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First Ebola Case Diagnosed In U.S.

The CDC is confirming the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States. CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden says the patient tested positive for the deadly disease after traveling from Liberia. Frieden says the patient developed symptoms a few days after arriving in Texas

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CDC Issues Travel Warning Because Of Ebola Virus

The CDC is out with a travel warning today as the deadliest outbreak of Ebola in history continues to march across West Africa. Health officials say all non-essential travel to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea should be canceled

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Autism Care Costs Exceed $236 Billion A Year

The cost of caring for Americans diagnosed with some form of autism totals more than $236 Billion dollars per year. That's close to what the federal government currently pays in interest on the national debt.

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Health Officials Fear Heroin Resurgence

 

The weekend death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman from an apparent heroin overdose is focusing renewed attention on a dangerous drug that seems to be making a resurgence.
 
    The most recent numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention find that the number of recorded heroin overdose deaths nearly doubled in the decade between 2000 and 2010.
 

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CDC: Flu Is Widespread In 35 States

 

Flu season is ramping up, with illness widespread in at least 35 states. That's up from 25 in the previous week.

A flu expert with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the agency's weekly report released Friday shows ``We're in the thick of flu season.''

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