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The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.

CDC knows little but proclaims confidence about Ebola case

Contact tracing is just beginning but CDC Director Thomas Frieden says the person sick in a Texas hospital only was in touch with a handful of other people.

THE DAILY BEAST

Seattle doc among lead authors of IUD recommendation for teen girls

Dr. Gina Sucato with Group Health in Seattle is part of the nation's most influential pediatrician's group, the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is one of the lead authors of the recoomendation taking parents by surprise: Teen girls should use an intrauterine device, or IUD as birth control. 

KIRO-AM

Contaminated water closes Mercer Island schools

Island residents are still under orders to boil their water because of E. coli.

KING5.COM

Seattle company Array Health announces "first institutional funding ever"

After 8 years in business, Array Health raised $13 million to build a private health insurance exchange platform. What does this mean? Geekwire's Taylor Soper explains.

GEEKWIRE

Nicholas Kristof: Ebola crisis requires a real investment

We invest in renewing nuclear arms but we put little into children's education, women's futures or world health. 

NEW YORK TIMES

Bellingham puppeteer invents $35 3D-printed prosthetic hand

Puppeteer, special effects artist and inventor, Ivan Owen is now working with students at the University of Washington Bothell campus on 3-D printing and how it can be used for other applications in the medical field.

Q13FOX.COM

Huskies, Cougars are going to war over medical school

A major public relations battle is shaping up over WSU's plan for a new medical school.

HERALD (EVERETT)

Virginia Mason opens new critical care unit

The new critical care unit opened on Sunday, with 28 beds. A new surgery center is scheduled to open on September 22nd. 

PUGET SOUND BUSINESS JOURNAL

Several patients at Children's in Seattle show signs of mystery virus

They tested positive for EV-D68, according to Public Health-Seattle & King County.

SEATTLEPI.COM

The World Health Organization can't afford to fight Ebola

"The international response to the disease has been a failure," said vice president of government relations for Samaritans Purse, Ken Isaacs. 

MOTHER JONES
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