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Breath test developed to detect disease

Breath test developed to detect diseasePat Patwardhan knew something was wrong with his health, but it took several weeks and several tests to get a diagnosis.
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  • 3 days, 4 hours ago
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2 evaluated for Ebola in Mecklenburg Co.

2 evaluated for Ebola in Mecklenburg Co.Two patients are being monitored in Mecklenburg County for Ebola.
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  • 3 days, 20 hours ago
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Nancy Writebol donates blood to new Ebola patient

Nancy Writebol donates blood to new Ebola patientCharlotte Ebola survivor Nancy Wrtiebol is donating plasma to a New York City doctor fighting the virus, according to NBC News.
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  • 5 days ago
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Medicine giveaway helps uninsured in Charlotte

Medicine giveaway helps uninsured in CharlotteCold and flu season is here and people who have a tough time making ends meet got a little help feeling better Saturday.
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  • 6 days, 5 hours ago
Consumer

Blue Cross reveals 2015 health insurance rates

Blue Cross reveals 2015 health insurance ratesNorth Carolina's largest health insurer said on Wednesday that 2015 rates will rise by more than 13 percent
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  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Health

Local nursing students reassured about Ebola procedures

Local nursing students reassured about Ebola proceduresSchool and local health officials wanted to prepare students not only for dealing with Ebola, but also pandemic events over their career.
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago
NASCAR

Earnhardt helps UPMC raise concussion awareness

Earnhardt helps UPMC raise concussion awarenessDale Earnhardt Jr. knew immediately something was wrong during a 2012 crash at Talladega, where his car was hit hard from behind.
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  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Health

CMC says it is prepared to meet new Ebola guidelines

CMC says it is prepared to meet new Ebola guidelinesCarolinas Medical Center says it already has in place most of the new guidelines the Centers for Disease Control has put in place for hospitals to follow in case someone comes in with Ebola.
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  • 1 week, 3 days ago
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CDC issues new rules for protecting workers from Ebola

CDC issues new rules for protecting workers from EbolaHospital workers treating Ebola patients should wear double sets of gloves, disposable hoods with full face shields and special masks, according to strengthened guidelines issued Monday night by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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  • 1 week, 3 days ago
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U.S. limits fliers from Ebola nations to 5 airports

U.S. limits fliers from Ebola nations to 5 airportsThe Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday that all travelers from Ebola outbreak countries in West Africa will be funneled through one of five U.S. airports with enhanced screening starting Wednesday.
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  • 1 week, 3 days ago
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Union County prepares for Ebola scenario

Union County prepares for Ebola scenarioUnion County prepares for Ebola scenario
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  • 1 week, 3 days ago
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U.N. staffer dies of Ebola in Sierra Leone

U.N. staffer dies of Ebola in Sierra LeoneA United Nations driver in Sierra Leone has died of the Ebola virus, officials said Monday.
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
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Buddy Check: Doctors encouraging self awareness

Buddy Check: Doctors encouraging self awarenessBuddy Check: Doctors encouraging self awareness
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
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New doctors site rates for experience, quality

New doctors site rates for experience, qualityNew doctors site rates for experience, quality
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
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Sick passenger prompts Ebola scare at Charlotte Douglas

Sick passenger prompts Ebola scare at Charlotte DouglasA sick woman on a plane leaving from Charlotte Douglas Airport prompted the City's Ebola-protocols Friday night.
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  • 1 week, 6 days ago
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Hagan calls for Ebola travel ban

Hagan calls for Ebola travel banWith the race tied and just days to go before November 4th's Election Day, Senator Kay Hagan is now calling for a travel ban as part of the solution to the Ebola crisis.
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  • 2 weeks ago
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2 more people being tested for Salmonella in Gaston Co.

2 more people being tested for Salmonella in Gaston Co.Two more people who attended a church conference in Gaston County are being tested after developing symptoms of Salmonella.
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  • 2 weeks ago
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What an Ebola cleanup would look like in your home

What an Ebola cleanup would look like in your homeIf the Ebola virus spreads to the greater Charlotte area and requires the decontamination of a home, apartment, business or airplane, a local biohazard specialist says his team is ready to handle the situation if they are called to help.
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  • 2 weeks ago
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Rabid bat removed from Hickory home

Rabid bat removed from Hickory homeA rabid bat was removed from a home in Hickory on Wednesday.
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  • 2 weeks ago
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NC drugmaker gets FDA OK to test drug for Ebola

NC drugmaker gets FDA OK to test drug for EbolaNorth Carolina drugmaker plans to test its experimental antiviral drug in patients who have Ebola, after getting authorization from regulators at the Food and Drug Administration.
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  • 2 weeks ago
Politics

Ebola scare closes Pentagon parking lot

Ebola scare closes Pentagon parking lotEbola scare closes Pentagon parking lot
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  • 2 weeks ago
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Biden's son discharged from Navy Reserve

Biden's son discharged from Navy ReserveBiden's son discharged from Navy Reserve
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  • 2 weeks ago
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Nurse speaks out on hospital's lack of Ebola preparedness

Nurse speaks out on hospital's lack of Ebola preparednessIn an exclusive interview with NBC's Matt Lauer from Today, a Texas nurse spoke out about the lack of planning at the hospital where an Ebola patient died and two nurses contracted the virus.
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  • 2 weeks ago
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Is South Carolina ready to handle an Ebola patient?

Is South Carolina ready to handle an Ebola patient?The Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston is the first hospital in the Palmetto state to announce it will treat Ebola patients, if a case appears.
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  • 2 weeks ago
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CDC: Nurse may have had symptoms during flight

CDC: Nurse may have had symptoms during flightA spokesman for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says they have new information that shows Amber Vinson may have had symptoms of Ebola as early as Friday.
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  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
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CDC trucks raise questions in Hickory

CDC trucks raise questions in HickoryFour tractor trailer trucks from the Centers for Disease Control triggered concerns Thursday that there was something related to Ebola going on in Hickory.
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  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
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Expert: Dallas hospital did things right - and wrong

Expert: Dallas hospital did things right - and wrongDoctors and nurses at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas caring for Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan did many things right, including donning proper equipment early, isolating the patient and meticulously disposing of soiled sheets and other waste
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  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago