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  1. Breast Cancer Awareness Day celebrates survivors, family

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    JAMES BORCHUCK | Times

    Natasha McClellan, left, and Willie Mae Jones sign words of encouragement Tuesday on a giant poster during Hills­borough County's Breast Cancer Awareness Day celebration in front of the Hillsborough County Center. The day honored the families and survivors of those affected by breast …

     Natasha McClellan, left, and Willie Mae Jones, right, sign words of encouragement on a giant poster during Hillsborough County's Breast Cancer Awareness Day celebration in front of the county center Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014.  The celebration honored the families and survivors of those affected by breast cancer with a proclamation, education campaign and pink and white cookies.
  2. Poynter Institute will host African journalists denied by USF St. Petersburg

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    ST. PETERSBURG — A group of African journalists whose visit to the University of South Florida St. Petersburg was canceled because of Ebola fears has found another host.

  3. Q & A: What exactly can the CDC do about Ebola? (w/video)

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    The Ebola epidemic in Africa and fears of it spreading in the U.S. have turned the nation's attention to the federal government's front-line public health agency: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But as with Ebola itself, there is much confusion about the role of the CDC and what it can and cannot …

    Bryan Christensen, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Barbara Smith, a nurse with Mount Sinai Health Systems, demonstrate the proper way to don personal protective equipment when treating Ebola at a session for health care workers Tuesday in New York.
  4. African journalists' visit to St. Petersburg canceled due to Ebola fears

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    ST. PETERSBURG — The University of South Florida St. Petersburg has canceled the upcoming visit of 14 journalists from African countries, citing Ebola-related fears from faculty, students and staff.

  5. Ebola response highlights government cuts to public health

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    The Ebola threat is calling attention to a problem years in the making: cuts to the programs and staff intended to prepare for just such a public health emergency.

  6. After fan dispute, Scott shifts the conversation to Ebola

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — Two days after Florida's gubernatorial debate turned into Fangate, Gov. Rick Scott convened a news conference in Dania Beach to talk about a more serious subject: Ebola.

    Advisers close to Gov. Rick Scott’s campaign have been urging him to focus on Ebola.
  7. Obama names czar in new push against Ebola

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    WASHINGTON — Beneath the calming reassurance that President Barack Obama has repeatedly offered during the Ebola crisis, there is a deepening frustration, even anger, with how the government has handled key elements of the response, according to White House officials.

    Medical staff in protective gear escort Nina Pham, exiting the ambulance, to a nearby aircraft at Love Field on Thursday in Dallas. Pham, a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, was diagnosed with the Ebola virus after caring for Thomas Eric Duncan who died of the same virus. [Associated Press]
  8. Ebola false alarm in Pinellas shows heightened awareness, precaution

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    LARGO — With Ebola in mind, Pinellas County officials took added precautions Thursday after receiving reports of a person with flu-type symptoms.

  9. Breast cancer awareness: How exercise helps in prevention, recovery

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    Pink-clad people will be parading on both sides of Tampa Bay on Saturday as the American Cancer Society's first round of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks hits the streets.

    Dr. Lawrence Hochman says walking 30 minutes a day makes a big difference.
  10. Soul Injury Ceremony aims to ease the pains of veterans, others

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    Deborah Grassman has made it her life's work to ease veterans' last days on earth. So she immediately knew what might help a man she met two years ago in an Ohio veterans home.

    Deborah Grassman