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Ambulance Ebola patient arrives in Atlanta

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What's more contagious than Ebola? Anxiety

Kisha Bell walks into the Neighborhood Medical Center in Dallas complaining of abdominal pain. But she has a much more pressing concern weighing on her mind.

"Ebola -- can you tell me, I guess, as far as like the symptoms?" she asks the doctor.

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Health care spending expected to grow faster

After years of historically slow growth, health care spending is once again on the rise -- and it's expected to continue to accelerate over the next decade.

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The science of cell phones and brain tumors

The city of Berkeley, California, passed a law that goes into effect next month requiring cell phone stores to inform customers about safety recommendations. The move reopened a decades-old debate about whether mobile phones cause brain tumors.

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Family workouts for bodies, bonding

Busy is the operative word for many modern families. Between school, work and extracurricular demands, every day has family members scattered, doing their own things. Too often, home becomes the place for decompressing in front of a screen -- many ti...

Warning of unsafe levels of E. coli at Cowell Beach

Warning signs will stay up as E. Coli testing continues at Cowell Beach

UPDATE 7/27/15 2:45p.m.: According to the Santa Cruz County Water Resources division, more testing will be done Monday or Tuesday.

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The leading sources of food poisoning

There are an estimated 76 million cases of food poisoning in the United States every year. A small fraction of these illnesses lead to hospitalization and death, but the vast majority usually just lead to a wretched day on the toilet.

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Teva buys Allergan's generic drugs business for $40.5 billion

The world's largest maker of generic drugs is about to get even bigger.

Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical is buying Allergan's generic drugs business for $40.5 billion, the company announced Monday.

Rare procedure to save man's hand

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Saving severed hand by grafting to leg

A man in China may regain use of his hand after it was cut off in an industrial accident. Even more amazing is how the doctors saved the man's hand: They grafted it onto his leg.

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Understanding Health

15 of history’s deadliest disease outbreaks

POSTED: 07:36 AM PDT Oct 22, 2014 

Throughout history, hundreds of millions of lives have been lost to epidemics and pandemics.  Here are 15 of the deadliest.

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