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Daily Checkup: When heartburn turns into something worse

Mount Sinai Dr. David Carr-Locke is chief of the division of digestive diseases at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. The Specialist: As the chief of the division of digestive diseases at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Dr. David Carr-Locke sees patients for ...

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New Zealand gets Ebola scare, vials sent to parliament, news

Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images The parliamentary mailroom in Wellington was locked down just before 4 p.m. Tuesday after receiving a package with documentation which mentioned Ebola.  Ebola down under? Plastic vials labeled Ebola were sent to New Zealand’s parliament and to ...

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Infrared tech could make blood draws easier

[embedded content] A new technology could make your next blood donation a lot less painful. Australia’s Red Cross is testing a tool that uses infrared lighting to help phlebotomists — people who draw blood — spot hard-to-see veins in patients. It could ...

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Kaci Hickox defends quarantine fight

Richard Harbus for new york daily news Nurse Kaci Hickox said Sunday that she’ll avoid going into town and ‘into crowded public places’ even after a judge struck down on Friday her state-ordered home quarantine. Ebola has infected the world ...

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