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Face-to-Face With Patients in the Ebola Ward

Dr. Besser became the first journalist to step inside the ELWA2 Ebola ward.

First Ebola Case in US, But CDC Vows 'We Will Stop It Here'

CDC Confirms First Ebola Case Diagnosed in U.S.

Woman Finds Out She's Pregnant After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

At age 34 Adele Rivas thought she was too young to have breast cancer, even though her mother had been diagnosed with the disease in her 40s.

Happy National Kale Day All You Haters

Not everyone agrees the cruciferous veggie deserves its own holiday.

Watch: CDC Director Confirms First Ebola Diagnosis in US

Dr. Tom Frieden holds a news conference to confirm patient traveling from Liberia was diagnosed in a hospital in Texas.

How to Pack the Perfect School Lunch

Skip cafeteria sludge and fill your lunchbox with these balanced meals.

Autistic Girl Finds Art World Success, Parents Shield Her From Spotlight

Iris Grace Halmshaw has sold paintings for thousands of dollars.

How This Enterovirus Outbreak Could Affect Adults

Enterovirus 68 is unlike other strains, so what does that mean for adults?

Nigerian Ebola Hoax Results in Two Deaths

Twenty more were hospitalized after drinking excessive amounts of salt water.

Burying Ebola Victims in Liberia

Matthew Lincoln died last night. He was one of two patients to die yesterday at the Bong County Ebola Treatment Unit.

What's Going on With the Enterovirus Outbreak

The CDC is investigating paralysis as a symptom of enterovirus 68.

Paralysis Link Probed as Enterovirus Spreads

Simon Humphrey spent nine days in a Colorado hospital room fighting for his life.

Up Close With Patients in the Throes of Ebola

"First thing was the headache," a Liberian teen tells me.

Limb Paralysis in Kids Investigated After Virus Outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating whether limb weakness and paralysis in nine children could be connected to the far-reaching outbreak of the respiratory disease Enterovirus 68.

Watch: Dr. Besser Chats With Relief Workers Headed to Ebola Hot Zone

Plane taking relief workers to Liberia.

Watch: Dr. Besser Gets Tips Before Heading to Ebola Hot Zone

Passengers en route to Liberia get sheet about how to avoid Ebola.

Cops Take On Mission to Place Homeless Mentally-Disabled Teen

They found Jake stumbling along a busy highway in Washington state.

American Ebola Patient 'Grateful' Following Release From Hospital

Richard Sacra has been in isolation for weeks undergoing treatment.

Texas Hospital CEO Apologizes for TB Exposure

Health officials began screening more than 700 infants who may potentially have been exposed to tuberculosis at an El Paso hospital over the past year by an employee recently diagnosed with the illness.

10 Reasons You're Not Losing a Pound

We go to the gym for numerous reasons, one of the top being to shed some extra pounds. But sometimes we hit a weight-loss wall and our workout regimen isn???t, well, working anymore. This can be for a variety of reasons and pinpointing the exact issue can be frustrating. Take a moment to think about your exercise routine. Here are 10 reasons why you may not be reaching your weight loss goal.

14 Non-Dairy Foods That Are High in Calcium

Calcium builds healthy bones and teeth and ensures your muscles, cells, and nerves work properly. Adults need about 1,000 milligrams a day???that's a little more than three 8-ounce glasses of milk???but what if you're vegan, lactose intolerant, or just don't like the taste of dairy products? Here's a little-known fact: there are lots of non-dairy foods with calcium. Here are 14 of them.

5 Reasons to Eat Healthier That Have Nothing to Do With Weight

While many clients come to me to slim down, in the long run, nearly all find themselves feeling far more motivated by the numerous benefits of healthy eating outside of shedding pounds and inches.

Dr. Besser's Look at Life Inside the Hot Zone

Dr. Richard Besser reports on the growing outbreak from Monrovia, Liberia.

10 Types of Hunger and How to Control Them

To help you decode what your body and brain are really saying, you've got to learn the difference between the types of hunger???from real to boredom to stress. Here's how.

9 Best and Worst Ingredients for Your Sandwich

Here are nine of the best and worst fillings to consider, along with a few tips to prevent sandwich calorie overkill.

Meet the Window Washers That Transform Into Superheroes for Sick Kids

Pediatric patients delighted to meet rappelling superheroes at Mayo Clinic.

8 Surprising Effects of Obesity

Obesity ups the risk of common cancers, a new study found.

Twinless Twins Grieve Together

People whose twin has died have found one another on Facebook.

Cancer Lessons I Learned From a Fictional Teenage Boy

That love scene from "The Fault in Our Stars" is so intense.

How Scientists and Doctors Use Baby-Friendly Tricks to Study Infants

For all the impressive advancements in medical technology, researchers and scientists still face a daunting challenge when they study the habits of the adorable but uncommunicative subjects called human infants.