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An epidemiologist suggests we take cues from the AIDS crisis in dealing with Ebola

While it may seem as though media attention surrounding the Ebola outbreak has dwindled, President Barack Obama has said that "we are nowhere near out of the woods yet in West Africa" — meaning volunteers are still needed. Physician and epidemiologist Sharon McDonnell is one of those volunteers, and she says her experience working during the AIDS crisis offers her some perspective.

Science, Tech & Environment

How best to help Haiti

The earthquake in Haiti happened two weeks ago. Yet aid organizations continue to struggle with basic questions there. So, should you donate items, or is money still the best way to go? David Case is an editor with the online news website Global Post.