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Va. Lawmakers Approve Health Care Law Change

Updated: 11/11/2014 - Virginia lawmakers approved emergency legislation Monday allowing health insurance companies to renew plans that do not meet the standards of the Affordable Care Act.

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CDC Policy Under Scrutiny After Dallas Nurses Infected with Ebola

Updated: 10/16/2014 - As Thomas Eric Duncan's health deteriorated, nurses Amber Joy Vinson and Nina Pham were at the Ebola patient's side. And despite preventative measures, the two contracted Ebola. Their cases have brought new scrutiny to national Ebola protocols, and authorities are examining whether those guidelines need to be rewritten.

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Federal Official: Fever Screening at 5 U.S. Airports

Updated: 10/08/2014 - The government plans to begin taking the temperatures of travelers from West Africa arriving at five U.S. airports as part of a stepped-up response to the Ebola epidemic.

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Wal-Mart Cuts Health Benefits for Some Part-Timers

Posted: 10/07/2014 - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to eliminate health insurance coverage for some of its part-time U.S. employees in a move aimed at controlling rising health care costs of the nation's largest private employer.

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Ebola in Spain Raises Questions About Protection

Posted: 10/07/2014 - Three more people were under quarantine Tuesday for possible Ebola at a Madrid hospital after a Spanish nursing assistant became infected there, authorities said. More than 50 others were being monitored as experts pressed to figure out why Spain's anti-infection practices failed.

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U.S. Officials Consider Tighter Ebola Screening for Travelers

Posted: 10/06/2014 - Ahead of a White House meeting on the Ebola outbreak, federal health officials said Monday the U.S. is weighing whether to institute extra screening at U.S. airports where travelers from Ebola-stricken African nations may be arriving.

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3 Win Medicine Nobel for Discovering Brain's GPS

Posted: 10/06/2014 - John O'Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser win Nobel in medicine for finding brain's GPS - revelations could lead to advances in diagnosing Alzheimer's.

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UVa. Dedicates New Translational Research Building

Updated: 10/03/2014 - Friday, the University of Virginia School of Medicine dedicated the Ivy Foundation Translational Research Building located in the Fontaine Research Park. The new space is the first facility devoted exclusively to translational medical research.

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Report: Heroin Overdose Deaths Double in U.S.

Posted: 10/03/2014 - Deaths from heroin overdoses doubled from 2010 to 2012, U.S. federal health officials reported Thursday. This big increase in heroin-related deaths is directly tied to the epidemic of narcotic painkiller abuse, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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UN: Air Travel from Ebola Nations Should Continue

Posted: 10/02/2014 - The spokesman for the U.N. secretary-general says the United Nations believes air travel to and from the West African countries affected by the Ebola virus should continue despite the first reported case in the U.S.

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Report: Americans More Depressed Now than Decades Ago

Posted: 10/02/2014 - Researchers examined data from 6.9 million teens and adults in the U.S., and found that contemporary Americans report more symptoms of depression that affect the body, such as trouble sleeping and concentrating, than people typically did in the 1980s.

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Judge: No Obamacare Subsidies Through Federal Insurance Marketplace

Posted: 10/01/2014 - The Affordable Care Act suffered a fresh legal setback on Wednesday, when a federal judge ruled that the federal government could not provide insurance subsidies to customers in states that declined to set up their own marketplaces under the federal health care law.

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