Apr 1, 2014 5:02pm

NYC Measles Outbreak Spreads to Lower East Side

Health officials are urging New Yorkers to get vaccinated amid a measles outbreak that has spread to the Lower East Side. At least 25 New Yorkers — including 13 children — have contracted the virus, according to city Health Commissioner Mary Bassett. The outbreak, which… Read More »

Apr 1, 2014 1:55pm

Ebola, Crossing Borders in Africa, Could Land in US

An Ebola outbreak that has killed at least 78 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone could land in the U.S., health officials warned today. Symptoms of the disease, such as fever, red eyes and bleeding, can take up to three weeks to appear —… Read More »

By ABC News

Mar 31, 2014 8:58pm

Snapshot of the Post-9/11 Caregiver

The following numbers are drawn from the Rand Military Caregivers Study: There are 1.1 million post-9/11 caregivers. 59 percent are female. 37 percent are under between 18-30. 49 percent are between 31-55. 57 percent are white. Twenty-one percent are Hispanic. Ten percent are African -American…. Read More »

By ABC News

Mar 31, 2014 5:56pm

How to Get Help: Caregiver Resources List

There are 1.1 million caregivers of soldiers from Afghanistan and Iraq. The majority are trying to juggle full-time jobs with full-time caregiving. And a third have no health insurance. In addition to programs for caregivers identified by the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, the following organizations and… Read More »

Mar 31, 2014 11:38am

Ebola Outbreak in Guinea Spreads to Liberia, Sierra Leone

An Ebola outbreak in Guinea that has killed 78 people has crossed borders into Liberia and Sierra Leona, health officials said. A total of four people in Liberia and Sierra Leone are thought to have contracted the Ebolavirus while traveling to Guinea, according to the World… Read More »

By Gillian Mohney

Mar 30, 2014 7:04pm

Boy Returns to School After Suffering Brian Injury From Lightning Strike

Ethan Kadish was simply enjoying a summer day when he suffered a devastating injury. Kadish and two other children were struck by lightning as they played Frisbee at a summer camp last June. Ethan’s heart temporarily stopped, leaving his brain deprived of vitally needed oxygenated… Read More »

Mar 29, 2014 6:39am

Soldier Flies From Afghanistan to Donate Liver to Grandfather

U.S. Army Specialist Ricky Glenn Henderson flew back from Afghanistan in hopes of donating part of his liver to his dying grandfather. The soldier has been undergoing tests since Wednesday at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas to see whether he is a possible match,… Read More »

By Gillian Mohney

Mar 28, 2014 2:47pm

Strawberries Lead to Diabetic Moviegoer Getting the Boot

A New York moviegoer said he was escorted out of a neighborhood theater by police for bringing a contraband carton of strawberries into the theater. Michael Kass, a father of three from the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, said he went to the Pavilion movie… Read More »

Mar 28, 2014 1:43pm

Gunshot Victims to Be Frozen in Time

A Pittsburgh hospital is set to test suspended animation in some gunshot and stabbing victims — a last ditch effort to buy them more time. The groundbreaking trial, which borrows from science fiction, could start as early as next week after a three-years-long approvals process…. Read More »

Mar 27, 2014 5:20pm

4 Health Care Workers Among 66 Dead in Ebola Outbreak

Four health care workers are among the 66 people who have died in the West African Ebola outbreak, according to the World Health Organization. The ongoing outbreak has sickened 103 people in Guinea in all, and this Ebola strain has a 64 percent fatality rate,… Read More »