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‘Completely avoidable’: Vaccination could have prevented Disneyland measles

1/25/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN: U.S. health officials say the recent measles outbreak that began at Disneyland in Southern California continues to ripple across the nation. Approximately 100 cases have been reported so far. How great a risk does it pose? And what can be done to stop its spread? I spoke about this yesterday with Dr. Anthony Fauci. He is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in Washington. So, Dr. Fauci, we know that...

Duration:00:05:32

What you need to know about this year’s elevated flu threat

12/11/2014
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSInfographic: Hospitals vary widely on maternity care Using Medicaid dollars expand long-term care choices in Michigan Is an Ebola vaccine on the horizon? GWEN IFILL: Flu season has arrived, and doctors are warning it could be more severe than they thought. That’s partially because a strain of this year’s most common virus is not responding to this year’s vaccine, which could result in more hospitalizations and deaths. So far, the flu is only...

Duration:00:03:50

Is an Ebola vaccine on the horizon?

11/27/2014
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSIn Sierra Leone village, Ebola aid appears ‘too little, too late’ How Nigeria has succeeded in containing Ebola Separating legitimate Ebola concerns from unnecessary fear JUDY WOODRUFF: Now to promising news in the search for an Ebola vaccine. Researchers from the National Institutes of Health and the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline report that an experimental vaccine has been shown to be safe and,for the first time, to be successful in...

Duration:00:05:23

Will labeling calorie counts on menus bring down America’s obesity rates?

11/25/2014
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSAppeal growing among kids, FDA cracks down on ‘wild west’ of e-cigarettes What can the food and beverage industry do to improve American health? FDA designs new smoking prevention ad strategy to target teens JUDY WOODRUFF: Let’s turn to a different story on the domestic front today, one that could affect many Americans and their dietary habits. The Food and Drug Administration announced new rules that require chain restaurants to list calorie...

Duration:00:06:21

How does video of economist’s Affordable Care Act criticism hurt the law?

11/17/2014
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSSupreme Court will consider new Affordable Care Act challenge From penalties to changing plans, get answers to your health care questions We answer your health care questions as open enrollment nears Editor’s note: The video of Jonathan Gruber and reaction to his statements were edited from the original broadcast due to online rights restrictions. It was not an editorial decision to delete them. You can see the Gruber video here, and President...

Duration:00:08:17

Massachusetts town mulls nation’s first total tobacco ban

11/16/2014
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioWILLIAM BRANGHAM: The town of Westminster, Massachusetts — population 7,300 — is a small, quiet community about an hour west of Boston. When the local health board holds meetings, it usually happens here in this room, where you can get advice about things like septic tanks and mosquito control. But not on this day. This meeting Wednesday night had to be moved to the local elementary school because the town is up in arms. MAN: You people make me sick!...

Duration:00:08:02

CDC director Frieden: We’re ‘nowhere near out of the woods’ with Ebola

11/14/2014
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSEbola outbreak is latest example of globalization’s risks In Sierra Leone village, Ebola aid appears ‘too little, too late’ 12 steps to safely bury Ebola victims HARI SREENIVASAN: Now: the continuing fight to combat Ebola. Hospital officials in Omaha, Nebraska, are preparing for a new case this weekend. The patient is a surgeon who is a national from Sierra Leone and a permanent resident of the United States. He reportedly was infected while...

Duration:00:05:28

In Sierra Leone village, Ebola aid appears ‘too little, too late’

11/11/2014
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKS12 steps to safely bury Ebola victims Go inside a U.S. hospital preparing for more Ebola cases This is how you get Ebola, as explained by science GWEN IFILL: Now to the Ebola crisis, which has claimed more than 5,000 lives out of 13,000 reported cases. While the panic fades in the U.S., many communities in West Africa, which has borne the brunt of the epidemic, are still completely overwhelmed. Alex Thomson of Independent Television News filed...

Duration:00:05:30

Supreme Court will consider new Affordable Care Act challenge

11/7/2014
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSSupreme Court to hear challenge to health care subsidies ‘Born in Jerusalem’ passport case returns to Supreme Court 8 things you didn’t know about Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor JUDY WOODRUFF: The Supreme Court today announced that it would take up a controversial case that could have major implications for the health care law. And after the court had decided not to take up same-sex marriage, the hot-button issue could very well land...

Duration:00:04:49

How U.S. ‘aggressive support’ for Ebola patients saves lives

11/6/2014
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSSoldiers and civilians face different Ebola protocols 5 everyday items that are helping in the fight against Ebola Doctors face tough treatment choices in the midst of the Ebola crisis JUDY WOODRUFF: In West Africa, Ebola has had a fatality rate of nearly 50 percent. In the U.S., there have been only a handful of cases so far, and the death rate has been far less. Nine people have been treated. Seven have recovered. One died, Thomas Eric...

Duration:00:04:48

Go inside a U.S. hospital preparing for more Ebola cases

10/31/2014
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSThis is how you get Ebola, as explained by science Keeping safe in Ebola territory Ebola outbreak started with funeral in Guinea, report finds JUDY WOODRUFF: Now: how hospitals are preparing for possible Ebola cases in this country. A judge in Maine ruled today against state officials who sought to quarantine nurse Kaci Hickox, who returned from West Africa after working with Ebola patients. Hickox has no symptoms and has refused to observe a...

Duration:00:06:20

Doctors face tough treatment choices in the midst of the Ebola crisis

10/30/2014
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Next: a closer look at the growing human toll Ebola is taking on the communities of West Africa, the epicenter of the current outbreak. We have two updates from New York Times reporters who are working in the region. The first is from Ben Solomon, who filed this video report from inside an Ebola treatment center in the countryside east of the Liberian capital, Monrovia. GARMAI CYRUS, Psychosocial Officer and Nurse: What I see in the faces of...

Duration:00:08:49

News Wrap: WHO reports Ebola deaths may be slowing

10/29/2014
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: The Ebola death rate in West Africa may be slowing. The World Health Organization reported today that total cases now top 13,700, but fatalities remain at just under 5,000. That’s partly due to the death toll in Liberia being revised downward. Meanwhile, President Obama renewed his warning that quarantine policies that might discourage doctors and nurses from volunteering in West Africa. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: We can’t hermetically seal...

Duration:00:04:36

CDC offers new guidelines for U.S. health workers returning from West Afric

10/27/2014
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSThis is how you get Ebola, as explained by science Why it’s hard to keep Ebola from spreading Nurse allowed to leave New Jersey after Ebola quarantine The potential downside of mandatory quarantines JUDY WOODRUFF: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control sought to give new guidance today on the issue of Ebola quarantines. That came as New York and New Jersey pulled back from mandatory measures that triggered a weekend of wrangling. JOSH EARNEST,...

Duration:00:03:55

Understanding the U.S. guidelines on Ebola quarantine – Part 2

10/27/2014
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSThe potential downside of mandatory quarantines This is how you get Ebola, as explained by science Why it’s hard to keep Ebola from spreading Nurse allowed to leave New Jersey after Ebola quarantine JUDY WOODRUFF: A short time ago, I spoke with Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health about the guidelines and quarantines. Dr. Tony Fauci, thank you very much for joining us. These now CDC guidelines recommend a voluntary at-home...

Duration:00:05:58

‘It’s just not that easy to catch:’ Dissecting the dangers of catching Ebol

10/25/2014
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN: You’ve heard assurances from public health officials the last several weeks about the Ebola scare. Tonight, we want to go into much greater detail about when the disease is dangerous and when it’s not. For more, we are joined by Dr. Stephen Morse. He is a professor of epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University here in New York. First, let me I guess start with the news from yesterday when the two governors...

Duration:00:06:01

Is soccer safe for kids? Amid concussion fears, a parent searches for answe

10/25/2014
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioWILLIAM BRANGHAM: Dr. Richard Flyer has been my family’s pediatrician for thirteen years, and to be totally honest: I love the guy. I admire him and I trust him. But three years ago — when my son, Jack was ten — Flyer said something that floored us. He told Jack he wanted him to stop playing soccer, completely. Flyer argued that the dozens and dozens of kids he’d seen with serious, sometimes life-altering concussions – some of them from heading the ball — had...

Duration:00:11:34

Officials try to ease worries about NYC’s first Ebola case

10/24/2014
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSSpace-inspired safety gear, contamination-cleaning robots: How innovation could aid Ebola New 21-day Ebola monitoring period for visitors from West Africa Ebola sounds scary, but these diseases are the real health threat JUDY WOODRUFF: The governors of New York and New Jersey announced today that all travelers coming from Ebola-affected countries will face a new mandatory quarantine when they arrive at airports in those two states. Governors...

Duration:00:05:08

Saving lives and bearing witness in hot spots around the world

10/24/2014
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSWorld leaders focus on Ebola threat and support at U.N. – Part 1 More hands-on help needed on front lines of Ebola outbreak – Part 2 Space-inspired safety gear, contamination-cleaning robots: How innovation could aid Ebola prevention JUDY WOODRUFF: As we reported earlier, the doctor in New York City with Ebola, Craig Spencer, contracted the virus while on a mission for Doctors Without Borders in Guinea. Tonight, special correspondent Fred de Sam...

Duration:00:06:04

Space-inspired safety gear, contamination-cleaning robots: How innovation c

10/23/2014
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: The World Health Organization reported the Ebola outbreak is still racing well ahead of efforts to stop it. West Africa needs at least 4,000 more hospital beds and thousands more workers. In addition, the first case in Mali was confirmed today. And while drugs and vaccines are still being developed, there’s a push to see if science can find new and different answers. The president’s team had a meeting on that subject today. Shortly afterward,...

Duration:00:09:06

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