WHO: West Africa Ebola death toll rises to 1,350
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- This comes after a number of airlines and shipping services have halted transport to the worst affected capitals of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.
Local hospitals open 'Milk Labs' to improve breast feeding rates
- GRU has had a breast milk lab for 3 years now, shipping in donor milk for moms who can't breast feed. University Hospital is also starting a milk lab to keep local babies healthy.
Missionary visits Ebola-stricken wife in hospital
- He says he looked through the glass in the isolation room and spotted his wife on the other side. They both placed their hands on opposite sides of the glass and cried.
4,800 in SC must verify status to keep coverage
- If they don't send in their documentation by Sept. 5, their coverage will end Sept. 30.
Missionaries return to US and Ebola quarantine
- They will be spending those weeks in motor vehicles on a portion of the Charlotte-based group's 90-acre campus not far from the South Carolina line.
SC Medicaid dealing with application backlog
- Deputy director John Supra says the agency should be caught up within a couple of weeks. Six temporary employees hired since July 1 are helping with the paperwork. Of the decisions made so far, 56 percent are approvals. Many others who applied were already enrolled.
US doctor with Ebola says he is getting stronger
- Writebol's husband, David, who remains in Liberia, told reporters Friday in a call organized by aid group SIM USA his wife appears to be improving.
WHO: Ebola outbreak is a public health emergency
- On Friday, WHO announced the Ebola outbreak -- the largest and longest in history -- is worrying enough to merit being declared an international health emergency. WHO declared similar emergencies for the swine flu pandemic in 2009 and for polio in May.
Obama signs veterans' health care overhaul
- President Barack Obama says the government must ensure that the Veterans Affairs Department has the resources to keep up with the demands of troops returning from war.
Liberia, S. Leone race to enforce Ebola quarantine
- President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has said that some civil liberties may be suspended as authorities try to stamp out the disease blamed for more than 900 deaths in four West African countries this year.
WHO: Ebola death toll reaches 932; 1,700 cases
- The outbreak emerged in March in Guinea and shows no sign of slowing down. Most of the new deaths are coming from Liberia and Sierra Leone.
GRU leading minority cancer research program
- GRU officials say the university's cancer center has been awarded a five-year grant from the National Cancer Institute to lead the research program in partnership with the Morehouse School of Medicine and the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health at Georgia Southern University.
Deadly Ebola outbreak changes local doctor's plans
- Every November, Dr. Kuhn takes a team from MCG to West Africa. They provide medical care to 3 or 4 very remote tribes there, but this year, he had to change plans.
Graham praises new veteran health care bill
- Graham said Tuesday that getting rid of the people who have caused problems in the Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics is the only way to assure that wait times get shorter and the quality of care gets better.
2nd American aid worker with Ebola arrives in Atlanta
- The patient will be treated at an isolated unit at Emory University Hospital.
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