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His Eyes, Her Voice

The elevator door opened. Right in front of us were a young, and handsome, couple who were pushing a stroller with a very young child, a girl, who was looking up at us and smiling. Because they needed a little time to move over for us...Show More Summary

Msgr. William B. O’Brien, 90, Is Dead; Helped Start Drug Rehabilitation Agency

2 hours agoHealth : NYT: Health

The monsignor became a powerful advocate of drug treatment programs and a fierce critic of the war on drugs.

Ask Well: Ebola Testing for All New Arrivals?

3 hours agoHealth : Well

Readers ask: Why isn’t everyone who arrives from West Africa immediately tested for Ebola? Why don’t we look at their blood under a microscope?

Well: Ask Well: Ebola Testing for All New Arrivals?

3 hours agoHealth : NYT: Health

Readers ask: Why isn’t everyone who arrives from West Africa immediately tested for Ebola? Why don’t we look at their blood under a microscope?

VTech InnoTab Review and Giveaway

A giveaway just in time for the holidays! How would your child like to have a VTech InnoTab3SPlus Learning Tablet (part of the InnoTab family) under the tree this year? My kids had the opportunity to receive one to review. Since we do have a larger tablet I wasn't sure how much they might use and enjoy the InnoTab3S, but it enjoy it they have. Show More Summary

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio reassures unruffled Manhattanites over Ebola

5 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

NEW YORK — Bright autumn sunshine spilled over the red-striped awning of the Meatball Shop in the West Village on Saturday afternoon. Inside the restaurant, a dozen photographers and journalists elbowed each other for room, waiting for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to make his appearance. Read full article >>

U.S. Ebola fighters head to Africa, but will the military and civilian effort be enough?

6 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

Hundreds of Americans have flown to Liberia in the past few days. Thousands more are on the way. This Ebola corps is a collection of doctors, nurses, scientists, soldiers, aviators, technicians, mechanics and engineers. Many are volunteers...Show More Summary

Insurers’ Consumer Data Isn’t Ready for Enrollees

6 hours agoHealth : NYT: Health

Open enrollment for health care begins on Nov. 15, but insurance companies will not yet have to provide consumers with key data required under the Affordable Care Act.

No mandatory Ebola quarantine for health workers coming to Washington area

6 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

One day after governors in New York, New Jersey and Illinois imposed a mandatory 21-day quarantine on medical workers returning from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa, public health officials in the District, Maryland and Virginia did not follow suit Saturday, intensifying a national debate over how to prevent the spread of the disease. Read full article >>

New York Ebola Patient Enters Next, More Serious Phase of Illness, Officials Say

6 hours agoHealth : NYT: Health

The condition of Dr. Craig Spencer worsened on Saturday, as can happen with those undergoing treatment for the virus, health officials said, even those who recover.

More Than 10,000 Africa Ebola Cases, Health Agency Says

6 hours agoHealth : NYT: Health

A total of 10,141 people had contracted the disease worldwide, the World Health Organization said in its latest update on the progress of the epidemic.

Paying Till It Hurts: As Insurers Try to Limit Costs, Providers Hit Patients With More Separate Fees

7 hours agoHealth : NYT: Health

As insurers and providers fight over revenue in an era of cost control, patients often find themselves nickel-and-dimed between them.

For Pregnant Marathoners, 2 Endurance Tests

7 hours agoHealth : NYT: Health

The top women competing in the New York City Marathon increasingly find ways to accommodate pregnancies and training in their busy schedules.

Corner Office: Dr. Laurie Glimcher, on Putting Everything on the Line

7 hours agoHealth : NYT: Health

A medical school dean asks: “As a scientist, if you’re not willing to take big risks and try daring experiments, what is the point?”

A secret way to improve your self esteem

Aleisha, a professional woman in her late twenties, loves her job but worries that she’s not good enough at it. However, even though she often questions her abilities, the evidence is that she’s pretty good at it. A recent promotion and substantial raise should have boosted her self-confidence. But now she’s feeling even less secure than ever. read more

NYC Mayor Noshes on Meatballs to Calm Ebola Fears

9 hours agoHealth : Healthland

Mayor says he was not informed of new quarantine plans

After Negative Ebola Test, Quarantined Nurse Criticizes Treatment at Newark Airport

9 hours agoHealth : NYT: Health

Kaci Hickox, quarantined in Newark after arriving from West Africa, tested negative for Ebola and posted an essay online in which she criticized the way she was treated at the airport.

NYC Health Commissioner Has Helped Quell Ebola Fears

9 hours agoHealth : NYT: Health

Thrust into the limelight, the health commissioner, Dr. Mary Travis Bassett, has proved a calming presence as the city grapples with a confirmed case of the Ebola virus.

Early New York Response: Polar Opposite of Dallas’s

9 hours agoHealth : NYT: Health

Learning from missteps in the Dallas cases of Ebola, health workers and officials took a different approach in the case of a doctor who fell ill in New York.

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