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First Ebola Case Diagnosed in US Confirmed

A patient being treated at a Dallas, TX hospital is the first confirmed case of Ebola diagnosed in the US, officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Tuesday.

Acupuncture May Not Reduce Knee Pain

Chronic knee pain is one of the most common complaints people older than 50 bring to their doctors, and many doctors and patients may prefer to use treatments that do not involve medication. But acupuncture may not be an effective alternative.

Exercise May Not Lower Diabetes Risk Equally in All Patients

Exercise has many beneficial effects on health. One of those benefits is as a reduced risk for type 2 diabetes. But exercise may not reduce that risk by the same amount for everyone.

CDC Investigating Reports of Paralysis in Colorado Children

Cases of respiratory illness caused by enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) have been popping up all over the US. Health officials are now looking into whether the virus might be tied to limb weakness and, in some cases, paralysis.

Experts Say Opioids May Not Be Worth Risk for Some Conditions

In recent years, opioids have become a safety concern for some health officials. The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) recently released a statement on opioid use to address this problem.

Patient-Doctor Communication May Make Heart Imaging Safer

As the value of medical imaging as a lifesaving tool has increased in recent years, so has patients' radiation exposure from these procedures. The American Heart Association (AHA) released a statement about heart imaging in an effort to reduce unneeded radiation exposure.

New Guidelines for Bone Health in Children and Adolescents

Once thought to simply be a part of aging, osteoporosis may have roots in bone mass acquired in childhood. That's why the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently released a report that looked at bone health in childhood and adolescence.

September 27 Is Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), with the help of nearly 4,000 smaller law agencies, will host the ninth and final National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27.

Texas Firm Recalls Beef Trimmings Products

Caviness Beef Packers, a Hereford, TX firm, has issued a recall of more than 23,000 pounds of products containing beef trimmings. The products may be contaminated with E. coli.

Chicken Strips Recalled for Possible Contamination

A Louisiana firm recalled nearly 40,000 pounds of frozen, precooked chicken strips Thursday, according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). The recalled chicken may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.