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Passport Health Launches FluFree.com Website

By Winnie McCroy | Oct 14
As flu season approaches, Passport Health is looking out for your health with FluFree.com, a website that aims to increase awareness of the dangers of influenza.

Scientists Say Test-Tube Penises Ready in 5 Years

By Winnie McCroy | Oct 12
Scientists project that within five years, they will be able to test test-tube penises on men "who have suffered a serious injury to the region, had surgery for cancer or are suffering from a congenital abnormality."

Unwelcome Wood: UK Man Treated at Hospital for 17-Hour Erection

By EDGE | Oct 11
A North Yorkshire man found out that there can be too much of a good thing -- like a 17-hour hard-on.

Next Edition of HealthCare.gov is Unveiled

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Oct 10
The Obama administration unveiled a new version of HealthCare.gov, with some improvements as well as at least one early mistake and a new challenge.

Ebola Safety Protocols Slowly Reaching Hospitals

Oct 9
Of more than 1,500 nurses who responded to an online survey by National Nurses United, nearly 77 percent say "their hospital has not communicated to them any policy regarding potential admission of patients infected by Ebola." John Blackstone reports.

US Adds Extra Level of Airport Screening for Ebola

By Lauran Neergaard | Oct 9
President Barack Obama calls it a "belt and suspenders" approach - an extra level of screening at five major U.S. airports to try to catch any travelers from Ebola-ravaged countries who may be carrying the disease.

1st Ebola Patient Diagnosed in the US has Died

By Nomaan Merchant | Oct 8
The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States died Wednesday morning in a Dallas hospital Wednesday, a hospital spokesman said.

Cruises Change Itineraries Due to Ebola Concerns

Oct 7
Several cruise lines have changed itineraries due to concerns over Ebola, canceling port stops in West Africa.

US Health Providers Expand Their Ebola Precautions

By David B. Caruso | Oct 7
Public hospitals in New York City are concerned enough about Ebola that they've secretly been sending actors with mock symptoms into emergency rooms to test how well the triage staffs identify and isolate possible cases.

Fenway Gets $800K To Study Health of FTM Transpeople

By EDGE | Oct 7
The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health has been approved for an $813,000 funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study the sexual health of female-to-male (FTM) transgender people.