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Temperature checks are part of Ebola screening at  at the Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014.   (AP Photo/Yonhap, Shin Jun-hee)
Temperature checks are part of Ebola screening at at the Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Yonhap, Shin Jun-hee)
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NIH’s Fauci sees vaccine for Ebola by mid-2015

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The nation's top infectious disease official says there's hope that a vaccine against Ebola will be available as early as next July.

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An Ebola patient comforted in 2007 by Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders) nurse Isabel Grovas, left, and Doctor Hilde Declerck, right, in Kampungu, Kasai Occidental province, Congo.  (AP Photo/WHO, Christopher Black, File)
An Ebola patient comforted in 2007 by Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders) nurse Isabel Grovas, left, and Doctor Hilde Declerck, right, in Kampungu, Kasai Occidental province, Congo. (AP Photo/WHO, Christopher Black, File)
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Q & A: Why isn’t there a treatment or vaccine for Ebola?

LONDON (AP) -- In the four decades since the Ebola virus was first identified in Africa, treatment hasn't changed much. There are no licensed drugs or vaccines for the deadly disease.

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(Ingram Publishing/ThinkStock)
(Ingram Publishing/ThinkStock)
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SAFE PLAY Act takes on youth sports injuries

Newly-introduced legislation on the federal level looks to put a dent in the millions of young kids who are treated for sports-related injuries each year.

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This photo provided by the CDC shows an ebola Virus. U.S. health officials are monitoring the Ebola outbreak in Africa but say the risk of the deadly germ spreading to the United States is remote. (AP Photo/CDC)
This photo provided by the CDC shows an ebola Virus. U.S. health officials are monitoring the Ebola outbreak in Africa but say the risk of the deadly germ spreading to the United States is remote. (AP Photo/CDC)
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Are we ready if the Ebola outbreak goes global?

There is growing concern the Ebola outbreak in West Africa could soon go global.

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(FEMA, Getty Images News)
(FEMA, Getty Images News)
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West Nile threat rising in NJ

As the dog days of summer approach, New Jersey residents face an elevated threat of contracting a dangerous and potentially deadly disease carried by mosquitoes -- West Nile Virus.

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Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report that cites an alarming 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report that cites an alarming 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
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Generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report released Tuesday that cites an alarming 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973.

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The $1,000-per-pill drug Sovaldi has quickly become the treatment of choice for a liver-wasting viral disease that affects more than 3 million Americans. But insurers are reluctant to cover it. (AP Photo/Gilead Sciences)
The $1,000-per-pill drug Sovaldi has quickly become the treatment of choice for a liver-wasting viral disease that affects more than 3 million Americans. But insurers are reluctant to cover it. (AP Photo/Gilead Sciences)
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$1,000 Sovaldi now hepatitis treatment of choice

WASHINGTON (AP) — The price may be high but so is demand. A new $1,000-per-pill drug has become the treatment of choice for Americans with hepatitis C, a liver-wasting disease that affects more than 3 million.

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This photo provided by the CDC shows an ebola Virus. U.S. health officials are monitoring the Ebola outbreak in Africa but say the risk of the deadly germ spreading to the United States is remote. (AP Photo/CDC)
This photo provided by the CDC shows an ebola Virus. U.S. health officials are monitoring the Ebola outbreak in Africa but say the risk of the deadly germ spreading to the United States is remote. (AP Photo/CDC)
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Ebola outbreak in Africa; Is there risk to US?

NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. health officials are monitoring the Ebola outbreak in Africa but say the risk of the deadly germ spreading to the United States is remote.

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Senate Veterans Affairs Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., left, and House Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., outline their compromise plan to fix  the veterans' health care system. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Senate Veterans Affairs Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., left, and House Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., outline their compromise plan to fix the veterans' health care system. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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Deal to improve veterans’ health care costs $17B

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A bipartisan deal announced Monday would authorize about $17 billion to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat veterans and make it easier to fire executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell, center,  speaks at a news conference at the Treasury Department in Washington, Monday, July 28, 2014, to discuss the release of the annual Trustees Reports. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell, center, speaks at a news conference at the Treasury Department in Washington, Monday, July 28, 2014, to discuss the release of the annual Trustees Reports. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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Medicare’s own health looking better, report says

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Medicare's financial future is looking brighter despite a growing wave of baby boomers reaching retirement.

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