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Courtesy St. John's Hospital

Surgical 'black box' could reduce errors

Inside the operating room, video cameras track every movement. Outside, a small computer-like device analyzes the recordings, identifying when mistakes are made and providing instant feedback to surgeons as they operate.

This is the dream of the surg...

Suburbia neighbors

REUTERS/Mike Blake

Good neighbors are good for your heart

Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health, mind and body.

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CDC

California patient tests negative for Ebola

A patient isolated in a California hospital after possible Ebola exposure does not have the virus, testing revealed.

Happy Meal

McDonalds

New York City aims to slim down Happy Meals

New York City wants to put the Happy Meal on a diet.

Doctors Without Borders treating Ebola outbreak, Guinea

From Doctors Without Borders

Borders closing over Ebola fears

The West African country of Senegal has closed its borders with Guinea over fears that the Ebola outbreak could spread, according to the Senegalese Interior Ministry. The closure includes any aircraft and ships traveling to Senegal from Guinea, Sierr...

Prescription drugs, pills

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DEA tightens rules on hydrocodone products

One person dies every 19 minutes from a prescription drug overdose in the United States. On Thursday, the Drug Enforcement Administration tried to combat this epidemic by saying it will tighten controls on hydrocodone products, some of the most commonly misused narcotic painkillers on the market.

Kent Brantly, wife

REUTERS/Tami Chappell

U.S. Ebola patients released from hospital

Dr. Kent Brantly walked around the room at Emory University Hospital on Thursday, hugging staff members and shaking hands.

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Almond, peanut butter recall hits shoppers, food banks

NeighborImpact learned Wednesday of a voluntary recall by nSPIRED Natural Foods of certain kinds of almond butter and peanut butter possibly contaminated with Salmonella; video: NewsChannel 21's Dan McCarthy talked with the agency and area shoppers.

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