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Live Well: A yoga twist on speed dating

Life: Health Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

You're single. You like yoga. You'd like to meet a partner who's interested in yoga and/or the mindful living lifestyle that tends to go along with it. ...

The Art of Health: After breaking bad habit, it still might return

Life: Health Published: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

Last month, I wrote about what it takes to break bad habits. Since then, the U.S. Taekwondo Center participated in the ...

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  • North Carolina flu deaths reach 100

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — State health officials say 100 people have died from flu in North Carolina this season. Officials said two people died from the flu last week, bringing the deaths from the viral illness to 100. The worst week came in late January, when a dozen people died. Officials say at least 59 people died from flu in North...

  • Marijuana trade show coming to Bangor Saturday

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The largest medical marijuana trade show in New England is coming to Bangor, Maine. Homegrown Maine 2014 takes place at the Spectacular Events Center in the city on Saturday. Medical Marijuana Caregivers of Maine organizes the event, which is in its third year. A spokeswoman for the organization said the event is...

  • Ohio sees record high heroin overdose deaths

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A record number of Ohioans died from heroin-related overdoses in 2012, the state Department of Health said as it released the newest available figures for a problem that's been called an epidemic and a public health crisis. The state says 680 people died of heroin overdoses in 2012, up from 426 deaths in 2011, a 37...

  • Horse virus cases showing up in Upper Midwest

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — State officials in the Upper Midwest are cautioning horse owners about a virus that can cause breathing problems, abortions and nervous system disorder and spreads easily among the animals. Three cases of equine herpesvirus have been documented this year in North Dakota and seven in Minnesota. Animal health officials in...

  • Rochester mayor hospitalized with flu

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren has been hospitalized with the flu. Local media report that Warren went to Strong Memorial Hospital by ambulance late Wednesday. A spokeswoman says Warren was suffering from the flu and dehydration, but is getting better. Warren is a Democrat who took office this year.

  • MUSC picks department head as new president

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Medical University of South Carolina has a new president. The university board of trustees on Thursday selected Dr. David Cole to lead the university in Charleston. Cole is the chairman of the university's Department of Surgery and president of MUSC Physicians. Cole was selected from more than 50 applicants in a...

  • Judge: ACLU may file in birth-control lawsuit

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A federal judge has allowed the American Civil Liberties Union to file a brief in a lawsuit filed by Roman Catholic organizations in Wyoming. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Cheyenne and other organizations sued the federal government in January. They're trying to block a birth-control coverage requirement in the federal...

  • Illinois medical marijuana: $100 for patient card

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois regulators crafting the first rules for the state's new medical marijuana industry have lowered patient fees and deleted a section that angered gun owners. Patients would pay $100 a year to apply for a medical marijuana card in Illinois under the revised preliminary rules unveiled Friday for the state's four-year...

  • No link between norovirus, food at wedding

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An inspection by the Rhode Island Health Department found no link between a norovirus outbreak and the food served at a wedding. The Providence Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1jQ9bg9 ) about 74 people fell ill from norovirus at an April 5 wedding in West Warwick. The highly infectious virus causes severe vomiting and...

  • 8 confirmed cases of mumps at New Jersey college

    HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Officials are investigating eight confirmed cases of mumps found in students at New Jersey's Stevens Institute of Technology. The college in Hoboken says the students range in age from 18 to 21. All were fully vaccinated with two documented doses of mumps-containing vaccine. The school says it has told faculty and staff...

  • Louisville, Memphis top allergy cities

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Spring is in full bloom, and that fact hasn't been lost on allergy sufferers. There's good reason for that in Louisville: The city is ranked first in the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America's 2014 list of the most challenging locations to live with spring allergies. The organization's list of the top 100...

  • Abortion doctors' admitting rights reinstated

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A judge has temporarily reinstated admitting privileges to two abortion providers at a Dallas hospital that had stripped the doctors of those rights. Dr. Lamar Robinson and Dr. Jasbir Ahluwalia had sued University General Hospital on Thursday, accusing the hospital of illegally stripping them of admitting privileges...

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