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Anti-Gay Laws Lead to High LGBT Poverty

By EDGE | Oct 15
LGBT Americans face an unfair financial burden, thanks to anti-gay laws, reveals a landmark report.

2nd Texas Health Worker Tests Positive for Ebola

By Emily Schmall and Nomaan Merchant | Oct 15
A second Dallas hospital worker who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. tested positive for the disease, & officials on Wednesday began reaching out to passengers who had been on a flight with her the day before she fell ill.

Ebola Patient Cared for By 70 Hospital Staffers

By Martha Mendoza | Oct 14
About 70 staff members at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital were involved in the care of Thomas Eric Duncan after he was hospitalized, including a nurse now being treated for the same Ebola virus that killed the Liberian man.

Passport Health Launches FluFree.com Website

By Winnie McCroy | Oct 14
As flu season approaches, Passport Health is looking out for your health with FluFree.com, a website that aims to increase awareness of the dangers of influenza.

Scientists Say Test-Tube Penises Ready in 5 Years

By Winnie McCroy | Oct 12
Scientists project that within five years, they will be able to test test-tube penises on men "who have suffered a serious injury to the region, had surgery for cancer or are suffering from a congenital abnormality."

Unwelcome Wood: UK Man Treated at Hospital for 17-Hour Erection

By EDGE | Oct 11
A North Yorkshire man found out that there can be too much of a good thing -- like a 17-hour hard-on.

Next Edition of HealthCare.gov is Unveiled

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Oct 10
The Obama administration unveiled a new version of HealthCare.gov, with some improvements as well as at least one early mistake and a new challenge.

Ebola Safety Protocols Slowly Reaching Hospitals

Oct 9
Of more than 1,500 nurses who responded to an online survey by National Nurses United, nearly 77 percent say "their hospital has not communicated to them any policy regarding potential admission of patients infected by Ebola." John Blackstone reports.

US Adds Extra Level of Airport Screening for Ebola

By Lauran Neergaard | Oct 9
President Barack Obama calls it a "belt and suspenders" approach - an extra level of screening at five major U.S. airports to try to catch any travelers from Ebola-ravaged countries who may be carrying the disease.

1st Ebola Patient Diagnosed in the US has Died

By Nomaan Merchant | Oct 8
The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States died Wednesday morning in a Dallas hospital Wednesday, a hospital spokesman said.