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  1. Maine judge rejects Ebola quarantine for nurse

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    FORT KENT, Maine — A Maine judge on Friday rejected a bid by state health officials to restrict the movement of nurse Kaci Hickox, who defied a state quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patients.

    Nurse Kaci Hickox rides away from the home she is staying in on a rural road in Fort Kent, Maine, to take a bike ride, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014.  Hickox went on an hour-long ride with her boyfriend Ted Wilbur, followed by state police who were monitoring her movements and public interactions. [Associated Press]
  2. Help seniors get the most out of Medicare Advantage open enrollment

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    Do you think you have the power to stop somebody from making a really bad decision?

    If so, you probably don't have kids.

    “It’s a delicate matter,’’ Joe Baker of the Medicare Rights Center said of offering to help.
  3. Think about how to burn off calories from holiday treats

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    The first thing I do on Halloween when my kids come home from trick-or-treating is go through their bags and steal all of their Snickers bars.

    Tampa Bay Times writer Terry Tomalin walks along the St. Petersburg's waterfront to burn off the calories from the candy he's just consumed.   CHERIE DIEZ   |   Times
  4. Don't panic: Arm yourself with facts about Ebola

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    Ebola is scary, and images of the virus raging across West Africa — sending people delirious with fever, bleeding and desperate for care into the streets — certainly do nothing to calm Americans' fears.

  5. Maine nurse defies Ebola quarantine with bike ride

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    FORT KENT, Maine

    Hours after nurse Kaci Hickox flaunted her rejection of a state quarantine by taking a bicycle ride, the governor of Maine said Thursday that talks had broken down and that the state intended to use its full authority to limit the movements of the nurse who had treated Ebola patients in …

    Nurse Kaci Hickox, right, and her boyfriend, Ted Wilbur, ride bikes on a trail Thursday near their home in Fort Kent, Maine, a town of 4,300. An unmarked law enforcement vehicle follows them.
  6. Protect eye health with pumpkin (Pumpkin Banana Muffins, anyone?)

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    Don't throw that Halloween pumpkin away! It could be better for your eyesight than those carrots your mother told you to eat.

    Pumpkin Banana Muffins are one way to get carotenoids, which are found in orange and deep green foods, and have been shown to help eyesight.
  7. Chickpeas bring fiber, lean protein to slow cooker beef stew

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    Picture this: After a long day at the office (or the kids' soccer field) you open your front door and are greeted by the heady aroma of a steamy, meaty stew. You have been richly rewarded for spending mere minutes in the morning assembling dinner in your slow cooker.

  8. An inside look at food cravings and how to help curb them

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    Wishing you could control certain food cravings is a common fantasy, and feeling guilty after not being able to do so is a common consequence. The guilt comes from the assumption that you should be in complete control and are to blame if you're not.

    Lavinia Rodriguez
  9. Terminally ill Brittany Maynard, 29, might delay plans to take her own life

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    A 29-year-old terminally ill woman who planned to take her life Saturday under Oregon's death-with-dignity law released a video this week saying she'll likely wait.

  10. Questions on Ebola virus symptoms becoming routine at Tampa Bay hospitals

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    TAMPA — The next time you are admitted to a local hospital or check in at an outpatient medical center, don't be surprised if you are asked for more than your name and insurance card.