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    Black Lung Medical Claims

    From former West Virginia coal miner Robert Bailey was among the witnesses at a hearing on the health and financial challenges faced by coal miners affected with black lung disease.

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    Cancer Biology

    Cancer biologist Andrew Hessel used visual aids as he talked about the acceleration of technological DNA change to help cure cancer by making medicines to target cancer cells instead of the…

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    Ebola Virus Outbreak

    Alexandra Sifferlin was interviewed by phone about her Time Magazine story, “What Your Bring When You’re Going Into an Ebola Outbreak.” The article details the Centers for…

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    Dangerous Disease Investigators

    Government health experts tasked with tracking the spread of dangerous diseases such as monkey pox and human rabies spoke at the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colorado. The…

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    Scientific American Report on Cancer Research

    Christine Gorman talked about the July 2014 edition of Scientific American, “The March on Malignancy,” which focused on cancer and new research showing that 15 percent of deaths…

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    Ebola Virus

    Witnesses testified at a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee hearing on the threat of the Ebola virus. Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said the…

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    U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Spousal Program, Part 2

    Former President George W. Bush was a featured speaker at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. He talked about his presidential initiative to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa and…

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    Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden held a conference call with reporters to give an update on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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    Tom Frieden on Public Health and Safety

    Tom Frieden spoke at a National Press Club Luncheon about antibiotic resistant diseases and how they are most commonly spread in hospitals. He urged quick action to get ahead of…

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    Centers for Disease Control Anthrax Lab Incident

    Witnesses testified about a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) lab incident in June 2014 in which potentially dozens of staff members were exposed to anthrax because safety procedures were…

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    Rise of Autism Rates and Research Funding

    Bob Wright talked about federal and private sector research on autism. The previous day the House unanimously passed the Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education and…

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    Middle East Respiratory Syndrome

    Dr. Michael Bell from the Centers for Disease Control talked about what the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is and how serious a threat it is to the U.S. population.

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    Alzheimer's Disease Funding

    Abigail Jones talked about her Newsweek article on Alzheimer’s Disease, “Alzheimer’s Is Expensive, Deadly and Growing. So Where’s the Research Money.” The…

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    Centers for Disease Control Report on Autism Rates

    Liz Feld, president of Autism Speak, talked about a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report showing a significant rise in autism rates among children in the U.S. C-SPAN Radio’s…

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    Alzheimer's Disease Research

    Witnesses testified on the economic effect of Alzheimer’s Disease in the U.S. and the latest science and research. National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins used…

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    Dr. Thomas Frieden on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Thomas Frieden talked about issues facing the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the impact of the…

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    After Words with S. Lochlann Jain

    S. Lochlann Jain talked about her book, Malignant: How Cancer Becomes Us, in which she explores the economic impact of cancer on American society and argues that it’s not in the…

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    Malaria, Yellow Fever, and Independence

    John McNeill talked about how colonists and slaves benefited from their resistance to two deadly diseases during the American and Haitian Revolutions. Professor McNeill argued that…

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    Health Care-Related Infections

    Witnesses testified on efforts to reduce health care-related infections from various medical treatments. One of the witnesses recounted his son’s death from sepsis following a…

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    Polio Epidemic in the United States

    Davidson College professor Sally McMillen talked about the polio epidemic in the United States in the early to mid-20th century. Fear of contracting polio grew following a series of…

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