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CDC Issues Updated Guidelines on Ebola Treatment

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Credit: James Gathany/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(NEW YORK) — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Monday new guidance for the use of personal protective equipment for healthcare workers treating patients with Ebola. Noting successful and safe treatment of patients at Emory University Hospital, Nebraska Medical Center and the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in ... Read More »

Man Runs Marathon Forwards and Backwards

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Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Ryan Chukuske never imagined eight years ago that he would run a marathon, let alone one twice in one day. But the Minnesota runner proved otherwise Sunday, running 52.4 consecutive miles in the Mankato Marathon. The run is 26.2 miles long. “The slogan is, ‘Go Bold for Mankato,'” he said. “So, my friend said why don’t you ... Read More »

Third Ebola Patient Treated at Emory University Hospital Released

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Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images(ATLANTA) — A patient who was hospitalized at Emory University Hospital last month with the Ebola virus was discharged on Sunday, the hospital said. The patient, who was not identified, was the third Ebola patient treated at Emory University, following Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol. According to a hospital statement, the patient was discharged ... Read More »

Paul McCartney Discusses Twerking, Tattoos and Favorite Current Tunes in New Twitter Q&A

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MPL/Mary McCartney Paul McCartney took to his Twitter account on Monday for a Q&A session with fans, during which the rock legend candidly, and often humorously, shared a variety of personal revelations. Among the many topics Sir Paul chatted about were his current favorite songs and the best gigs he ever attended. McCartney said the tunes that he’s enjoying most ... Read More »

Children of Ebola Specialists Shunned, Hospital Says

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Children whose parents work with Ebola patients are being disinvited from birthday parties, according to one hospital. Dr. Mark Rupp, an infectious disease specialist at the Nebraska Medical Center, spoke at the hospital in an attempt to calm fears surrounding the Ebola virus. During his remarks he mentioned that a child belonging to a staff member in ... Read More »

Dallas Nurses Call Colleagues Who Contracted Ebola ‘Heroes’

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Pham family/ Debra Barry(DALLAS) — On Monday, nurses at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital hailed as “heroes” their two colleagues who contracted Ebola caring for Thomas Eric Duncan — the Liberian national who became the first person to be diagnosed with, and die of, Ebola in the United States. Despite criticism against the Dallas hospital for mishandling the Ebola situation in ... Read More »

Ebola Quarantine Ends for Louise Troh with ‘Praise to God’

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ABC News(DALLAS) — When Louise Troh, the fiancee of Ebola victim Thomas Duncan, emerged from a three week quarantine Monday she reached both hands up to heaven and said, “Praise to God.” Troh has been in quarantine since Duncan was diagnosed with the disease. She was among 43 who were released from quarantine Monday. Troh was delighted to no longer ... Read More »

Rolling Stones Sax Player Bobby Keys to Miss Band’s Australian Tour

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Image Courtesy of Brian RasicWhen The Rolling Stones kick off their rescheduled tour of Australia and New Zealand this Saturday, they’ll do it without their longtime touring saxophone player, Bobby Keys. According to a message on the band’s official website, the 70-year-old musician, whose association with The Stones dates back to the group’s 1969 album Let It Bleed, will miss ... Read More »

Your Brothers and Sisters May Have Made You a Better Person

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iStock/Thinkstock(PROVO, Utah) — Siblings often fight like cats and dogs but they also may be helping each other in ways they never imagined. In a study, co-author Laura Padilla-Walker of Brigham Young University’s Department of Family Life found that having a sibling teaches children to be more compassionate and generous as they age. Padilla-Walker says this is particularly true of ... Read More »