The Washington Post – ‘We have to evacuate’: Hurricane Michael forces residents to flee inland Florida homes for emergency shelters

After the hurricane was upgraded to a life-threatening Category 4 storm overnight, residents raced to the city’s largest hurricane shelter.

The Boston Globe – American Cancer Society says snuffing out smoking is key to fight against cancer

A new American Cancer Society report calls for a national cancer control strategy with a priority on cutting tobacco use, which accounts for nearly 30 percent of total cancer deaths.

The Hill – Ebola cases spike as nervous communities stop cooperating with health care workers

An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus is on the rise in a regional trading hub in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as terrified residents, including those who have been infected, avoid health care workers.

Los Angeles Times – Patient advocates decry Trump administration move to restrict immigrants’ access to healthcare

“This is not only bad for the health and well-being of the people most directly affected, it is bad for all of us,” said Dr. Georges Benjamin, head of the American Public Health Assn., one of scores of healthcare groups to criticize the administration’s proposal.

Modern Healthcare – Healthcare groups blast proposed rule penalizing immigrants for using public benefits

A proposed rule issued by the Trump administration Wednesday would penalize legal immigrants for using government benefits like Medicaid, alarming a wide range of healthcare and public health organizations.