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Jovan Belcher

Kansas City Chiefs

Doctor: Jovan Belcher likely had CTE

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher likely had a devastating brain disease when he shot and killed his girlfriend and then himself two years ago, a doctor says in a new report.

Operating room, hospital

Ferre' Dollar/CNN

Hospitals ask patients to pay upfront

Get ready to whip out your credit card before you are wheeled into the operating room or undergo an MRI.

CDC

Ferre' Dollar/CNN

CDC investigates kids' limb paralysis

Health officials are looking for the cause of a neurologic illness that's affected 10 children in Colorado.

Birth control pills

Jay Schexnyder/CNN

Doctors: Don't put your teen on 'the pill'

When it comes to effective birth control for teens, "the pill" might be considered a reproductive relic.

TB, tuberculosis

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

5 babies test positive for TB in Texas

Five babies in El Paso, Texas, have tested positive for tuberculosis after being exposed to the infectious disease at a local hospital, the city's health department says.

Brothers take road trip before going blind

Courtesy Driving Blind

Brothers take a road trip before going blind

Tod Purvis and his brother Justin knew that they were going blind. Both had been diagnosed with choroideremia, a rare genetic disorder that causes progressive vision loss and eventually leads to complete blindness.

Ebola virus in black and white

Centers for Disease Control

Patient exposed to Ebola arrives in U.S.

An American doctor who was exposed to Ebola has arrived at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, the National Institutes of Health said Sunday.

The doctor was volunteering at an Ebola treatment unit in Sierra Leone and arrived from an "overs...

National Drug Take Back Day

College students face higher risk of prescription pill abuse, study says

College-age kids may have easier access to illegal prescription drugs.  Counselors are trying to tackle the problem locally.

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