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Yonkers Elementary School Cleaned Out After Student’s Enterovirus D68 Case

An elementary school in Yonkers was scrubbed down Monday morning, after a student there was diagnosed with Enterovirus.

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Cuomo: Washington Should Consider Ebola Travel Ban

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is saying the federal government “should seriously consider” a ban on flights traveling to New York from three West African nations plagued by Ebola.

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Officials Discuss Ebola Training For At-Risk NYC Employees

New York City is stepping up its training for city workers who could be the first ones to make contact with anyone with Ebola.

Nassau University Medical Center's Dr. Victor Politi appears at a news conference on Oct. 20, 2014, with a worker wearing one of the hospital's new protective suits. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

Nassau University Medical Center Equipped For Ebola

Hospital President and CEO Dr. Victor Politi explained that the new suits’ improved headgear features “a powered air-purifying respirator.”

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Seen At 11: It Pays To Get A Blood Type Test

Do you know your blood type? Think it doesn’t matter? You may want to think again. New research shows your blood can reveal a lot more about you thank you may realize.

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Obama Names Ebola ‘Czar’ As Precautions Expand

President Barack Obama is naming Ron Klain as the point man on the U.S. government’s response to the Ebola crisis.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (L) speaks at a meeting with city representatives on New York's planned response to an Ebola case on October 16, 2014 in New York City.   (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

8 Hospitals Designated To Treat Any Ebola Cases In New York

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday that all 200 hospitals across the state are prepared, but said the eight hospitals are especially prepared with go-to teams who’ve been drilled in anti-Ebola protocols.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at a meeting with representatives on New York's planned response to an Ebola case on Oct. 16, 2014, in Manhattan. (credit: Getty Images)

Gov. Cuomo: New York State Stepping Up Ebola Training, Protocols

We’re ready. We’re prepared. That was the message Thursday from state and city officials gearing up to deal with a potential Ebola outbreak.

Dr. Thomas Balsisac speaks about a patient being treated with Ebola-like symptoms at Yale-New Haven Hospital on Oct. 16, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Preliminary Test Results Show Patient At Yale-New Haven Hospital Does Not Have Ebola

A patient with Ebola-like symptoms being treated at Yale-New Haven Hospital has been placed in isolation in stable condition, hospital officials said Thursday.

Exterior of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) headquarters is seen on October 13, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)

Health Officials Defend Their Response To Ebola

The federal government is ramping up its response to the Ebola crisis after a second Dallas nurse became ill and it was disclosed that she had been cleared to fly a day before her diagnosis.

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Medical Experts Say Don’t Forget About The Flu, Get Your Shot

With dangerous viruses such as Ebola and enterovirus D68 grabbing headlines across the world, medical experts are warning those are not the only illnesses to watch out for.

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Tamiflu Shortage Again

The liquid form of the flu drug Tamiflu is in short supply.

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DASH Diet Ranked Best Overall — Once Again

The new annual ‘‘best diets” list is out from U.S. News & World Report.

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What ‘Brain-Dead’ Means

What does it mean when doctors say a person is brain-dead?

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Expert Q&A: Childhood Vaccine Safety

For parents, childhood vaccines are a source of reassurance, but also anxiety about side effects and reactions.