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Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 at 08:39 PM EDT

Testicular Cancer Survivor Pushes Giant Ball Across U.S. to Raise Awareness

Testicular Cancer Survivor Pushes Giant Ball Across U.S. to Raise Awareness

A survivor of testicular cancer is pushing a giant, 6-foot-high inflatable ball across the country to raise awareness about the disease, which is the most common cancer for men between the ages of 15 and 34,...

Sunday, Sep 21, 2014 at 10:45 PM EDT

Sierra Leone Wraps 3-Day Ebola Lockdown

Sierra Leone Wraps 3-Day Ebola Lockdown

A three-day lockdown in Sierra Leone aimed at controlling the world's worst Ebola epidemic concluded on Sunday, with authorities claiming the controversial operation identified dozens of new infections and...

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Swift Action Could Prevent Huge Spike in Ebola Deaths

Swift Action Could Prevent Huge Spike in Ebola Deaths

The prognosis for the massive Ebola outbreak in West Africa isn't good — but swift action can greatly improve it, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.

Monday, Sep 22, 2014 at 05:14 PM EDT

"This Is Not About Me": Meredith Viera

"This Is Not About Me": Meredith Viera

Meredith Viera joined us from New York to discuss the response to her revelation about her time in an abusive relationship. She's turned down interviews because she wants to zero in on the issue of domestic...

Friday, Sep 19, 2014 at 04:36 PM EDT

3 Found Guilty in Peanut Butter Salmonella Trial

3 Found Guilty in Peanut Butter Salmonella Trial

A federal jury on Friday found the owner of a peanut plant and two workers at the plant guilty in connection with a salmonella outbreak that led to one of the largest food recalls in U.S. history, sickened...

Friday, Sep 19, 2014 at 02:07 PM EDT

Most Adults Nix Flu Shots But Rates Up for Children, Pregnant Women

Most Adults Nix Flu Shots But Rates Up for Children, Pregnant Women

As flu season approaches, health officials released data showing that fewer than 40 percent of health adults get vaccinated. Rates are highest for children younger than five and adults older than 65.

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