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U.S. Envoy Reporting Temperature After W. Africa Trip

Posted On October 31, 2014

(New York, NY) -- The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations is watching for Ebola symptoms after a brief trip to West Africa. Samantha Power returned to New York Thursday and will report her temperature twice a day to the state health department for the next three weeks. Power traveled on a U.S. government plane…

Dentist Advises Moderation When It Comes To Kids And Candy

Posted On October 30, 2014

(Phoenix, AZ) -- Some parents worry that their trick or treaters could have problems with their teeth from all that Halloween candy. Dentist David Kem says parents should make sure that their children brush effectively.   Kem says it's good to have them brush at least twice a day with a flouride toothpaste and, if…

Sandwiches Are Linked to Sodium

Posted On October 30, 2014

(Undated) -- Americans eat too much salt, and a lot of it comes from sandwiches. The results of a national survey released Thursday found that half of all U.S. adults eat a sandwich during the day, and those who do take in more sodium than those who don't. The survey also revealed that men eat…

Hagel Defends Monitoring Of Troops In West Africa

Posted On October 30, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel defends his order for a 21-day monitoring period for U.S. troops coming out of West Africa.   In a Pentagon briefing, Hagel said the quarantine-like effort is being implemented due to concerns about the health of service members and their families. Hagel said the program will be closely-monitored…

Ebola Czar To Visit CDC Today

Posted On October 30, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- The Obama administration's Ebola czar plans to visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today. A White House official says Ron Klain will meet with CDC Director Tom Frieden and other officials. Klain has been criticized for remaining virtually invisible since accepting the job almost two weeks ago. The White House…