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Educating people on water contamination in St. Joseph County

St. Joseph County residents need to be informed about water contamination. That's what one group is saying.

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Peace Corps removes workers over Ebola threat

Hundreds dead. Many more infected. Pervasive fear and denial, challenging authorities in west Africa who are trying to assess and address the Ebola crisis.

And it's only getting worse.

That's what…

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Could a blood test predict suicides?

Approximately 36,000 deaths are caused by suicide each year in the United States. What if a simple blood test could one day help prevent that from happening?

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House approves bill to overhaul VA

The House on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a $16 billion bill to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs. House approves filing lawsuit against president

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Ebola doctor in Sierra Leone dies

A doctor who was on the front lines fighting the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone has died from complications of the disease, Doctors Without Borders said Tuesday.

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What is Ebola and why does it kill?

The deadliest outbreak of Ebola virus on record has sparked fears that the killer virus could spread from west Africa to other regions and continents.

The outbreak began with just a handful of cases…

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Embarrassing diseases are a real pain in the...

There are the diseases you don't want to get because they'll kill you. Then there are the diseases you don't want to get because you are too embarrassed to discuss them out loud, even with your…

St. Joseph County health officer reappointed but may not serve long

The St. Joseph County Health Department re-appointed Dr. Tom Felger as health officer, but he'll only serve up to a year. Felger works part-time. He's semi-retired and wants to keep it that way.

Mishawaka firefighters try to "Fill the Boot" to fight MD

Mishawaka firefighters are asking us to help fill their boots with money. Donations for the "Fill the Boot" campaign go to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

High schools undergo new concussion training

Several local high schools are making changes in their athletic programs to be more aware of concussions.

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