million by Mid-Jan.

    LONDON (AP) — New estimates by the World Health Organization  (WHO) and the U.S. health agency are warning that the number of Ebola cases could soar dramatically — the U.S. says up to 1.4 million by mid-January in two nations alone — unless efforts to curb the outbreak are significantly ramped ...

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  • UN: Nearly $1 Billion Needed Now to Stop Ebola

    GENEVA (AP) — The number of Ebola cases could start doubling every three weeks in West Africa, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, warning that the outbreak will cost nearly $1 billion to contain so it does not turn into a “human catastrophe.” Even as President Barack Obama ...

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