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In this photo taken on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014,  boys, center, walk past an ambulance, left, equipped to carry Ebola patients, outside the Connaught Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone.  Shoppers crowded streets and markets in Sierra Leone's capital on Thursday, Sept. 18, stocking up for a three-day shutdown that authorities hope will slow the spread of the Ebola outbreak that is accelerating across West Africa. (AP Photo/ Michael Duff)
Sierra Leone to shut down for 3 days to slow EbolaAs Ebola outbreak accelerates, Sierra Leone hopes to slow infections down with 3-day shutdown
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Dr. Thomas Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention speaks on the value of annual flu shots as Dr. William Schaffer, from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, listens during a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014.  Influenza hospitalized a surprisingly high number of young and middle-aged adults last winter, and this time around the government wants more of them vaccinated. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
CDC tells healthy adults not to forget flu vaccineFlu is in season, and CDC wants healthy adults to do a better job getting inoculated
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White House orders plan for antibiotic resistanceWhite House orders government to create national plan on antibiotic-resistant bacteria by 2015
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Medicaid Administrator Marilyn Tavenner, right, testifies before a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014.  The Obama administration says 7.3 million people have signed up for subsidized private health insurance under the health care law, down from 8 million reported earlier this year.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Health law enrollment now 7.3MLatest health law enrollment figures show slippage from 8M high point
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Experts want restrictions on testosterone drug useFDA panel recommends scaling back testosterone use in men, citing little evidence of benefit
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FILE -  In this Sept. 10, 2014 file photo, provided by the Nebraska Medical Center, Ebola patient Dr. Richard Sacra listens to Bible verses, read to him by his wife Debbie Sacra, via a video link . Doctors treating Sacra at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb. said Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, that they are optimistic about his departure from the hospital and expect him to make a full recovery. (AP Photo/Nebraska Medical Center, Max Sacra, File)
Doctors expect Nebraska Ebola patient to recoverDoctors say Ebola patient being treated in Nebraska expected to make full recovery
The Associated Press1 day ago
Experts skeptical of testosterone drug benefitsFDA panel recommends scaling back testosterone use in men, citing little evidence of benefit
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Dr. Anthony Fauci, left, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases talks with Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., second from left, before Fauci's testimony before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education joint hearing on, "Ebola in West Africa: A Global Challenge and Public Health Threat," on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.  Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., watches at right. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
US scientist: Ebola unlikely to become airborneTop US scientist reassures lawmakers it's unlikely that Ebola would mutate to become airborne
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People read newspaper headlines commenting on American President Barrack Obama's announcement on sending troops to fight the Ebola virus in Monrovia, Liberia, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Liberia's president called Wednesday on the world to do more to end a spiraling Ebola outbreak, saying "Liberia cannot defeat Ebola alone." President Barrack Obama announced Tuesday that he will order 3,000 military personnel to West Africa to help contain the dreaded disease, which has killed at least 2,400 people. The U.S. is also planning on delivering 17 treatment centers with 100 beds each to Liberia, which has been hardest hit by the outbreak.  (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)
Liberia president praises US for Ebola help pledgeLiberia's president praises US Ebola aid, hopes it will spur other nations to chip in
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Study: Americans endure unwanted care near deathAmericans want to die at home, free from pain, but often the opposite happens, report finds
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Artificial sweeteners are displayed, on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, in New York. Artificial sweeteners may set the stage for diabetes in some people by hampering the way their bodies handle sugar, according to results of a study released Wednesday by the journal Nature. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane)
Study: Artificial Sweeteners may promote diabetesStudy suggests artificial sweeteners may set stage for developing diabetes in some people
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 file photo, an ambulance departs Bellevue Hospital in New York where patients were being evacuated. When Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Northeast nearly two years ago, hospitals found themselves dealing with surges in patients, lost power supplies and employees who couldn’t get to work _ problems that a new federal report finds they were not prepared to handle. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Inspector General Office released a study Wednesday Sept. 17, 2014 on the emergency preparedness and response during the storm at 172 hospitals in the hardest-hit areas of New York, most of Connecticut and all of New Jersey. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
Hospitals struggled during Sandy, report saysHospitals struggled to handle challenges presented by Superstorm Sandy, federal report finds
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