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Medical bills can wreck credit, even when paid off

March 4, 2012, 1:50 am by Associated Press Healthwire

CHICAGO (AP) -- Mike and Laura Park thought their credit record was spotless. The Texas couple wanted to take advantage of low interest rates, so they put their house on the market and talked to a lender about a mortgage on a bigger home in the Dallas-Fort Worth suburbs....


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With the outbreak of the Ebola virus, Ebola protective gear like masks are being bought up quickly. Historically when the threat of a pandemic hits the news, the "preparers" of the world stock up. One on the first line of defense is the Ebola mask. Learn more about what types of Ebola masks can protect you here.

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Obama offers federal help to NY with Ebola case
Associated Press Healthwire : October 24, 2014, 12:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is offering federal support to New York as it responds to its first Ebola case....

WHO: 5 more Ebola vaccines to be tested in Jan
Associated Press Healthwire : October 24, 2014, 8:50 am
LONDON (AP) -- The World Health Organization says millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready in 2015 and five more experimental vaccines will start being tested in January....

UK boy finishes proton therapy in Prague for tumor
Associated Press Healthwire : October 24, 2014, 6:36 am
PRAGUE (AP) -- A clinic in Prague says British boy Ashya King has completed his proton beam therapy treatment for a life-threatening brain tumor....

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Associated Press Healthwire : October 24, 2014, 1:20 am
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Doctors Without Borders says a cholera outbreak in the West African country of Niger killed 20 people and has sickened nearly 1,000 people....

Patients avoiding Dallas hospital where Ebola hit
Associated Press Healthwire : October 23, 2014, 10:10 am
DALLAS (AP) -- The Dallas hospital where a man diagnosed with Ebola died and two nurses were infected with the virus has seen patients flee the hospital, with a more than 50 percent decline in visits to its emergency room since the crisis began....