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Doctor who contracted Ebola in grave condition

07/28/2014 08:28 PM EDT
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — 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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Officials: Little risk of Ebola outbreak in US
07/28/2014 07:46 PM EDT - NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials are monitoring the Ebola outbreak in Africa but say the risk of the deadly germ spreading to the United States is remote. Full Story

Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says
07/28/2014 01:17 PM EDT - NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps. Full Story

5 things to know about Ebola outbreak in W. Africa
07/28/2014 01:17 PM EDT - DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — There has been panic and fear about the deadly Ebola disease spreading ever since Nigerian health officials reported Friday that a Liberian man sick with the disease had traveled to Togo and then Nigeria before dying. Full Story

New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare
07/28/2014 10:39 PM EDT - DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in Nigeria, where authorities say he died days later from Ebola, one of the deadliest diseases known to man. Full Story

Medicare's own health looking better, report says
07/28/2014 04:47 PM EDT - WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare's financial future is looking brighter despite a growing wave of baby boomers reaching retirement. Full Story

Virus drugmaker fights pediatricians' new advice
07/28/2014 10:02 AM EDT - CHICAGO (AP) — A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation's leading pediatrician's group, which recommends scaling back use of the medicine. Full Story

Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B
07/28/2014 04:54 PM EDT - WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan deal announced Monday would authorize about $17 billion to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat veterans and make it easier to fire executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Full Story

Virus drugmaker fights pediatricians' new advice
07/28/2014 01:43 AM EDT - CHICAGO (AP) — A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation's leading pediatrician's group, which recommends scaling back use of the medicine. Full Story

Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says
07/28/2014 12:11 AM EDT - NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps. Full Story

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York County man gives sugar cookies some kick

As a volunteer field editor for Taste of Home magazine, Michael Vyskocil belongs to an army of home cooks nationwide. Full Story
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'Lucy' smacks down 'Hercules' in box office bout

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Scarlett Johansson-led action flick "Lucy" took it to stalwart action star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's "Hercules" over the weekend for the No. Full Story