NEW MIAMI MUSEUM TO FEATURE HEALTH GALLERY IN RESPONSE TO EBOLA CRISIS:
Earlier Tuesday, President Barack Obama met with Dr. Brantly (Ebola surviver) and his wife, Amber, in the Oval Office to announce more efforts by the U.S. to lead a global battle against the spread of the deadly virus.
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MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — When the new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science being built in downtown Miami opens in 2016 it will have a special gallery which will focus on health.
Baptist Health South Florida is giving the museum $5 million for health and wellness programs. Some of thefunding also will pay for transportation for Miami-Dade County public school students to visit the museum.
Museum President and CEO Gillian Thomas says the Baptist Health People & Science Gallery will teach people “how to make better choices for a healthy life.”
Officials say the gallery will allow visitors to use technology to explore different lifestyle choices. It will include zones highlighting the psychology of eating, meditation techniques, body language, brain functions and technology for prosthetics and surgery.
Earlier Tuesday, President Barack Obama met with Dr. Brantly and his wife, Amber, in the Oval Office.
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The United States is dramatically escalating its efforts to combat the spread of Ebola in West Africa, President Barack Obama will announce Tuesday during a visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.
The unprecedented response will include the deployment of 3,000 U.S. military forces and more than $500 million in defense spending drawn from funding normally used for efforts like the war in Afghanistan, senior administration officials outlined Monday. Obama has called America’s response to the disease a “national-security priority,” with top foreign policy and defense officials leading the government’s efforts.
The officials said Obama believes that in order to best contain the disease, the U.S. must “lead” the global response effort. In the CDC’s largest deployment in response to an epidemic, more than 100 officials from the agency are currently on the ground and $175 million has been allocated to West Africa to help combat…
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