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Obama: US ready to take lead in Ebola fight

After an in-person briefing from the staff at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced a "major increase" in the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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12 states confirm Enterovirus D68 cases

Since mid-August, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed more than 100 cases of Enterovirus D68 in 12 states: Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, New York and Oklahoma.

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Moda: Extending policies creates divided pool

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A spokesman for Moda Health says it doesn't make sense for the company to continue to extend health insurance policies that are not in compliance with the federal health care overhaul.

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Off-duty fire chief saves man choking on food

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The Vancouver fire chief usually doesn't respond to emergency calls, but he jumped into action over the weekend when he saw a man choking on food.

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Study: Schizophrenia is 8 diseases

What we know -- and psychiatrists have diagnosed for decades -- as schizophrenia may really be eight separate diseases, research published in The American Journal of Psychiatry suggests.

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When pregnancy makes you violently ill

"What, are you insane?" That seems to be the response I get most from friends and family members when I tell them that I'd like another child one day. They are typically shocked not because I'm pregnant with my second child but because they've watched me suffer through hyperemesis gravidarum during both of my pregnancies.

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US ramping up Ebola effort

President Barack Obama embarks on a two-day U.S. road trip Tuesday to assess and amplify his government's response to two unconnected overseas emergencies -- the Ebola outbreak in Africa and Islamic terrorists in Iraq and Syria.

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4M fewer uninsured as Affordable Care Act kicks in

The ranks of the uninsured plummeted in early 2014, as millions gained health insurance coverage through Obamacare, new government data released Tuesday found.

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