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Can't Pay for Surgery? This Doctor Has a Creative Solution"Who are my heroes? Who are the people I look at and say, 'That's who I want to be'?" For Demetrio Aguila, a Nebraska surgeon specializing in nerve pain, the answer to his own question is his father, also a physician—and one who loved helping people so much he...
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Jonathan Margolis, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Science, Space, and Health in the Department of State's Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, waits for the start of a closed, all-senators briefing on the coronavirus on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. Margolis and several others briefed the senators. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Chicago woman is 2nd US patient with new virus from ChinaA Chicago woman is the second U.S. patient diagnosed with the dangerous new virus from China
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President Donald Trump boards Air Force One for a trip to Miami to attend the Republican National Committee winter meetings, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
California threatened with funds loss over abortion coverageThe Trump administration is threatening California with a potential loss of federal health care funds over the state's requirement that insurance plans cover abortions
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China Will Build New Hospital in Just 6 DaysWith coronavirus cases mounting daily—along with the number of cities where transport has been locked down—China plans to build a new hospital in just six days. Work began Thursday night on a 1,000-bed facility in Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak, reports the Guardian . China shut down...
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In this Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, image from China's CCTV video, a patient is carried on a stretcher to an ambulance by medical workers in protective suits in Wuhan, China. China is swiftly building a hospital dedicated to treating patients infected with a new virus that sickened hundreds and prompted unprecedented lockdowns of cities home to millions of people during the country's most important holiday. (CCTV via AP)
What's new in the China virus outbreakHere's what's new in the outbreak linked to an emerging virus in China
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Police officers patrol as passengers queue at the departure hall of the high speed train station in Hong Kong, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 to celebrate the Lunar New Year which marks the Year of the Rat in the Chinese zodiac. Cutting off access to entire cities with millions of residents to stop a new virus outbreak is a step few countries other than China would consider, but it is made possible by the ruling Communist Party's extensive social controls and experience fighting the 2002-03 outbreak of SARS. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
China expands lockdown against virus, fast-tracks hospitalChina is expanding its lockdown against the deadly new virus to an unprecedented 36 million people and rushing to build a prefabricated, 1,000-bed hospital for victims as the outbreak cast a pall over Lunar New Year, the country's biggest and most festive holiday
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Missouri doctor indicted in alleged fentanyl fraud scheme A federal grand jury has indicted a 63-year-old southwest Missouri physician accused of receiving kickbacks from a pharmaceutical company for prescribing fentanyl spray
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Reporters wait for the World Health Organization's Emergency Committee meeting on what scientists have identified as a new coronavirus, at the World Health Organization (WHO) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. Health authorities are closely watching an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a new virus from China. Governments are stepping up surveillance of airline passengers from central China and taking other steps to try to control the outbreak. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
UN agency: China virus 'too early' for emergency declarationThe World Health Organization says a viral illness in China that has sickened hundreds of people and prompted Chinese authorities to effectively shut down three cities is not yet a global health emergency
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In this photo taken Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, a Samburu boy uses a wooden stick to try to swat a swarm of desert locusts filling the air, as he herds his camel near the village of Sissia, in Samburu county, Kenya. The most serious outbreak of desert locusts in 25 years is spreading across East Africa and posing an unprecedented threat to food security in some of the world's most vulnerable countries, authorities say, with unusual climate conditions partly to blame. (AP Photo/Patrick Ngugi)
AP Explains: How climate change feeds Africa locust invasionLocusts by the millions are chomping their way across a large part of Africa in the worst outbreak some places have seen in 70 years
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People walk past the closed Hankou Railway Station in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. Overnight, Wuhan authorities announced that the airport and train stations would be closed, and all public transportation suspended by 10 a.m. Friday. Unless they had a special reason, the government said, residents should not leave Wuhan, the sprawling central Chinese city of 11 million that's the epicenter of an epidemic that has infected nearly 600 people. (Chinatopix via AP)
The Latest: WHO says China virus not global health emergencyThe World Health Organization says a viral illness in China that has sickened hundreds of people is not yet a global health emergency
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China Seals Off, Locks Down City of 11MIn a step apparently unprecedented in the history of disease control, China has sealed off and locked down a city bigger than New York or London. Authorities announced Wednesday that public transportation was being shut down in Wuhan, the city of 11 million people at the center of the coronavirus...
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Insys Therapeutics founder John Kapoor arrives for sentencing at federal court on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Boston. Kapoor was convicted in a bribery and kickback scheme that prosecutors said helped fuel the opioid crisis. He and others in the company were accused of paying millions of dollars in bribes to doctors across the nation to prescribe the company's highly addictive fentanyl spray, known as Subsys. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Ex-pharmaceutical exec to be sentenced for pushing opioidThe founder of an Arizona pharmaceutical company has arrived at federal court in Boston to be sentenced for orchestrating a bribery and kickback scheme that prosecutors said helped fuel the opioid crisis
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