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Blind veteran Ironman

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Blind veteran training for Ironman triathlon

A blind military veteran from Arizona is gearing up to compete in an Ironman triathlon this fall.

Ebola, West Africa doctors

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CDC: Ebola cases could reach 550,000 by 2015

The number of Ebola cases in Liberia and Sierra Leone could rise to between 550,000 and 1.4 million by January if there are no "additional interventions or changes in community behavior," the…

Ebola drug ZMapp

Public Health Agency of Canada

FDA expands use of experimental Ebola drug

An experimental Ebola drug that's still in development may now be used to treat more people with the disease, according to Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

Ebola virus

CDC

Ebola lockdown workers find dozens of cases

One hundred thirty new cases of Ebola were identified during a three-day lockdown in Sierra Leone, Stephen Gaojia, the country's head of emergency operations, said Monday.

Officials are awaiting…

TB, tuberculosis

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

700 infants exposed to TB at Texas hospital

More than 700 infants and 40 health care workers have been exposed to tuberculosis, commonly called TB, at a hospital in El Paso, Texas, according to the city's Department of Public Health.

Jen Corn

Courtesy Jen Corn

Power walker loses 150 pounds

In the fall of 2011, Jen Corn was the heaviest she had ever been.

Ebola outbreak, Sierra Leone

Brent Swails/CNN

Sierra Leone ends 3-day Ebola lockdown

Sierra Leone lifted Sunday a nationwide lockdown, which had been put in place to help stop the spread of Ebola.

Ebola outbreak, Sierra Leone

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Fight against Ebola is grossly underfunded

The Ebola virus has already killed thousands in West Africa, an immeasurable loss for many families. As medical workers try to quell its spread, global organizations are calculating the economic…

Ebola outbreak, Sierra Leone

Brent Swails/CNN

Sierra Leone starts nationwide Ebola lockdown

Sierra Leone started a three-day nationwide lockdown Friday in an effort to halt an Ebola outbreak that has left thousands dead in the region.

Under the plan, no one is allowed to leave their homes…

Ebola virus

CDC

NIH researcher becomes human guinea pig for Ebola vaccine

Earlier this week, Brian Shepherd sat down in a small doctor's office in Bethesda, Maryland. A technician swabbed his arm and gave him a quick jab with a needle.

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New law requires Michigan schools to carry lifesaving medica

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