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The man who died of Lassa fever flew from West Africa to New York's John F. Kennedy Airport.
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May 29, 2015 Back from a Liberia trip, the patient developed Ebola-like symptoms. One hospital sent him home. A few days later he ended up in an Ebola isolation ward and died. What went wrong?
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Healthful habits in midlife can cut risk of heart disease later to single digits.
November 14, 2014 There are lots of cardiovascular risk calculators, but they usually expect you to know your blood pressure and cholesterol numbers. This one wants to know if you play tennis. And if you like bacon.
The sign NPR producer Rebecca Hersher saw as she left Liberia to return to the United States.
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October 14, 2014 Airports around the world have begun screening passengers arriving from West Africa for signs of Ebola. But as producer Rebecca Hersher live-tweets, not all of the exams are as strict as promised.
July 28, 2014 People sometimes avoid information because they're afraid of bad news. But this "information aversion" can lead people to avoid medical tests that could save their lives.
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The latest subject in standardized tests for kids: cholesterol.
February 7, 2012 New federal guidelines say every child should be screened for high cholesterol once between the ages of 9 and 11 and again between 17 and 21. The testing aims to find kids with extremely high cholesterol caused by a genetic condition. But the testing will find others whose cholesterol may not need treatment.
December 16, 2011 Millions of Americans who don't go to a primary care doctor often see a dentist regularly. If dentists added some simple health screening tests to their checkups of your teeth, it could help catch problems sooner.
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