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3 reasons why the U.S. hasn’t restricted flights to and from...

Despite the worst Ebola outbreak in history in West Africa, U.S. officials vow to continue airline flights from West Africa. Learn three reasons why.
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Wheelchair basketball heals athletes

American Jess Markt has trained wheelchair basketball teams around the world and sees the benefits it has for the players and their societies.

The Americas beat disease, 4-0

The Americas are the first world region to conquer rubella. Commitments to sustained, thorough immunization campaigns have beaten four diseases in 40 years.

The U.S. military missions that you never hear about

U.S. military medical personnel help thousands of people throughout the world, but their stories often go unheard. Until now.
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Vaccine success: An end for Ebola?

An experimental Ebola vaccine could help prevent the spread of outbreaks like the one that killed thousands in West Africa.
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Pediatric surgeon mends hearts in war-torn areas

The Novick Cardiac Alliance, a roving surgical team led by Dr. William Novick, operates on children's hearts in some of the world’s worst-hit places.
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In health care, Goliaths look to startups for ideas

Pharmaceutical companies invest in startups in the search for new drugs because, according to an industry expert, “None of us is as smart as all of us.”
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The virtual medic will text you now

A virtual medic can now use mobile communications to bring health care and diagnostic tools to residents of poor and remote areas.
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Fake medicines cost lives

Counterfeit drugs are a global problem, sickening people who think they are buying medicine to treat a malady like malaria or an infection.