Pham's patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, was the first person in the United States diagnosed with Ebola.
People whose household income is more than $75,000 a year have very different perceptions of what affects health than those whose household income is less than $25,000.
Last year, Ebola struck the country and since then, it has killed more than 4,000 Liberians. But among the three hardest-hit countries in West Africa, Liberia has been the fastest at containing the outbreak. Just last week, the region reported 99 new cases of Ebola.
That's why some states have tried setting up independent commissions to draw the map. Arizona voters created such a commission in 2000.
But on a recent visit, it's clear that Lincoln is not resting on its laurels. It's working hard at keeping and drawing talent to this city of nearly 300,000.
Lincoln is not an economic utopia — but it might be close.
There's lots of current music to listen to and talk about on Jazz Northwest this week. Ingrid Jensen and Steve Treseler head an all-star Quintet at The Royal Room where they'll record a show for NPR, Dee Daniels is Artistic Director at the DeMiero Jazz Festival in Edmonds next week, Thomas Marriott has a great new video and there's much more.
Last fall as the Ebola outbreak raged in West Africa, Alex, 28, was working at USAID. Jen, who's a registered nurse, was deployed with the U.S. Navy on a ship in the Arabian Gulf. They both were itching to get to the front lines of the epidemic to help.
Alex landed his job first with the International Medical Corps in Sierra Leone.
"Back in those days, you had to hope and pray you had nothing serious," recalls filmmaker and Hollywood paramedic Gene Starzenski, who grew up in Pittsburgh. "Because basically, the only thing they did was pick you up and threw you in the back like a sack of potatoes, and they took off for the hospital.
"The prime minister of Israel is welcome to speak in the United States, obviously.
Rescue workers using bulldozers worked to clear roads to the Panjshir Valley area just northeast of Kabul — an area where villagers have been cut off for almost a week.
Gov. Abdul Rahman Kabiri, the acting governor of Panjshir province, said a total 196 people had been killed and dozens more injured in the deadly avalanches.
While the Pew Research Center survey published on Friday shows a 14-percentage point gap between Republicans and Democrats under the age of 34, six-in-10 GOP-leaning Millennials still said they favor legalizing cannabis.
The small, nondescript Pied-billed Grebe has an astonishing talent. The grebe is the master of its own buoyancy.
It can squeeze out both the air trapped in its feathers and in its internal air-sacs and sink effortlessly. Learn more about the amazing, sinking Pied-billed Grebe at Cornell's AllAboutBirds.
Spacewalkers Terry Virts and Butch Wilmore have 400 feet of cable to install as well as two sets of antennas.
According to NASA, during the spacewalk, Virts and Wilmore will deploy the cable "along the truss of the station and install antennas as part of the new Common Communications for Visiting Vehicles (C2V2) system that will provide rendezvous and