Sick Articles

Obama Gives Federal Workers 'Six Weeks of Advanced Paid Sick Leave'

12:55 PM, Jan 15, 2015

The White House says President Obama signed a presidential memo "directing agencies to allow federal workers to take six weeks of advanced paid sick leave to care for a new child, ill family members, and for other sick leave-eligible uses."

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The Sick Man of Asia

North Korea’s downward spiral.
Nov 17, 2014

In 1853 Czar Nicholas I, in a conversation with the British ambassador, reportedly coined the phrase “sick man of Europe” to describe the decaying Ottoman Empire. The corrupt and debt-ridden Ottomans soon dragged England, France, and Russia into conflict in Crimea, just as the czar had feared. The slow, painful demise of the Ottoman Empire then involved the great European powers in a series of Balkan crises, culminating in the 1914 assassination in Sarajevo that triggered World War I.

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Obama: Travel Ban Could Make America Less Safe

But the president insisted that he has no "philosophical objection necessarily to a travel ban."
7:10 PM, Oct 16, 2014

President Obama discussed the proposal to institute a travel ban to protect America from the grown Ebola crisis, but suggested he wasn't in favor of it because it might make Americans less safe:

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HHS Prepares for Flu Pandemic: 'Could Cause Over 60 Million Deaths Worldwide'

6:39 AM, Oct 03, 2014

The Ebola outbreak has grabbed the attention of the country if not the world in recent days, but the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is also concerned about a more mundane, but still potentially deadly problem: the flu. Thursday, the ag

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Michelle Obama: 'Being Married to the President ... Can Be Hard'

6:42 AM, Sep 18, 2014

First Lady Michelle Obama visited sick children at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, where she complained about living at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and being married to the president of the United States. She made the comments in response to being asked about her "favorite part about being in the White House."

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Public Health Official in Chief: President Gives Ebola Warning to West African Nations

8:01 AM, Sep 02, 2014

President Obama addresses the "people of West Africa" in a video posted Tuesday by the U.S.

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Sick Kids Denied Specialty Care Due to Obamacare in Washington

11:16 AM, Jan 31, 2014

In Washington state, some sick kids have been denied specialty care due to Obamacare, a local news outlet reports:

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Clinton's Clot 'Between the Brain and the Skull Behind the Right Ear'

4:59 PM, Dec 31, 2012

Hillary Clinton's doctors released the following statement saying that she has a blood clot in her head, "in the space between the brain and the skull behind the right ear."

Here's the full statement:

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Where's Hillary?

9:37 AM, Dec 26, 2012

On December 15, the day after the day after the shooting at a school in Newtown, Connecticut, State Department officials notified the press that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had fallen ill. "While suffering from a stomach virus, Secretary Clinton became dehydrated and fainted, sustaining a concussion," deputy assistant secretary Philippe Reines said in a statement to the press. 

Since then, Clinton does not appear to have been sighted in public.

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State Dept.: Clinton 'to Work from Home Next Week' After Becoming Dehydrated and Fainting

1:36 PM, Dec 15, 2012

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will "work from home next week" after becoming dehydrated and fainting, State Department deputy assistant secretary Philippe Reines says in a statement.

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Sean Penn Expresses 'Love' for Chavez, Wishes Him 'Great Strength'

12:38 PM, Dec 11, 2012

At a candlelight vigil for Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez in Bolivia, actor Sean Penn offered great praise for the sick strongman:

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