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Medical confidentiality, Ebola, and the media

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While the law requires doctors to protect a patient’s name, it does not apply to reporters. Perhaps it should.
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Ted Cruz’s office says Obamacare brought Ebola to US

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Ted Cruz’ deputy chief of staff: “Before Obamacare, there had never been a confirmed case of Ebola in the US.”
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Air passenger thought it’d be funny to say he had Ebola. Then this happened…

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A US Airways passenger thought it would be funny to claim that he was just in Africa and had Ebola.
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Kill everyone with Ebola, says former SC GOP head

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Tom Kincannon urged hospital employees not to treat Ebola patients, and said Ray Rice should have beaten his wife.
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2nd possible Ebola case in US, 5 kids possibly exposed

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We’ve also found out the name of the first Ebola patient, who is not a US citizen, but was visiting from Liberia.
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How contagious is Ebola really?

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Now that the US has its first Ebola case, let’s look at how contagious Ebola really is.
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Ebola now in the US, first case confirmed by CDC

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A Dallas man, who was recently in Africa, has been confirmed to have Ebola.
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The latest Ebola treatments, from plasma to ZMapp

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Vaccine trials have begun in the US for one vaccine, while doctors are also using plasma from a recent patient.
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Should doctors “have” to treat Ebola patients?

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Should doctors be forced to treat Ebola patients? Or should they have the right to refuse?
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The GOP’s Ebola death panels

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The Republican party just gutted President Obama’s request to study experimental Ebola treatments.
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