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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.

Ebola...

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Nearly half a million enroll in ObamaCare

Nearly half a million Americans chose plans on HealthCare.gov during the first week of open enrollment for 2015, a sign the federal health care site has improved since its rocky rollout last year.

Donuts, doughnuts

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Trans fat may hurt your memory

If you can't remember where your car keys are, you may want to eat fewer muffins.

smoking cigarette with ash

Zsuzsanna Kilian/SXC

Chinese company makes one-third of the world's cigarettes

When it comes to the tobacco business, bigger has long been considered better in China.

Women's health file

Why female execs get depressed more than men

Alyson Breathed remembers working such long hours as a hotel marketing manager that sometimes, her evening nanny had to bring Breathed's two children to work.

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From ALCF

Lung cancer battle: Time for action

For the 108,000 women who are diagnosed with lung cancer each year, Lung Cancer Awareness Month can be a lonely time of year.

Bird flu Europe

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Bird flu worries spread in Europe

Europeans are worried about a possible continent-wide bird flu epidemic after a wild duck tested positive for the H5N8 virus in northeast Germany, authorities said.

The virus was first discovered earlier this month in domesticated birds at a turkey f...

Sad anxious depressed woman

SXC

A bad marriage might literally break a heart

If you are in an unhappy marriage, you may want to check in with a cardiologist.

A study led by a Michigan State University sociologist has found that older couples in bad marriages, especially wives, have a higher risk for heart disease than those wh...

Ebola

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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