Belly fat in men: Why weight loss matters

Yuma, Arizona - If you're carrying a few extra pounds, you're not alone. But this is one case where following the crowd isn't a good idea. Carrying extra weight - especially belly fat - can be risky.

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President Obama’s Meeting on the Domestic Ebola Response

Washington, DC - The President this afternoon convened a meeting with members of his national security and public health teams coordinating the whole-of-government response to Ebola. The President’s advisors updated him on the status of the contact tracing process to identify and, as necessary, monitor all individuals who may have come into contact with the Ebola patients in Dallas following their exposure. 

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CDC Taking Active Steps Related to Hospital Preparedness for Ebola Treatment

Dallas, Texas - In addition to an initial team of 10 public health professionals sent on September 30 to support contact tracing and response after an index patient was hospitalized with Ebola in Dallas, CDC has sent new resources to Dallas to support the highest standard of infection control. CDC has deployed a second team of 16 to Dallas to train and assist the hospital in infection control and the monitoring of health care workers who had contact with the index patient. 

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CDC Confirms Healthcare Worker Who Provided Care for First Patient Positive for Ebola

Dallas, Texas - Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed test results reported late last night by the Texas Department of State Health Services’ public health laboratory showing that a healthcare worker at Texas Presbyterian Hospital is positive for Ebola. The healthcare worker, who provided care for the Dallas index patient, was isolated soon after symptoms started and remains so now.

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