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CDC issues a health alert on Ebola as virus's toll in Africa rises

WASHINGTON — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday that the risk of Ebola spreading to the United States was low, but it nevertheless issued a Level 2 health alert, advising U.S. health workers to be vigilant.

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HIV-positive for 20-plus years

Steven Watiti was diagnosed with HIV in 1993.

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5 things to know about Ebola outbreak in W. Africa

5 things to know about Ebola outbreak in W. Africa

In this photo taken on Sunday, July 27, 2014, a boy, center, selling soft drinks walk past a clinic taking care of Ebola patients in the Kenema District on the outskirts of Kenema, Sierra Leone. Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has closed some border crossings and ordered strict quara…

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5 things to know about Ebola outbreak in W. Africa

5 things to know about Ebola outbreak in W. Africa

DAKAR, Senegal — There have 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. Here are five things to know about Ebola and how it is spread:

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Drugmaker, pediatricians fight over drug's usage for preemies

CHICAGO — 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.

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Official: Ebola kills senior doctor in Liberia

Official: Ebola kills senior doctor in Liberia

Men read newspapers on a street with headlines about Ebola Virus killing a Liberian in Lagos, Nigeria. Saturday, July 26, 2014. An Ebola outbreak that has left more than 660 people dead across West Africa has spread to the continent's most populous nation after a Liberian man with a high fev…

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Official: Ebola kills senior doctor in Liberia

Official: Ebola kills senior doctor in Liberia

A man reads a newspaper on a Lagos street with the headline Ebola Virus kills Liberian in Lagos, Saturday, July 26, 2014. An Ebola outbreak that has left more than 660 people dead across West Africa has spread to the continent's most populous nation after a Liberian man with a high fever vom…

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Official: Ebola kills senior doctor in Liberia

Official: Ebola kills senior doctor in Liberia

American doctor Kent Brantly, left, treated an Ebola patient in Monrovia, Liberia, before he too fell ill. He is receiving intensive medical care, but isn’t “out of the woods yet.”

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Ebola kills high-profile doctor in Liberia

Ebola kills high-profile doctor in Liberia

MONROVIA, Liberia — One of Liberia’s most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, officials said Sunday, and an American physician was being treated for the deadly virus, highlighting the risks facing health workers trying to combat an outbreak that has killed more than 670 people in West Af…

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Carolyn Hax: Life partner choice not about being noble

Carolyn Hax: Life partner choice not about being noble

 "Foreign and scary" five years in = Does Not Work.

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Diabetes Quick Fix: Roasted Salmon With Asparagus and Pepper Penne Pasta

This is the season for wild salmon. It’s so flavorful, it only needs a little olive oil and salt and pepper and it cooks in minutes. At other times of the year, good quality wild salmon can be found in the frozen seafood section of the supermarket.

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Doctors use immune therapy against cervical cancer

CHICAGO (AP) — Two years ago, Arrica Wallace was riddled with tumors from widely spread cervical cancer that the strongest chemotherapy and radiation could not beat back. Today, the Kansas mother shows no signs of the disease, and it was her own immune system that made it go away.

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Diabetes Quick Fix: Veal Roll-Ups with Parmesan Beans and Tomatoes

Veal rolls are a popular dish in Emilia-Romagna, a rich and fertile area of Northern Italy where veal is a specialty. Serve them with easy parmesan beans and tomatoes.

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Diabetes Quick Fix: Steak dish shows off Korean flavors

Steak plays an important role in Korean cooking, unlike other Asian cuisines. Invading Mongols brought beef to Korea in the Middle Ages. Rice cooked with spinach and bean sprouts is another Korean staple. I have adapted these recipes to showcase the intriguing flavors of Korean cooking while…

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for March 9

 While I'm away, readers give the advice. 

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for March 2

 While I'm away, readers give the advice. 

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