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  • October 27, 2014  

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie revised their states’ policies for quarantining health care workers returning from West Africa. That comes after a nurse in Newark threatened a lawsuit for being confined for three days without symptoms. Meanwhile, the CDC offered its own recommendations for medical workers who have direct contact with Ebola. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • October 27, 2014  

    New guidelines from the CDC recommend voluntary at-home isolation for health care workers returning from West Africa who are in a so-called high-risk category. Are those guidelines are strict enough? Judy Woodruff talks to Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases about how health officials determine the right course of action. Continue reading

  • October 16, 2014  

    As new cases have been diagnosed in the U.S. and the Centers for Disease Control expands its investigation, national concern has skyrocketed. Gwen Ifill explores the psychology behind the public anxiety with Dr. Eden Wells of the University of Michigan and Valerie Reyna of Cornell University. Continue reading

  • October 15, 2014  

    A second Dallas nurse has been infected with Ebola. It’s unclear how Amber Vinson, who cared for late Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, contracted the virus, but she reportedly took a commercial airline flight when she already had a slight fever. Judy Woodruff reports on the response by the Obama administration and the CDC. Continue reading

  • October 15, 2014  

    Officials have been saying that the U.S. knows how to stop Ebola, but now another nurse has been infected. What’s gone wrong? Judy Woodruff talks to Laurie Garrett of the Council on Foreign Relations. Continue reading

  • October 14, 2014  

    After being diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, 29-year-old Brittany Maynard moved her family from California to Oregon to die on her own terms. Oregon law allows Maynard to take lethal prescription medication to end her life. Jeffrey Brown gets debate from Barbara Coombs Lee of Compassion & Choices and Dr. Ira Byock of Providence Institute for Human Caring. Continue reading

  • October 14, 2014  

    Americans eat twice as much salt as recommended, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While the health risks associated with high sodium intake are widely known, many Americans won’t sacrifice taste to eat healthily. What causes these cravings and how can we limit them? Hari Sreenivasan examines a mission to revolutionize the processed food business. Continue reading

  • October 8, 2014  

    Go inside the Emergency Operations Center at the CDC, the information hub where doctors and scientists are at the front lines of the effort to contain and control the Ebola virus. Special correspondent Kathleen McCleery reports from Atlanta on the challenges of keeping up with the fast-moving epidemic. Continue reading

  • September 22, 2014  

    In Liberia, the total number of cases of the Ebola virus is being doubled about every three weeks. Dr. Kevin De Cock, the director of the CDC Center for Global Health, says that unless the outbreak is slowed down, there may be hundreds of thousands of cases by early next year. Jeffrey Brown interviewed him in Nairobi, Kenya, about possible worst-case scenarios. Continue reading

  • September 15, 2014  

    One out of three Americans over 20 is pre-diabetic and another 29 million already have diabetes. According to a recent report, the risk for some cancers is 15 percent higher for someone with higher-than-normal blood sugar. Gwen Ifill speaks with Dr. David Nathan, director of the Diabetes Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, about how to prevent high blood sugar levels. Continue reading

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