Washington-based journalist for Reuters. Adjunct writing prof. @AmericanU.

U.S. Ebola survivors say thankful for 'second chance'

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Tami Chappell 1 of 2. Amber Vinson hugs caregivers before her release from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia October 28, 2014. Speaking together in an interview on NBC's "Today" show, they said while they have experienced some stigma following their treatments, they also have seen many acts of kindness.

Poorer countries lack midwives to cut birth deaths -report

reuters.com — Only four countries meeting women's needs for midwifery births By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON, June 3 (Reuters) - The majority of the world's poorer countries, which account for nearly all childbirth-related deaths among newborns and mothers, are facing a critical shortage of professional midwives who could ease the problem, global health experts said on Tuesday.

Cecily Strong, 'SNL' star, will host 2015 White House Correspondents' Dinner (+video)

csmonitor.com — NBC's " Saturday Night Live" comedian Cecily Strong will headline the 2015 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, Washington's annual mixer attended by members of the media, celebrities, and the U.S. president. The association said on Wednesday that Strong, an Illinois native and relative newcomer to the popular improvisational comedy show, will be the main performer at the annual event, known for its ribbing of Washington power figures.

Cecily Strong, 'SNL' star, will host 2015 White House Correspondents' Dinner

csmonitor.com — NBC's " Saturday Night Live" comedian Cecily Strong will headline the 2015 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, Washington's annual mixer attended by members of the media, celebrities, and the U.S. president. The association said on Wednesday that Strong, an Illinois native and relative newcomer to the popular improvisational comedy show, will be the main performer at the annual event, known for its ribbing of Washington power figures.

Texas nurse, now free of Ebola, defends her work and travels

courant.com — WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One of the Texas nurses who helped treat a Liberian man with Ebola last month defended her decision to fly after that, saying she had not been barred from traveling and felt normal during her trip.

Texas nurse, now free of Ebola, defends her work and travels

dailymail.co.uk — WASHINGTON, Nov 6 (Reuters) - One of the Texas nurses who helped treat a Liberian man with Ebola last month defended her decision to fly after that, saying she had not been barred from traveling and felt normal during her trip.

U.S. nurse, now free of Ebola, defends her work and travels

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Tami Chappell Amber Vinson speaks before her release from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia October 28, 2014. In a televised interview on Thursday, Amber Vinson, 29, also said she had received little training in handling patients with the virus that has ravaged West Africa, and had no experience with the protective gear needed for handling such cases before treating the Liberian, Thomas Duncan, who later died.

U.S. nurse, now free of Ebola, defends her work and travels

news.yahoo.com — By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One of the U.S. nurses who helped treat a Liberian man with Ebola in Texas last month defended her controversial decision to fly after treating the patient, saying she had not been barred from traveling and felt normal during her trip.

Maine nurse fights Ebola quarantine, says will not be bullied

uk.reuters.com — WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Saying she will not be bullied by politicians, a Maine nurse is giving the state an ultimatum: Lift her Ebola quarantine by Thursday or she will disregard the restrictions and go to court. The saga of nurse Kaci Hickox illustrates how U.S.

Maine nurse fights Ebola quarantine, says will not be bullied

news.yahoo.com — By Susan Heavey and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Saying she will not be bullied by politicians, a Maine nurse is giving the state an ultimatum: Lift her Ebola quarantine by Thursday or she will disregard the restrictions and go to court. The saga of nurse Kaci Hickox illustrates how U.S.
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Dec 18, 2014

Good read in @nytimes @CBSNews on "How the High Cost of Medical Care Is Affecting Americans" nyti.ms/1Ai6kFB

Dec 18, 2014

U.S. jobless claims point to firmer labor market reut.rs/1sDbJR7 via @reuters

Dec 18, 2014

RT @AP_Oddities: Reading's ugly Christmas tree gets the Charlie Brown treatment _ and offers a seasonal message: apne.ws/1wHVNlN #odd

Dec 18, 2014

RT @AP: Most of the 786 kids who died of abuse or neglect under child protective services were under the age of 4, AP finds: apne.ws/1wHHldy

Dec 17, 2014

RT @ChrisJansing: Eloquent statement by #AlanGross released after 5 yrs in Cuban prison: "It was crucial to my survival knowing that I was not forgotten."

Dec 17, 2014

Senate approves new surgeon general reut.rs/13rZ9OS via @reuters @Reuters_Health @ReutersPolitics

Dec 17, 2014

RT @AP: VIDEO: CDC head encouraged by Ebola spending plan apne.ws/1yAphE8

Dec 17, 2014

RT @drsanjaygupta: new study shows it's not how old you are, but how old you *think* you are. how old do you feel? @CNN @NewDay - 825aET pic.twitter.com/9KeZ8ehjxd

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