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Michigan Child Dies From Enterovirus

A 21-month-old girl is the first person in Michigan to die from the virus that has caused severe respiratory illness across the country, state health officials said Saturday.

Madeline Reid died Friday afternoon from enterovirus D68, according to Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit

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Congressional Committee Meets In Dallas About Ebola

 

A U.S. House hearing on the Ebola crisis is underway in Texas. Opening the hearing, Texas Republican Mike McCaul called Ebola a threat to the U.S. homeland. The chairman of the Homeland Security Committee said the crisis is unfolding at an alarming pace in West Africa.

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Is Napping Good Or Bad For Your Health?

Are naps good for you? The answer may surprise you!

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Photo by Drew Angerer / Getty Images

Twenty-Six Members Of Congress Want Travel Ban From West Africa

Over two dozen lawmakers on Capitol Hill want travelers from West Africa banned from the U.S. until the Ebola outbreak is under control.

Twenty-three House Republicans and three Democrats have sent a letter to President Obama that asks the State Department to impose a travel ban and restrict visas issued to people from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone

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Four Northeast States Stand Together Against Heroin

Pennsylvania's attorney general says the thriving interstate drug trade is fueling the heroin epidemic plaguing all segments of society, with the drug both cheap and plentiful.

Attorney General Kathleen Kane says it costs as little as $3 to $10 per one-dose bag and in some neighborhoods it's easier for children to get than a pack of cigarettes

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Health Connector Executive Director Jean Yang / Jim Phillips / TSM
Health Connector Executive Director Jean Yang / Jim Phillips / TSM

Health Connector Director Apologizes For Website Glitches

A news conference Wednesday focusing on the importance of people signing up for the state's "Health Connector" insurance program began with an apology....

Jean Yang, the director of the Health Connector program, is promising a far more workable website this year, but it won't be perfect

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Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas / Getty Images

First Ebola Patient In U.S. Dies At Texas Hospital

Family and friends are telling the life story of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States.

The 42-year-old died in a Dallas hospital Wednesday morning.

Duncan grew up next to a leper colony in Liberia and was forced to flee by civil war before returning years later to find the country ravaged by Ebola

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First U.S. Ebola Patient Dies in Dallas Hospital

The Liberian man who was diagnosed last month with Ebola, the first such case in the United States, died Wednesday morning at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.

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Young Woman Chooses the Day She’ll Die

Imagine you are 29, recently married and plan to start a family with your new husband. Now imagine that your entire future has been ripped to shreds with news of a fatal disease which will kill you in less than a year

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Jim Phillips / TSM

New Waste-To-Energy Facility At Crapo Hill Landfill

Municipal leaders from New Bedford and Dartmouth joined officials from the Common Wealth Resource Management Corporation Tuesday at the Crapo Hill Landfill to cut the ribbon for a new waste to energy facility

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