Caribbean Sea - The first patient treated aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), was accompanied by Wilma Santiago, who is one of the many Puerto Ricans whose life was shaken up by Hurricane Maria.

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued the following statement after the White House today approved yesterday’s gubernatorial request for federal assistance to help with the impacts of wildfires burning in Northern California:

Washington, DC - Sunday, October 8 marked the twentieth anniversary of the United States’ official designation of Hizballah as a Foreign Terrorist Organization. Hizballah, originally formed as a violent union of Iranian-backed extremists in Lebanon, has terrorized the Middle East and the world since its inception thirty-five years ago.

Washington, DC - What They Are Saying: Praise from the President's Cabinet for the New Immigration Priorities:

Imperial, California - Engaging in regular exercise is good for you for many reasons, and one of them is to lower your risk of getting breast cancer. Many studies conducted over the past 20 years have shown consistently that an increase in physical activity is linked to a lower breast cancer risk.

Washington, DC - Preparedness in the face of major disease outbreaks can save thousands of lives: Rapid deployment of effective diagnostics, treatments, and vaccines may even stop the disease from potentially exploding into a pandemic. A new article by Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, and colleagues examines the multifaceted nature of effective preparedness and the particular role that biomedical research plays.