Oregon Will Try New Strategy To Reduce Unwanted Pregnancies

Oregon is about to try a new way of reducing the number of unwanted pregnancies in the state as part of an ongoing health-care overhaul.

Fashion Police: Why Are You Wearing Rubber Boots In Liberia?

NPR |Oct. 24, 2014 8:12 p.m.

Like most people in Monrovia, our correspondent is constantly washing her hands with chlorinated water. But her booted feet are drawing strange looks.

New York, New Jersey Will Quarantine All Travelers With Ebola Contact

NPR |Oct. 24, 2014 3:51 p.m.

The announcement follows the positive Ebola test that came back Thursday night for Dr. Craig Spencer, who recently had returned to New York City after a stint with Doctors Without Borders in Guinea.

For Hospitals, Doing More On Ebola May Mean Less Elsewhere

NPR |Oct. 24, 2014 3:50 p.m.

The majority of hospitals are training their staff to care for Ebola patients, a survey finds. But infection control specialists say that can mean losing the capacity more common infections.

Fighting The Stigma Of Ebola With Hugs

NPR |Oct. 24, 2014 2:28 p.m.

When President Obama and Dr. Anthony Fauci hugged Dallas nurse Nina Pham on Friday, it was as much to combat the stigma surrounding the deadly virus as to celebrate her survival.

Dallas Nurse Nina Pham, Now 'Ebola Free,' Discharged By NIH

NPR |Oct. 24, 2014 2:06 p.m.

The National Institutes of Health in Maryland announced that the 26-year-old who was infected while caring for a Liberian patient, has no detectable virus in her blood.

Ebola In The United States: What Happened When

NPR |Oct. 24, 2014 2:02 p.m.

Taming Ebola virus is now a challenge for the American health care system. We track the U.S. experience with Ebola from the appearance an Ebola strain in laboratory monkeys in Reston, Va., in 1989.

I'll (Gag) Drink To That: Oral Rehydration Key For Ebola Patients

NPR |Oct. 24, 2014 1:55 p.m.

Ebola survivors in Nigeria credit the nasty-tasting oral rehydration solution for their recovery. One doctor wants more attention paid to that kind of low-tech treatment.

When You've Seen Subway Rats, Ebola Seems Like Nothin'

NPR |Oct. 24, 2014 1:06 p.m.

New York has no time for fear-mongering and wild speculation about the spread of disease through their city. They're too busy crafting the perfect "Ebowla" joke for Twitter.

A 'Good Death' Still Hurts

OPB |Oct. 24, 2014 11:26 a.m.

Health writer and surgeon Atul Gawande's talked about the death of his daughter's music teacher as an example of a "good death" — but that doesn't take away from the loss.

What's My Risk Of Catching Ebola?

NPR |Oct. 24, 2014 11:09 a.m.

Folks in the U.S. are in a panic about catching Ebola. Let's just say, you're more likely to be eaten by a shark. The situation in Liberia, however, is starkly different.

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