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U.S. Doctor Who Survived Ebola Returning To Liberia

Posted On January 13, 2015

(Undated) -- An American doctor who survived an Ebola infection is going back to West Africa. Doctor Rick Sacra will leave for Liberia on Thursday. The assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School will again volunteer at a hospital run by the SIM missionary organization. Sacra became infected with the often-deadly virus while…

Study: African-American Women Who Work Nights Have Greater Diabetes Risk

Posted On January 13, 2015

(Undated) -- A new study suggests that African-American women who work night shifts have a higher risk of developing diabetes than women who have never worked the night shift. New research from the Black Women's Health Study says the risk for developing diabetes increases as more years are spent working nights. The study shows that…

Kaiser Mental Health Employees On Strike

Posted On January 13, 2015

(Undated) -- Hundreds of Kaiser Permanente mental health workers in California are on strike this week. Approximately 26-hundred psychologists, social workers and other employees walked out Monday to demand Kaiser provide timely, high-quality treatment for mental health patients.   Sal Rosselli is president of the National Union of Healthcare Workers, of which Kaiser mental health…

Study: iPhone Separation Anxiety Makes You Dumber

Posted On January 12, 2015

(Undated) -- Anxiety from being away from your iPhone might be affecting your cognitive abilities. This is according to a new study by the University of Missouri, which put iPhone users to the test. They discovered that those who had their phones with them performed better at solving puzzles. Those who didn't experienced physical changes,…

Ebola Doctor Returning To Africa

Posted On January 12, 2015

(Worcester, MA) -- The Massachusetts doctor who survived Ebola is heading back to Africa. Dr. Richard Sacra told reporters this morning he will bring medical supplies when he leaves on Thursday. Sacra will return to a clinic just outside the Liberian capital where he worked for nearly 20 years. Sacra will not be treating Ebola…