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500,000 People Suffering From Seasonal Depression

Posted On November 14, 2014

(Undated) -- People are feeling down this time of year with the fewer hours of sunlight.   Doctor Scott Bea with the Cleveland Clinic says Seasonal Affective Disorder affects about 500-thousand people. People usually have symptoms similar to depression, starting in the fall and ending in the spring. Spending time outside, socializing and staying active…

It’s Round Two For Obamacare Open Enrollment

Posted On November 14, 2014

(Undated) -- Open enrollment for Obamacare begins Saturday and administration officials say consumers should expect fewer problems compared to last year's disastrous rollout. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell says improvements that have been made to the Healthcare.gov website should make for smoother shopping and enrollment. If you want coverage to begin on January…

Study Shows Firefighters Are Prone To Sleep Disorders

Posted On November 14, 2014

(Undated) -- Firefighters suffer from and may even die from trouble sleeping. A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine shows that firefighters are prone to sleep disorders. The study questioned over seven-thousand firefighters from 66 different fire departments and found they commonly suffered from insomnia, sleep apnea, shift work disorder and…

FDA Considers Lifting Blood Ban

Posted On November 14, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- The Food and Drug Administration is considering whether or not to lift the ban against accepting blood donations from gay men. On Thursday, the FDA heard testimony from advocates who say new technology has made the lifetime ban obsolete and discriminatory. A gay activist testified that lifting the ban could help save…

Reports: Ebola Patient To Be Treated In Nebraska

Posted On November 14, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- A surgeon who was infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone reportedly will be flown to the University of Nebraska Medical Center for treatment. The surgeon is a native of Sierra Leone but is a permanent U.S. resident and is married to an American woman. The hospital's biocontainment unit has already successfully treated…