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11:33 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Kent Brantly, Doctor With Ebola, Will Be Evacuated From Liberia And Treated In U.S.

Dr. Kent Brantly has been serving as medical director for the Samaritan’s Purse Ebola Consolidated Case Management Center in Liberia.
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The two Americans with Ebola, Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, will be evacuated from Liberia by early next week, according to a statement from Samaritan's Purse, the charity group. They will be heading to an Atlanta hospital. 

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Health/Science
3:21 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Fort Worth Doctor With Ebola In Africa Has Improved Slightly, Relief Group Says

Earlier this year, Dr. Kent Brantly, left, treated a patient with the Ebola virus at the agency's Ebola Consolidated Case Management Center in Liberia.
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The Fort Worth doctor who contracted the Ebola virus in Liberia has improved slightly. The relief group Samaritan’s Purse said today that Dr. Kent Brantly is in serious condition.

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Health/Science
7:00 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Fort Worth Doctor Fighting Ebola Now Fighting For His Life

Earlier this year, Dr. Kent Brantly, left, treated a patient with the Ebola virus at the agency's Ebola Consolidated Case Management Center in Liberia.
Samaritan's Purse

A doctor trained in Fort Worth is now fighting for his life in a Liberian hospital -- a victim of the Ebola outbreak he was trying to battle. 

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Health/Science
5:18 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Think: The Power Of Forgiveness

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One of the most difficult things for many of us to do is to forgive. Today on Think, a psychologist who studies people’s ability to heal after a trauma told Krys Boyd that forgiveness is a key to moving on.

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Vital Signs
6:28 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Peripheral Artery Disease: A Painful Reason To Stay Off Your Feet

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In this edition of KERA's weekly consumer health series, Vital Signs – Peripheral artery disease. Studies say at least one out of five elderly people suffer from hardened arteries reducing blood flow to the limbs. Speaking with Sam Baker, Dr. Stephen Hohmann, a vascular surgeon with Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital, said peripheral artery disease can be painful, but you can avoid it.

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Health/Science
5:39 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Think: Teaching Parkinson's Patients To Talk

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People with Parkinson’s Disease struggle with movements that used to be automatic. That includes walking, blinking and speaking. Today on Think, a speech-language pathologist talked to Krys Boyd about a North Texas program that’s helping Parkinson’s patients regain the ability to speak.

Samatha Elandary says problems for Parkinson’s patients start with a shortage of dopamine in the brain.

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Health/Science
2:23 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

After Cancer, New Breasts -- And A Nipple Tattoo

Stacey Burden, an Aesthetician with UT Southwestern Medical Center, prepares the ink to tattoo Diane's nipples.
Lauren Silverman KERA News

Diane never thought about getting a tattoo. Or plastic surgery.

But this year, after a double mastectomy, she did both.

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Health/Science
4:48 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Think: Diagnosing Mental Illness

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How do you know if you’re going crazy? It may sound like a funny question, but it’s one that psychiatrists seriously consider every day.

Today on Think, Dr. Joel Gold talked about how he works through the possibility.

Gold says diagnosis is often a matter of perspective.

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Health/Science
4:48 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Reporter/Doctor Talks Of The Flight 17 Death Of Her Mentor, AIDS Researcher Joep Lange

Seema Yasmin is a professor in practice at the University of Texas at Dallas and a staff writer at the Dallas Morning News.
Doualy Xaykaothao KERA News

The Malaysia Airlines tragedy last week has rocked the world of AIDS research. An international AIDS conference started Sunday with a tribute to the half-dozen researchers who died on Flight 17. 

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Health/Science
11:00 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Study Up For 'Think': Can Culture Make Us Crazy?

In the past, delusions were thought to be caused by misfiring neurons. But NYU professor Joel Gold suggests that in order to better provide treatment for mental illness, a person’s culture and background must be considered.
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Our surroundings affect the way we think and act. But psychiatrist Joel and philosopher Ian Gold take this idea further to mental health. The two brothers examined specific cases where society and culture have played a role in producing delusions. Joel joins Krys Boyd today on Think at noon to talk about their latest book, Suspicious Minds: How Culture Shapes Madness.

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