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Breast Cancer Numbers Dip Most in Wealthy, Urban Areas

a shared story    277 weeks 4 days 14 hours 19 minutes ago
Cases of invasive breast cancer in the United States have declined overall, but the decrease is significantly less marked in poor women who live in rural areas, possibly due to differences in the use of hormone therapy (HT), a new study suggests. 

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Doctor Isolated at NYC Hospital Tests Positive for Ebola

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A New York doctor who recently returned from West Africa has tested positive for Ebola Ebola and is being isolated at a New York City hospital, city and state officials said Thursday night. 

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'Clever' Japan firm donates high-tech masks for Ebola fight

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A little-known Japanese company has donated 10,000 high-tech face masks to several Ebola-hit African nations and says it is now getting calls from New York City, which confirmed its first case of the virus Thursday. Clever, a maker of air filters, said it is sending thousands...(more) 

One of three close contacts of New York Ebola patient is in hospital

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - One of three people who were in close contact with a New York doctor who has Ebola is in the hospital, New York City Health Commissioner Mary Travis Bassett said on Thursday. Dr. Craig Spencer, who worked in West Africa with Ebola...(more) 

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New York confirms first Ebola case, world rallies

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A doctor who recently returned to New York from treating Ebola patients in Guinea tested positive for the deadly virus, the first confirmed case in the city. The doctor, Craig Spencer, was placed in isolation at Manhattan's Bellevue Hospital Center earlier Thursday after suffering Ebola symptoms...(more) 

Doctor now with Ebola went through enhanced screening at JFK airport

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - The doctor who has been diagnosed with Ebola in New York City arrived at John F. Kennedy International airport on Oct. 17 and went through the ramped-up screening for travelers from the worst-hit West African countries, officials said on Thursday. The U.S....(more) 

Study: Weightlifting helps breast cancer survivors

a shared story    270 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago
Breast cancer survivors have been getting bum advice. For decades, many doctors warned that lifting weights or even heavy groceries could cause painful arm swelling. New research shows that weight training actually helps prevent this problem.... 

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In NYC Ebola case, crowded city complicates efforts to track exposure

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By Jonathan Allen and Julie Steenhuysen NEW YORK/CHICAGO (Reuters) - As a New York City doctor tests positive for Ebola after volunteering in West Africa, health officials face the challenge of deciding how wide a net to cast for his possible contacts in the largest, most...(more) 

Health insurance options limited after job loss

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John Mathson had been paying about $550 a month to continue his health insurance coverage after the 63-year-old Eureka man got laid off in October after 39 years at the Evergreen Pulp mill. 

Potential Ebola patient in New York had contact with few people

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - The doctor being tested for Ebola at a New York City hospital had direct contact with very few people, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Thursday. “Our understanding is that very few people were in direct contact with him,” the mayor said...(more) 

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a shared story    378 weeks 5 days 1 hour 52 minutes ago
Although the lure of Big Sur is timeless, hopping in the saddle is a novel way to enjoy the spectacular scenery. At Molera Horseback Tours - one of the few companies that offer the service in Big Sur - riders of any experience level can go...(more) 

NY doctor being tested for Ebola has not been working at hospital

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - The doctor being tested in New York for Ebola has not been back to his hospital job or seen patients since returning from West Africa, New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center said on Thursday. Dr. Craig Spencer was described as a...(more) 

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