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Dallas Hospital That Treated First Ebola Patient Posts Poor ER Benchmarks

AP | Amanda L. Chan | October 22, 2014 | Healthy Living
DALLAS (AP) — Diplomas from outstanding medical schools. Records free of discipline. A team trusted by a president. For all the strengths of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, the first U.S.-diagnosed Ebola patient walked through its seemingly weakest link: the emergency room. Presbyterian met or exceeded 75 percent of 138...

Health Officials Setting Up Network Of Hospitals To Handle Ebola Patients

Reuters | Reuters | October 22, 2014 | Healthy Living
By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO, Oct 22 (Reuters) - U.S. health officials are setting up a network of about 20 go-to hospitals to handle the care of an Ebola patient rather than rely on any facility to treat the virus, according to comments from a senior administration official. The United States...

The Ebola Outbreak And The Void Left By The Absence Of Government

Sam Stein | October 22, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON -- Few epidemiologists are as publicly lauded as Don Francis. The longtime public health worker has toiled on multiple continents in efforts to eradicate some of the world's deadliest diseases, from smallpox in South Asia to cholera in Nigeria to hepatitis B in the United States and China. ...

Printer Turns Photos Into 3-D Objects So Blind People Can Hold Onto Treasured Memories

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | October 22, 2014 | Good News
Glance at an old photograph, and all of a sudden the memories come rushing back: The ski trip you took with your family as a child; the first time you rode a bike without training wheels; a beloved grandparent, perhaps. Simple, right? Not for the blind, who are unable to...

Milk Substitutes Might Not Give Kids Enough Vitamin D, Study Says

Caroline Bologna | October 22, 2014 | Parents
BY SHEREEN LEHMAN NEW YORK Tue Oct 21, 2014 1:09pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Young children who drank nondairy replacement milks instead of cow’s milk were more like to have low levels of vitamin D in their blood, a new study found. Parents...

Dads Are Just As Stressed As Moms, According To A New Poll

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | October 22, 2014 | Parents
Parents with children who live at home experience more stress -- and more joy -- than non-parents and parents without children in the home, according to a new poll by Gallup. But there isn't one parent who experiences a greater stretching of emotions: On average, both dads and...

Americans Are A Little More Worried About The Flu Than Ebola

Ariel Edwards-Levy | October 22, 2014 | Healthy Living
WASHINGTON -- When media outlets aren't hyping the threat of Ebola, they're embracing a much more helpful trend: stories explaining we should really worry about the flu. Americans...

The List Of Top Thriving Countries Around The World Will Surprise You

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | October 22, 2014 | Healthy Living
While we make small efforts each day to seek happiness, health and balance in our lives, the people at Gallup are the gathering data regarding how we feel about the progress we are making. And over the last decade, they asked people worldwide -- 80 percent via in-person interviews and...

Obama Says He's Cautiously Optimistic About Ebola Situation In U.S.

AP | Igor Bobic | October 22, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he's cautiously more optimistic about the Ebola situation in the U.S. Obama notes that relatives of the only person to die of Ebola in the U.S. have been freed from quarantine. And he notes that two nurses from a Dallas hospital who were...

California City Becomes First In State To Ban Tobacco Sales To Anyone Under 21

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | October 22, 2014 | Politics
A Northern California city has become the first in the state to approve raising the minimum age for tobacco purchases. Healdsburg, California's city council voted 4-1 Monday to raise the age threshold required for tobacco purchases from 18 to 21. (California state law mandates...

Oklahoma Judge Allows Law Banning Abortion Pills To Take Effect

Reuters | Reuters | October 22, 2014 | Politics
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY, Oct 22 (Reuters) - An Oklahoma judge said on Wednesday he will allow a law that bans abortion-inducing drugs to take effect as planned on Nov. 1, over the objections of abortion rights advocates who said the measure is poor public health policy that could...

YouTube Star Grace Helbig Explains Why Being An Introvert Isn't So Bad

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | October 22, 2014 | Teen
Hilarious YouTube star Grace Helbig has a loyal fan base because of her fun personality and side-splitting hijinks. But behind the scenes, enjoying some quality alone time is much more her style. In her latest book, Grace's Guide: The Art of Pretending To Be A Grown-up, Helbig...

Ancient Bones Show Roman Gladiators Ate Vegetarian Diet, Drank A Weird Tonic

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | October 22, 2014 | Science
Roman gladiators may have been gluttons for punishment, what with all that heavy combat. But a new analysis of their bones suggests they favored lighter fare in their food, eating mostly vegetables--along with a sort of sports drink made of ashes. Why eat ashes? "Plant ashes were evidently...

New Pan American Health Organization Report Reveals Stunning Suicide Statistics

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | October 22, 2014 | Healthy Living
More than seven people die from suicide every hour in the Americas, according to a new report released by the Pan American Health Organization. Using data from 48 countries and territories in the Western Hemisphere, researchers found that nearly 65,000 people take their own lives in the...

Gluten Mingle Is The Dating Site That Loves Bread As Much As You

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | October 22, 2014 | Comedy
Do you love cake, pizza, pasta and all things wonderfully gluten-rich? If so, then Gluten Mingle would be the perfect dating site for you -- if it were real, that is. A new parody ad from comedic duo Adam Grimes and Jessica Sattelberger touts a haven for find...

Dog Of Ebola-Infected Dallas Nurse Tests Negative For The Virus, Is 'Doing Great'

Katherine Boehrer | October 22, 2014 | Green
DALLAS, Oct 22 (Reuters) - The 1-year-old King Charles Spaniel belonging to a Dallas nurse infected with Ebola has tested free of the virus and will remain in isolation for the remainder of his 21-day monitoring period, the city of Dallas said on Wednesday. "Bentley is doing great! Turns out...

Texas Ramps Up Ebola Response With Two Designated Treatment Centers

Anna Almendrala | October 22, 2014 | Healthy Living
After weathering the first diagnosis and transmissions of Ebola in the United States, the state of Texas will create facilities that health officials say are better equipped to treat future Ebola patients than general hospitals. Gov. Rick Perry announced that the state would build a new infectious...

Couples Draw Each Other From Memory, Hilarious Difficulties Ensue

Avery Stone | October 22, 2014 | Weddings
No matter how long a couple has been together, there's a base level assumption that they at least know what one another looks like. But when the lovebirds in the video above were asked to draw each other from memory, replicating their partner on paper proved a lot...

Ebola Death Toll Rises To 4,877

Alana Horowitz | October 22, 2014 | World
GENEVA, Oct 22 (Reuters) - At least 4,877 people have died in the world's worst recorded outbreak of Ebola, and at least 9,936 cases of the disease had been recorded as of Oct 19, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. The worst-hit countries - Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea...

What Americans Fear Most

Carolyn Gregoire | October 22, 2014 | Healthy Living
What are Americans afraid of? No, it's not Ebola. According to the first large-scale study on fear in America, what we're most worried about is walking alone at night. The survey, conducted by a multidisciplinary team of Chapman researchers, polled 1,500 adults across the country,...
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