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Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Ryan Chukuske never imagined eight years ago that he would run a marathon, let alone one twice in one day. But the Minnesota runner proved otherwise Sunday, running 52.4 consecutive miles in the Mankato Marathon. The run is 26.2 miles long."The slogan is, 'Go Bold for Mankato,'" [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014
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Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images(ATLANTA) -- A patient who was hospitalized at Emory University Hospital last month with the Ebola virus was discharged on Sunday, the hospital said.The patient, who was not identified, was the third Ebola patient treated at Emory University, following Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol. [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014
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Will Montgomery(DALLAS) -- The last nurse to leave the hospital room where Thomas Eric Duncan died has written a poem about the Ebola patient, penned during the sleepless days after Duncan's death, a source told ABC News.The source provided the poem to ABC News, noting that the nurse who [...]
Tue, Oct 21, 2014
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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Children whose parents work with Ebola patients are being disinvited from birthday parties, according to one hospital.Dr. Mark Rupp, an infectious disease specialist at the Nebraska Medical Center, spoke at the hospital in an attempt to calm fears surrounding the Ebola virus. During his remarks he mentioned [...]
Mon, Oct 20, 2014
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LI Hospitals prepare for any Ebola cases

Both Nassau and Suffolk counties are outlining their preparations in the event that any cases of Ebola are diagnosed on Long Island.  At the Nassau University Medical Center, protective gear was demonstrated for healthcare workers, some of whom expressed skepticism about the...

Americans Have No Beef with Getting Their Protein from Meat

(NEW YORK) — One of the health lessons drummed into kids’ heads is that proteins are essential nutrients in building strong bodies while providing an important fuel source.That lesson sticks with a lot of people well into adulthood given how much Americans consume...

Paralysis Link Suspected as Enterovirus Spreads

(DENVER) — Simon Humphrey spent nine days in a Colorado hospital room fighting for his life.Humphrey, 13, is one of hundreds of children across the country stricken by Enterovirus 68.He later had problems moving his limbs.“I couldn’t move my legs,” he told...

Robin Williams’ Death Highlights Rising Risk of Suicide

(NEW YORK) — The death of actor Robin Williams has highlighted the rising rate of suicide among middle-aged men, the most successful of whom are in no way immune to depression. Williams had spoken candidly about his battle with depression and addiction over his four-decade...

Oldest American Turned 115 on Saturday

(DETROIT) — America’s oldest citizen, Jeralean Talley, turned 115 on Saturday.Talley is considered a “supercentenarian” by the Gerontology Research Group, which tracks some of the oldest people in the world. She is officially believed to be the second oldest person in the...

High Blood Pressure Nearly Kills Mom After Normal Pregnancy

(CHERRY HILL, N.J.) — Sarah Hughes had a great pregnancy and a normal delivery with her second child, Hayley, in October 2010, but five days after the birth, she developed strange symptoms that nearly took her life.“I was nursing her all the time and waking up in the night...

Are Airplane Seats a Ticket to Infection?

(AUBURN, Ala.) — The sneezing passenger in seat 5B. The coughing, hacking child seated between you and the aisle.Catching something during a flight in one of these situations is something that many of us have worried about. But a new study suggests that there are other ways...

Swimming Pool Chemicals Send Thousands to Emergency Rooms, Study Says

(NEW YORK) — Injuries from pool chemicals sent nearly 5,000 people to the emergency room in 2012, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nearly half of the injuries, which experts deem “preventable,” were found in children...