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Illinois Department of Public Health Recently Tested an Individual for Ebola — Had Fever and History of Travel to Liberia

On Saturday November 29, 2014 the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck announced negative Ebola test results for a person who reported having a fever with a history of having travelled in Liberia where 3016 people have died from Ebola infection in the 2014 outbreak as of November 28, 2014. The […]

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Are You Abusing Antibiotics? Here’s Another Reason Not to Overuse Antibiotics (Fluoroquinolones Cipro, Levaquin)

Patients, experts: Popular antibiotics could cause permanent nerve damage. Most people probably don’t care much about the fact that overuse of antibiotics can cause antibiotic resistance and the creation of multi-drug-resistant bacteria, also known as “superbugs.” Antibiotics are commonly used for viral respiratory infections that are not cured by antibiotics. What actually happens is the […]

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Google Liftware Spoon Helps People With Tremors Eat; 76% Motion Counteracted

Google Spoon helps people with tremors eat with a spoon that puts a damper on excessive motion. Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon. The Liftware spoon allows people with essential tremors and Parkinson’s Disease to eat without spilling. The technology senses shaking and makes instant adjustments. The spoon […]

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NCH Nurse Offers Healthcare Services at Township of Schaumburg

Schaumburg Township residents now have easier access to healthcare services, thanks to a partnership between Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) and the Township of Schaumburg that will deliver coordinated healthcare programs and educational classes for the community. Starting this week, an NCH community health nurse will provide health and wellness services at an office in the […]

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Robert Rao, MD Named Chief of Surgery at Northwest Community Hospital

Robert Rao, MD, a veteran, board-certified general surgeon has been named chief of surgery at Northwest Community Healthcare in Arlington Heights. Dr. Rao, who has 19 years of experience on staff at NCH, earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine. He served his general surgery […]

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Quarantined Ebola Nurse: Should She Comply or Fight?

Kaci Hickox is facing a mandatory quarantine in Maine after treating Ebola patients in West Africa. Jean Casarez reports. She was held in a tent at Newark Liberty Airport with full support and Internet access. She had a false positive reading for fever and has had no symptoms. The nurse does not believe should be […]

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Illinois Governor Quinn Signs Mandatory Quarantine Order for People with Recent History of Direct Contact with Ebola Victims

People who arrive in Illinois after having direct contact with a person infected with the Ebola virus in the three African countries of Liberia, Guinea or Sierra Leone will be required to undergo a mandatory 21-day quarantine, according to an order signed by Gov. Pat Quinn. The order, which was signed Friday, affects “high-risk” individuals […]

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Ebola in New York: Doctor Who Served in Africa, “Reckless” After He Returns to US

Escort of physician with Ebola in New York City. The first Ebola patient in New York City has been announced Thursday night. Dr Craig Spencer served in West Africa, and returned to the United States last week. He felt fatigue as early as Tuesday after jogging but spent time in “The Gutter” bowling alley, traveled […]

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Two Sick Passengers from Liberia Arrive at O’Hare Tuesday, Screened Negative For Ebola

Two passengers who arrived at O’Hare International Airport on Tuesday from Liberia were under observation at University of Chicago Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center as part of the Chicago’s infectious disease protocols designed to responded passengers who experience nausea and other illnesses during their flights. Officials reported they decided against Ebola testing for […]

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Another Ebola Public Health Failure: 2nd Nurse with Ebola Had Fever; Shouldn’t Have Been Flying in Public Transportation Anyway

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced earlier Wednesday that the second health care worker — a nurse who had cared for the deceased Thomas Eric Duncan — flew from Cleveland to Dallas on Monday, the day before she got sick with an Ebola infection. WFAA Dallas News 8 is reporting that Amber Vinson, […]

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CNN Debate Whether Ebola Could Go Airborne While Infectious Disease Experts on CIDRAP Warn Respiratory Protection Needed

David Sanders, Dr. Devi Nampiaparampil, and Dr. Sanjay Gupta debate the likelihood that Ebola could go airborne. SCIENTISTS ARGUE EBOLA MIGHT ALREADY BE CONTAGIOUS VIA AIRBORNE METHODS — AEROSOLS WITH VIABLE VIRUS CIDRAP (The Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy is an epidemiologic research and publishing center within the University of Minnesota that focuses […]

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Second Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola in Dallas; Third United States Diagnosis

A second health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas who provided health care for Thomas Eric Duncan has tested positive for Ebola after a preliminary test, according to a statement at 4:00 a.m. Wednesday. The health care worker reported a fever on Tuesday, and is the second person known to have contracted Ebola […]

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