Health

  • 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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  • AFRO FITNESS

    Dear Marcia Because of my schedule, I often buy frozen dinners or packaged foods that are low-fat or low in carbs. I see it as a healthy alternative to fast food but my sister tells me that they are equally unhealthy. Is she right? Jacklyn Roberts, Columbia Maryland Dear Jacklyn, Your sister is ...

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  • Meet Dr. Tyeese Gaines, ER Physician & Much More

    Tyeese Gaines didn’t set out to be an ER physician. She figured she’d be a community doctor in the inner city, treating patients and delivering babies. But as she progressed through medical school, Gaines saw that the people she wanted to care for weren’t making it to a doctor’s office; they ...

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  • Monkey Study: Ebola Vaccine Works, Needs Booster

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New monkey studies show that one shot of an experimental Ebola vaccine can trigger fast protection, but the effect waned unless the animals got a booster shot made a different way. Some healthy people are rolling up their sleeves at the National Institutes of Health for the ...

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