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Purdue gets $1.6M to create virtual patients

Purdue has received a $1.6 million grant to help medical, nursing and pharmacy students learn how to counsel people to quit smoking using “virtual patients.”

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Prepackaged caramel apples linked to 4 deaths

Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples because they are linked to four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, centre, inspects the honor guard upon arrival at the Roberts international airport in Monrovia, Liberia, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praised health workers battling Ebola in Sierra Leone and Liberia on Friday, saying they have shown "the most noble face of humankind" amid an epidemic that has killed more than 6,900 people in West Africa. Ban, who made stops in both countries on Friday, travels Saturday to Guinea where the Ebola virus first emerged a year ago. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)

WHO: Recorded Ebola deaths top 7,000

The new totals include confirmed, probable and suspected Ebola deaths. The WHO says there have also been six Ebola deaths in Mali, eight in Nigeria and one in the United States.

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Pharmacists prepared to handle community health crisis

Pharmacists across the area are aware of the increased possibility of a robbery now that 5,000 pain patients are without a doctor.

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Police: Community health crisis may lead to more pharmacy robberies

Police are gearing up for the possibility of more pharmacy robberies now that 5,000 pain clinic patients are without a doctor. It all stems from Dr. William Hedrick closing his nine practices across the state.